Three Peaks Challenge
Keen to explore some of the most beautiful and picturesque National Parks whilst gaining your gold award badge? We have the perfect challenge for you!
What is it?
The Three Peaks Challenge combines a tough endurance physical challenge with stunning picturesque landscape. It requires participants to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales –the biggest mountains in their three respective countries- within the space of twenty four hours.
Although twenty four hours may seem like a short space of time to complete the challenge, the event organisers do provide options on their website as to how this can be achieved. The organisers stress that the entire activity is to be completed within the time frame; thirteen hours of hillwalking and eleven hours of driving to your next destination. The time scale for this event has been carefully measured and completion of the task is more than achievable, so long as the participants pace themselves well.
What is involved?
To test your ability and to have a taster of the task ahead, one suggestion is that participants travel to their nearest mountain in order to try it out for themselves before agreeing to this mammoth challenge.
There are three specific plans which you can use, depending on your preference. The first option manages your time so that you’re only ever walking when it is daylight, the second option organises your walking time around traffic to ensure you miss as much heavy traffic as possible to offer the smoothest transition from mountain to the next, and the third option allows you to undertake each mountain order of difficulty with the easiest being last.
If you would prefer longer to complete the challenge, the organisers offer an alternative scheme where you can take three days and complete a mountain a day; this will allow you to complete the challenge in your own time.
Due to the complexity of the challenge, essential preparations will be necessary in order to complete it and challengers will be offered opportunities to receive specialist training and advice on everything from clothing, fitness and exercise preparation through to travel arrangements.
By taking part in our Three Peaks Challenge, you'll be raising vital funds for a hospice that supports local children and adults with life-limiting conditions
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So whether you prefer to be home or away, on the ground or up in the air, or to ride your bike or go for a hike - we have a challenge for you.
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