Classic Three Peaks Challenge

The Three 3 Peaks Challenge is without doubt one of our most popular treks and one of the toughest at the same time. Climbing the Three Highest Peaks in the home nations: Scotland, England and Wales. Starting with Ben Nevis before heading south for Scafell Pike and then finishing at Snowdon. The challenge is all the more tough as we complete the whole lot in 24 hrs*. Now that is going to be challenging!

People walking up a hill in the classic 3 peaks challenge

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3 Peaks Challenge Course

A total of 480 miles of driving, a large part during the night, and climbing a total of almost 3000 vertical metres, makes this a special kind of challenge, and not one that everyone is going to manage. Why not give yourself a goal this year to train for. Why not say that you’re going to put yourself to the test, and join the Classic 3 Peaks Challenge. Join a group of like-minded adventurous individuals who will be taking part in this event, looking for a tough weekend, with a few laughs along the way to look back upon….


We provide a qualified mountain leader, and transport, one overnight, and the expertise to ensure that this event runs as smoothly as possible. This challenge could change your life - so be prepared!



The following itinerary is based on running this activity over a long weekend, however it may be possible to alter this. All timings are approximate

Friday Meeting

Chester Train Station or Hoole rd (late morning approx 1100-1130) or collection from Glasgow International Airport (16.30 latest arrival). Followed by transfer Fort William area for overnight accommodation. It's great to head out and have an evening meal together this night, Adventure Cafe tend to book a table in a local pub/restaurant around 20:30 (subject to group size and availability, meal at own expense)


06:00 Breakfast (light breakfast of cereals, toast, spreads and hot drinks)

06:40 Transfer to Ben Nevis

07:00 morning ascent of Ben Nevis -  Return to vehicle (approx 12:00)

afternoon transfer to Lake district with a service station stop on route

18:00 Climb Scafell Pike* Saturday night - typical finish approx. 11:00pm

23:00 Return to vehicle Transfer to Snowdon - driver change in Chester. (catching some sleep on the road where possible)


03:30-0400 approx arrival. Early morning ascent Snowdon Return to vehicle. (Before 08:30 with luck!)

Celebratory Breakfast in Llanberis/Capel Curig  Transfer to Chester

13:00 Chester arrival no later than (midday / early afternoon) - event ends - Challenge Complete!!!


*Summer months the Seathwaite route tends to be used for longer time on the hill and less time driving/Shorter daylight months we tend to use the Wasdale route for longer driving and shorter walking.

Event Location: Ben Nevis, Fort William, PH33