The National 3 Peaks Challenge has got to be the most popular mountain challenge in the UK! The challenge tackles the mighty Ben Nevis in Scotland, our very own Scafell Pike here in the Lake District, and then Snowdon in Wales. As well as defeating these 3 mountains, the challenge is to do it all within 24 hours!
Our National 3 Peaks Guiding Package provides you with a guide for each mountain to ensure you get up and down safely. Ben Nevis is renowned for being an exceptionally changaeble mountain in terms of the weather. It is not uncommon to start at the bottom wearing just a t-shirt, but summiting with all your clothes on walking through snow. The summit plateau can also be very tricky to navigate, and dangerous at times, so knowing where to go here is essential.
Scafell Pike is quite often tackled late at night or in the early hours of the morning. Although it is the smallest of the peaks many regard it as the hardest for the fact that some, if not all of the mountain is done at night. The terrain on Scafell Pike can seem quite benign and at night this is only accentuated at night. Every year mountain rescue teams are called out to rescue 3 peakers who have underestimated Scafell Pike. If you feel you only want a guide for this section of the walk we can also provide this.
Snowdon via the traditional 3 peaks routes is not known to be a hard mountain to navigate but depending on your timings you may be arriving in the dark, so a guide would make life easier.
The benefits of using our guiding package are numerous. You not only get a guide to help you through the mountain stages, but you are not paying extra for the guide's food, accommodation or their time being sat on a bus, unlike many other 3 Peaks Challenge packages.
Each package can take a maximum of 10 people.
As well as supplying you with a professional, experienced guide at the base of each mountain, we can also provide:
Recommeded timings and tactics for the challenge
Start Point Information
Nutritional Guidelines for throughout the Challenge
Recommendations of Transport companies
A pre challenge training programme
15% off vouchers for Cotswold Outdoor for any kit purchases