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UK 3 Peaks Challenge

26th June

  • 26/06/2020 - 28/06/2020
  • ChallengeTrekWalk
  • UK

UK 3 Peaks Challenge

26th June

  • 26/06/2020 - 28/06/2020
  • ChallengeTrekWalk
  • UK

When?

26/06/2020

Where?

UK

What?

ChallengeTrekWalk

Choose one of these dates:
26-28 June 2020
2-4 October 2020

Where: Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (UK) and Mt Snowdon (Wales)

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.

Sign up and raise money for Helen & Douglas House!

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Choose your fundraising option:

  • 1) Minimum Sponsorship – pay a small registration fee and do lots of fundraising!
    £75 reg fee + £770 in fundraising.
  • 2) Mixed Funding – pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise to a lower target.
    £75 reg fee + £385 self-funding - then set your own fundraising target.
Download brochure and full itinerary

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update around our events

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures we all must take are significant and they affect us all. We are following Government guidance and taking all necessary steps to keep everyone safe. This means that all fundraising events due to take place in the near future have been cancelled or postponed. Those events which are due to take place later this year or next year remain open until we are advised otherwise. If you have already signed up to participate in an event which needs to be postponed or cancelled, you will be notified by an email from our events team.

During these uncertain times, our aim is to continue to care for local terminally children and their families as far as possible. Undoubtedly the income we rely on from the public, our fundraising events and our shops is going to be affected and we will plan to overcome these challenges as much as possible. We rely on donations from the public to fund our work and we need support now more than ever. If you would like to support us and make a donation you can do so at www.helenanddouglas.org.uk/donate/.

Please continue to visit this page for further updates on our Events. If you have any questions or concerns in respect of our events, please contact Hannah Smart or Julia Woodcock in the Events Team at events@helenanddouglas.org.uk

Our Coronavirus (COVID-19) organisational update