Three Peaks Challenge 2011

Want to enter your team into a Three Peaks Challenge event in 2011, but don't want to have to raise some £5000 for a charity you may have no real interest in? Want to raise funds for your own charity or good cause? Or just want to attempt the challenge at the same time as a number of other teams, with full safety support in place?

The Open Challenge Series 2011 includes 3 Open Three Peaks Challenge events, all starting at Fort William for Ben Nevis, and finishing in Llanberis for Snowdon. Teams must consist of 4-8 walkers (depending upon event) and 2 drivers.

Teams will organise their own transport, accommodation and food for the challenge, and will be aiming for a true 24 hour challenge attempt, starting at 5 minute intervals from the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.

You can secure your team place online now from £149 deposit, with the balance payable 28 days before your challenge. Your team entry fee includes:

  • Beacon Map / Guide Set
  • Pre-event training, route and equipment information
  • Training Days at Wasdale
  • Registration in Fort William hotel
  • Pre-event safety briefing in hotel
  • Kit issue for loan of safety equipment:
  • VHF radios
  • Emergency group shelters
  • Lightweight cooker and fule
  • Event bibs and vehicle ID
  • Sport Ident timing dibber
  • Sport Ident results at finish
  • Parking and rubbish removal
  • Qualified & experienced mountain staff on each mountain
  • First aid trained support staff at mountain bases
  • Finish at Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis
  • Medals & certificates for all finishers
  • Buffet & awards at finish
  • Event liability insurance
Our Open Challenge events for teams in 2011 are:

Spring Stroller - 7th/8th May 2011

Corporate Team Challenge - 24th/25th June 2011

Die Hard Trilogy - 3rd/4th September 2011

...And for those of you who have completed a Three Peaks Challenge - try the Three Peaks Mountain Rally Challenge - you could win £1000 cash...!

Youth Cancer Trust Teams Complete 3 Peaks Challenge

On Saturday 24th May 2009, 5 teams assembled at the Chase The Wild Goose Hostel in Banavie, nr Fort William, to register for the Youth Cancer Trust - Three Peaks Challenge.

The Challenge is to climb, and travel between, the highest UK mountains of Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (England) and Snowdon (Wales), all within a continuous strictly timed schedule of around 24 hours. The challenge involves driving some 480 miles between the peaks, walking some 26 miles, and climbing over 10,000 feet.

Teams represented Scottish Widows, Barclays, CHF Creative, Cuddles Day Nursey and Nigel Bradley entered a team made up from his company and it's suppliers.

The forcast was for heavy rain and strong winds on Ben Nevis, but improving as the event developed and moved south. The prediction proved true, with all teams getting a soaking on the Ben, with a mixture of snow and hailstones waiting for teams on the summit area, with deep slush and snow remaining underfoot from the winter.

All teams completed the Ben Nevis climb on target, and swiftly headed off to Wasdale for the next climb - Scafell Pike. The conditions here were much more inviting, but having to climb and navigate in the dark, with only the clear skies and stars to help, careful navigation was important to ensure teams did not stray off the prescribed route. Latter teams were treated to an impressive Lake District sunrise.

Teams then started the final drive to Llanberis, Snowdonia, for the last of the Three Peaks - Snowdon. The sun was now shining, and tired teams needed to ensure they had plenty of liquids available for this climb up a very popular and busy mountain. Temperatures of 73 degrees were recorded at the finish, the Heights Hotel, in Llanberis, where drivers and support teams would await their walkers.

After just 23 hours and 45 minutes after starting the Ben Nevis climb, the first team arrived at the finish - WELL DONE..! Within a few hours all other teams had successfully completed the challenge, and also raised a huge amount of much needed funds for the Youth Cancer Trust.

Many thanks to everyone who took part, and helped acheive so much during this weekend.