United Kingdom·June 12 - 14 2025

The National Three Peaks

A British Adventure Classic; Try to Summit the Highest Mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 Hours

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Overview

The National Three Peaks is an classic amongst British challenges and an amazing team building or charity fundraiser event for your company. Akin to the summit night on any big mountain, albeit with longer stops and less altitude, it is a test of endurance that takes participants on a unique journey through three distinct, British mountain environments and National Parks. The challenge is a simple one; summit the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales - potentially within 24 hours. These are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon; collectively 3000m of vertical ascent and 23 miles of hiking. This is a really special event. It is not uncommon to hear people say, "it is one of the best things they have ever done." It is a unique challenge that brings people together in a special way. H&S and Risk Assessment documents for these events are included as part of our event management service.

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Highlights

A Unique Sense of Achievement

A Unique Sense of Achievement

Regardless of whether you complete the challenge in 24 hours, you will be left with the feeling of having achieved something special.

Top Guiding Team

Top Guiding Team

Expert motivators and certified Mountain Leaders, led by our CEO, we work on a maximum client to guide ratio of 8 to 1.

A British Adventure Classic

A British Adventure Classic

It is hard to think of a more iconic British adventure challenge than the National Three Peaks.

Beautiful Scenery

Beautiful Scenery

Hike in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

Range of Accommodation Options

Range of Accommodation Options

Fort William has a range of hotels and private houses to choose from for all situations and budgets.

Professional Drivers & Modern Mini-Buses

Professional Drivers & Modern Mini-Buses

You will be driven safely and efficiently between mountains by professional drivers in modern and comfortable mini-buses.

Meet the Team:

Oliver Browne

Oliver Browne

Oliver is the Founder of True Summit Adventures, a certified Mountain Leader and an experienced alpinist and adventurer.


He has climbed each of the National Three Peaks, dozens of times and is no stranger to endurance challenges, having rowed the Atlantic in 2023 in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge, coming 2nd in race in the 8th fastest time of all time.


On the National Three Peaks Challenge he says: "When I first did it I was amazed. It is absolutely brilliant. It is one of the best short adventure challenges I have done."






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James Bell

James Bell

James Bell is a certified Mountain Leader, an accomplished alpinist, rock climber and one of the most positive people you will ever meet.


Originally from the Midlands, James moved to Glasgow to be closer to the mountains of Scotland and the Lake District and is usually found rock climbing on the famous crags and peaks of the western Highlands when not on expedition.

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Callum Lees-Walsh

Callum Lees-Walsh

Callum joins True Summit Adventures with a wealth of experience.


Callum is a paramedic with the London Ambulance Service and an experienced adventurer and outdoor instructor.


With his infectious enthusiasm and distinctly caring manner he is the perfect accompaniment to this adventure.

Itinerary

How the adventure unfolds...

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National Three Peaks Challenge Overview

We run the North to South edition of the National Three Peaks; starting with Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK, typically offering pick-ups at Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Train Station.

From there we head to the west coast mountain town of Fort William, where we settle into the team hotel, have introductions, a briefing and team dinner. 

The next morning we start with breakfast at the hotel before heading to the starting point of the challenge, the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.

Aiming to leave at 8:30 am, it is straight up the ‘normal’ route to the Ben Nevis summit at 1,345m.  

Hopefully the weather gods are smiling and serve up far reaching views over the surrounding lakes and mountains.

Time for a summit photo, of course, but without wasting any time we head down to board the transport before heading south to the beautiful Lake District for a late afternoon / early evening ascent of Scafell Pike (978m). 

Sunsets in the Lake District can be out of this world and hopefully one will be offered up for your team. 

From here we continue to Snowdon (1,085) with a driver change on route where we head up as dawn breaks at around 4.30am.

Then we descend for a celebratory breakfast, presentations and our goodbyes.

Post the event, we typically provide drop offs at Chester Train Station, Manchester Piccadilly and Airport.

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Day 1, Afternoon - Arrival in Fort William

We offer pick ups from Glasgow Central station and Glasgow Airport. 

Participants can also meet us at our Fort William hotel.

Typical timings:

3:30 pm Pick ups from Glasgow Central train station

4:00 pm Pick ups from Glasgow Airport & transfer to team hotel in Fort William

7:00 pm Welcome, introductions, challenge briefing & gear check

8:00 pm Team dinner




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Day 2, Morning - The Challenge Begins!

7:00 am Breakfast at the team hotel

8:00 am Depart on team bus for the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre car park

8:30 am  Begin Ben Nevis ascent via the 'normal route'

12:30 am Summit Ben Nevis, summit photos, descend




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Day 2, afternoon - One Down, Two To Go!

On our descent from Ben Nevis waiting transport will take us by road to the Lake District for the ascent of Scafell Pike, England's highest point.

2:30 pm Transfer to Wasdale Head. Lunch and a short stop is built into the schedule

8:30 pm Arrive Wasdale Head and begin Scafell Pike ascent

10:30 pm Summit Scafell Pike as the sun sets and descend in twilight

12:30 am Depart for Pen Y Pas and the final section of the challenge







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Day 3, morning - Challenge Complete!

4:30 am Arrive at Pen Y Pas and begin Snowdon ascent

7:30 am Summit Snowdon at dawn and descend to Llanberis

9:00 am Challenge complete! Celebratory breakfast

11:30 am Drop offs begin at Chester Station

Where you'll be staying

Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

The Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club provides basic, but comfortable accommodation close to the start point at the Glen Nevis visitors centre. This is the best option for larger groups wanting to stay in the same hotel.



Alexandra Hotel

Alexandra Hotel

Set on the shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil, a few minutes walk from the centre of Fort William, the Alexandra Hotel is a comfortable hotel that can cater to larger groups.

Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Inverlochy Castle Hotel, is considered one of Scotland's finest country house hotels. Inverlcohy Castle is suited to smaller groups looking for an exceptional accommodation option in the highlands.

What's Included

What's Included

Fully Compliant, Professional Drivers with Modern Mini-Bus

Dedicated Event Manager

Maximum Eight Guests per Mountain Leader Guide

First Night Accommodation in Fort William

Lunch and Dinner (picnic style) on the Second Day

Dinner on First Night

Water & Snacks for the Challenge

Breakfast on Completion of the Challenge

Cap and T-Shirt

H&S, Risk Assessment

Transport to Pick-Up / From Drop-Off Point

Alcoholic Drinks on First Night

Book Your Adventure

National Three Peaks Challenge - Shared Room

FROM$1,001.41/pp

National Three Peaks Challenge - Single Occupancy

FROM$1,268.81/pp

FAQs

Participants need a good level of fitness and endurance to complete the challenge in 24 hours, but anyone with a moderate level of fitness can attempt this challenge - talk to us about our complimentary training plan.

We have a partnership with an experienced and fully compliant transport company who provide the vehicle and drivers.

We will supply a full kit-list, but we recommend wearing lightweight walking boots, cross-over boots or trail running shoes (weather depending). Above all, footwear needs to be comfortable.

Participants will likely nap on the transport between ascents, but even if they do not manage to; adrenaline and caffeine will carry them through. It is part of the experience. 

Absolutely! In fact a charity challenge is the best way to do the National Three Peaks.

The National Three Peaks

United Kingdom· June 12 - 14 2025· 2 nights

FROM$1001/pp