The Three Peaks 24 Hour Challenge

The Three Peaks Challenge

To a modest Sunday or fair-weather walker, the idea of the Three Peaks Challenge is totally daunting and probably, if truth be told, quite terrifying. The national Three Peaks Challenge combines the three highest mountain peaks in Scotland, England and Wales, namely Ben Nevis which rises a magnificent 4,408 feet above sea level; Scafell Pike which reaches 3,209 feet above sea level and, lastly, Snowdon, which rises to a glorious 3,560 feet above sea level – oh and if we are going to do it properly, the timescale is just 24 hours. Indeed, to a novice, the idea of actually undertaking and completing The Three Peaks Challenge at all, never mind completing it to such a frantic deadline, appears nothing short of miraculous.

It goes without saying that much training has to be completed, both mentally and physically, before attempting to undertake such a trial – and The Three Peaks Challenge is certainly not something to be undertaken lightly. There is a plethora of preparation to be done, and if like many others who have completed the Three Peaks Challenge, you are considering raising money for charity as you do it …. you should be aware that every penny you raise will certainly be hard earned!

Mountain and Glen specialise in offering a wide and varied range of walking adventures, and can help you with every aspect of your Three Peaks Challenge. Indeed, if the idea of completing the 3 Peaks Challenge within 24 hours seems far too big a deal, you can take a more “leisurely” approach and climb a mountain a day. This option will ensure that you can still look back with an enormous sense of pride and achievement in completing The Three Peaks Challenge; but as an added bonus you will have had more time to enjoy the scenery and surroundings without the stresses and strains of the tight deadline of 24 hours for the Three Peaks!

Whichever Three Peaks Challenge option you choose with Mountain and Glen you will be accompanied by an experienced and accomplished “Mountain Leader” or Guide. Each Mountain Leader is highly qualified and has an abundance of knowledge to ensure that you and your team complete the Three Peaks Challenge in as safe and comfortable a way as possible and you can relax and be rest assured that whilst you are undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge with Mountain and Glen you are undoubtedly in the best of hands.

The sense of achievement, accomplishment and pride as you finish the Three Peaks Challenge would surely take some beating, and friendships are firmly cemented as you undertake the experience together; indeed more and more companies are undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge as an ideal team-building event when planning corporate functions.

However, don’t be put off if you are alone and none of your friends want to experience The Three Peaks Challenge with you. At various dates throughout the year Mountain and Glen offer an “Open Bus” programme whereby individuals or smaller groups can join up to complete the Challenge, safe in the knowledge that they are in expert hands and with similar like minded people.

Yes, the idea of completing The Three Peaks Challenge is daunting; but it is also exhilarating, exciting and adrenaline-charged too, and whilst you may start out your Three Peaks Challenge as strangers, you can guarantee that you will forge strong friendships with your team mates as you endure the adventure together.