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UK 3 Peaks Challenge - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mt Snowdon

3-5 July 2020
21-23 August 2020
11-13 September 2020

Organiser: Global Adventure Challenge

The Challenge

From the scenic Glen Nevis Valley to the picturesque Snowdonia National Park, join us for one all mighty trekking challenge as we take on the UK’s giants on this classic 3 Peaks Challenge! We’ll take on Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Mount Snowdon (1,085m) and aim 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. It’s no wonder this challenge is the most highly regarded trekking challenge in the UK.

To find out more information, or to take on this challenge and raise vital funds for our charity please contact Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising on 07772 156163, or email

Payment Options

Option A - Minimum sponsorship 
Registration fee £75 + minimum sponsorship £760

Option B - Self-funding
Registration fee £75 + self-funding £380


Day 1

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

Day 2

Ben Nevis & Scafell Pike
After a hearty breakfast our challenge begins, first up the mighty Ben Nevis standing tall at 1,344m. We begin our 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 we trek to the summit we will stop for short breaks enabling us to take in the picturesque views of the breath-taking Scottish highlands. Once we reach the summit and take our celebration photos we begin our descent. After we descent Ben Nevis we jump straight into the awaiting vehicles and head South to the Lake District to take on our second peak – Scafell Pike (978m).

We stop for dinner at Keswick en route then continue on to Wasdale Head; an untouched and tranquil part of the Lake 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. 4.5hours, 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

Day 3

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 Snowdon 1,085m – the highest mountain in England and Wales. 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