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UK 3 Peaks Challenge

19th June

  • 19/06/2020 - 6/09/2020
  • Challenge
  • UK

UK 3 Peaks Challenge

19th June

  • 19/06/2020 - 6/09/2020
  • Challenge
  • UK

When?

19/06/2020

Where?

UK

What?

Challenge

Date: Choose from 19-21 June 2020 or 4-6 September 2020
Where: Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (UK) and Mt Snowdon (Wales)

Sign up and raise money for Helen & Douglas House!

Take on the most highly regarded trekking challenge in the UK, all to raise money for your local children's hospice.

From the scenic Glen Nevis Valley to the picturesque Snowdonia National Park, join an almighty trekking challenge. Take on the UK’s giants on this classic 3 Peaks Challenge - Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Mount Snowdon (1,085m). The aim is to summit all three in a total trekking time of 15 hours or less. You’ll climb around 3,050 meters and have walked approx. 40km, so grit and determination are vital to completing this fast paced challenge.

Choose your fundraising option:

  • 1) Minimum Sponsorship – pay a small registration fee and do lots of fundraising!
    £75 reg fee + £760 in fundraising
  • 2) Mixed Funding – pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise to a lower target.
    £75 reg fee + £380 self-funding - then set your own fundraising target

Break
 

Please note that this is an Open Challenge event organised by Global Adventure Challenges and therefore subject to their booking terms and conditions. Please address any questions about the challenge directly to the organisers by calling 01244 676 454. Please contact events@helenanddouglas.org.uk for any fundraising support and enquiries.

 

Meet in Glasgow

You'll meet at Glasgow Central Station/ Glasgow International Airport at around 12pm for the pick up, then head north on your transfer to Fort William which is located in the stunning highlands of Scotland. Tonight you'll have an evening meal together as a group and a briefing about the exciting challenge ahead.

Ben Nevis & Scafell Pike

After a hearty breakfast your challenge begins, first up the mighty Ben Nevis standing tall at 1,344m. You begin your trek taking the ‘tourist path’ which uses a zig zag technique to enable a steady climb up the mountain. The walk up should take approx. 3.5hrs, a great warm up to the challenge! As you trek to the summit you will stop for short breaks enabling you to take in the picturesque views of the breath-taking Scottish highlands. Once you reach the summit and take your celebration photos you begin your descent.

After you descend Ben Nevis you jump straight into the awaiting vehicles and head South to the Lake District to take on your second peak – Scafell Pike (978m).

We stop for dinner en route then continue on to Wasdale Head; an untouched and District also renowned for being the  birthplace of British climbing. We continue our trek in what remains of the daylight to witness a beautiful sunset with  astonishing views of the surrounding area as we reach Mickledore and head towards the summit. The ascent and descent of Scafell Pike should take approx. 4.5 hours.

Glowing from our success we jump straight into the buses and head to our third and final peak – Mount Snowdon.

Transfer time approx. 5 hours.

Trekking distance - approx 30km

Snowdon

It’s an early start today as we begin our final summit trek from Pen –Y- Pass Youth Hostel at around 6am. We’ll take the PYG track to ascend Mt Snowdon - the highest mountain in England and Wales at 1,085m. Once we summit Mt Snowdon our efforts will be rewarded with glorious views stretching as far as the eye can see.

We will return to the vehicles following the same route we used to ascend and transfer to Llanberis to enjoy a celebratory breakfast! After breakfast we take the transfer back to Chester train station for drop offs after a long, but very rewarding two days!

Trekking distance - approx 10km