Itinerary

Day 1: Meet the team

You'll be collected from the train station, or one of the other pickup points en route to Fort William before heading to your hotel in Fort William. In the evening you'll enjoy a briefing from the guide who will inform you of the plan for the challenge and answer any final questions you might have.

Pick up locations can include:

Leave a car in Warrington - 10:00am

Warrington Central or Bank Quay Stations - 10:30am

Glasgow Central Station - 15:00pm

Glasgow International Airport - 15:30pm

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After a hearty breakfast, you'll be transferred to the bottom of Ben Nevis where you start your 24-hour challenge. The aim is to summit Ben Nevis for 11:30 am before heading back down the mountain for the transfer to the Lake District. Aiming to begin the Scafell Pike ascent with a few hours of daylight left, you'll arrive at the start point for around 8:30 pm. During the summer months you’ll reach the summit as the sun sets across the Lake District. Once down the mountain, you’ll head straight to Snowdonia in Wales.

Please note: The walking pace is brisk to fast and the guide will be aiming for approximately 4km per hour in order to attempt the challenge within 24 hours.

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The transfer to Snowdon takes around 4.5 hours and includes a driver changeover. The transfer is through the night so after a quick snack, you'll be ready for a well-earned rest. You'll arrive at the foot of Snowdon for around 5:30 am after getting some rest on the bus. The sun will begin to rise as you aim to get to the summit for approximately 8 am.

After the challenge, you'll be transferred to Chester station or Warrington Station where you can continue your onward journey. The exact arrival time at the drop off point can vary so we advise booking open rail tickets just in case, for your journey home.

Please note: The walking pace is brisk to fast and the guide will be aiming for approximately 4km per hour in order to attempt the challenge within 24 hours.

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5.00 (10 reviews)

Jeanette
Verified - Travelled October 2021

Had an amazing time doing challenge. Darren was FANTASTIC, so helpful & made challenge so worth while. Thank you Darren

Mark
Verified - Travelled October 2021

The trip very well organised from the initial booking to taking on the challenge our guide was Darren was great and kept us informed all the way as well the drivers. Although I didn't complete all 3 m ...read more

Anna
Verified - Travelled September 2021

Excellent guide and organisation.

Hazel
Verified - Travelled September 2021

This was an amazing experience and I am still living on the high from the weekend. It is the toughest thing I have done testing both my physical and mental strength. I took part in this on my own but ...read more

Brooke
Verified - Travelled August 2021

Unfortunately, due to a delay on route to our second mountain we were unable to complete the full 3 peaks challenge but even despite this our group had such a great time! Darren our guide was just gr ...read more

Tamsin
Verified - Travelled August 2021

This was an unfulfilled challenge for us. Sadly the group was only able to complete 2 peaks out of the 3. An RTA in the Highlands closed the road. Which meant we had a very long detour. Our driver did ...read more

Caroline
Verified - Travelled August 2021

It was an amazing experience. Unfortunately we could do Scafel Pike but did Ben Nevis and Snowdon. It was a bank holiday weekend, we were in our way to Scafel and got a massive traffic jam. Apparently ...read more

James
Verified - Travelled August 2021

Very enjoyable trip. All logistics well organised, hotel very nice, Rob our guide was extremely friendly and kept our spirits up when the weather deteriorated. Another good Skyhook adventure and I loo ...read more

Shane
Verified - Travelled August 2021

Had a fantastic weekend. Rob (guide) did a fantastic job looking after us and keeping us safe in some quite horrendous weather. Darren (driver) also did really well getting us to the starting points. ...read more

Helen
Verified - Travelled July 2021

Well organised event by Mountaineerin on behalf of skyhook. Rob our mountain leader was fantastic! Well organised by Simon too. The drivers do an amazing job. The whole event was brilliant from star ...read more

FAQs

All clients are currently being sent a Lateral Flow Test at least 1 week prior to their event with relevant instructions. We aim to provide peace of mind to all those taking part and an activity that is as safe as it possibly can be. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this. 

The walking pace for the National 3 Peaks will be set by the guide in order to set a pace in which the group can attempt to complete the challenge within 24 hours. This pace will be a moderate to fast walk. Any breaks will be minimal and simply to drink, have a quick snack or catch your breath. The group will not at any point stop for longer than a couple of minutes to rest. If you are well off the pace or struggling the guide may need to discuss how this might be managed going forward.

It should be noted this is not a leisurely walk. We will be aiming to walk at approximately 4km per hour

Included

  • Qualified UK Mountain Leaders
  • Transport throughout the challenge
  • Pickup/drop off from agreed locations
  • 1 Night twin room accommodation (minimum 3* B&B) in Fort William. Single supplment is available on request and subject to availability.
  • Certificates for all participants to prove you did it

Excluded

  • Travel costs to/from agreed pickup location. 
  • Bottled and boiled water
  • Food

After you have made your booking the team fro. mountaineerin Ltd will contact you to start the porces of gathering any further information needed for your trip and also give you an opportunity to ask any further questions. In addition a full itinereray will be provided. 

Correspondance is normally from simon@mountaineerin.com ***PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOR EMAILS***

Pick-up: The guides can collect in Warrington at 10:30 am or Glasgow from 3 pm. If you would like a different pick up point, then please contact us to see if this is an option. Generally the guides are happy to collect you from any point between Warrington and Fort William - providing it's on route. Warrington and Glasgow however are the most popular pickup points. 

Please note, if you are based near Warrington and are wanting to drive to the Warrington pick up you can leave vehicles at our base. 

Pick Up

Warrington - Leave your car

Warrington Central Station - 10:30am

Warrington Bank Quay Station - 10:30am

Glasgow Central Station - 15:00pm

Glasgow International Airport - 15:30pm (flights should land to allow time to get to arrivals for 15:30pm)

Drop-off: The guides can drop you off at Chester or Warrington train stations on day 3 of your itinerary. Although we aim to complete the challenge on time between 08:30-09:30am times can vary depending on the speed of the group. 

**We strongly advise if getting a train we either paying on the day or booking an anytime ticket as we cannot guarantee dropoff time**

Drop Off

Chester Station

Warrington Central Station

Warrington Bank Quay Station

Warrington - Return to your car

NOTE: You will be asked for these details after you have booked your place.

Day 1

10:30 Pick up in Warrington or Northwest agreed location (if needed)

15:00 Pick up Glasgow Central Station or/and International Airport (if needed)

15:30 Transfer to Hotel/B&B

18:00 Arrive at hotel

20:00 Challenge Briefing and Q&A session

Day 2

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Transfer to Ben Nevis start point

08:15 Final preparation

08:30 Start challenge (Begin Ben Nevis)

11:30 Summit Ben Nevis

13:30 Transfer to Wasdale Head (transfer includes a 45 minute maximum driver rest stop. This is a VOSA legal requirement)

20:30 Begin Scafell Pike ascent

23:00 Summit Scafell Pike

01:00 Transfer to Pen y pass

Day 3

01:00 Transfer to Pen y pass

05:30 Begin Snowdon ascent

08:00 Summit Snowdon

09:30 Complete challenge at Pen y pass

10:00 Transfer to drop off point

The National Three Peaks Challenge includes climbing the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours, so it is reasonably challenging. However, If you are in reasonable shape or have past experience trekking, you should be fine. You don’t require any mountaineering experience for the 3 peaks challenge. We will set off at a pace which the guide feels is appropriate to attempt the challenge within 24 hours. Any cut off times implemented will either be for legal reasons to do with drivers hours or to benefit the majority of the group.  

The aim of the National 3 Peaks Challenge is to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft). Ben Nevis is the highest point reached at 1,344m

The challenge also includes the driving distance of around 450 miles and takes an average of 10 hours to drive. This means that the ascent and descent of the 3 mountains must be completed within 14 hours or less.

The National 3 Peaks Challenge includes overnigt accommodation in Fort William in twin rooms. A single supplemement is available if preferred subject to availability. 

Typically groups are no more than 10 people plus the guide

18, or 14 if accompanied by an adult.

Footwear

Walking Boots (with ankle support)

Hiking Socks

Rucksacks & Bags

Backpack (20-40 Litres)

Small bag with spare clothes that can be left on the bus during treks.

Recommended Clothing

Waterproof jacket

Waterproof trousers (hiking trousers)

Warm outer layer

Change of clothes

Hat and gloves

Trekking Equipment

Head Torch

Water container (min. 2 Litres)

Trekking snacks (cereal bars, dried fruit, nuts etc)

Dry bags (for keeping clothes dry)

Mobile Phone

Sunglasses (Optional)

Walking Poles (Optional)

Camera (Optional)

Small first aid kit with pain killers, plasters, antiseptic wipes and any required medication

Provided by Mountaineerin Ltd

Skyhook Adventure is an Authorised Agent of Mountaineerin Ltd. Please familiarise yourself with the Mountaineerin Ltd Terms & Conditions and Skyhook Adventure's Terms & Conditions.