United Kingdom·June 7 - 9 2024

National Three Peaks - 24 Hour Edition

A British Endurance Challenge Classic; Summit the Highest Mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 Hours

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Overview

The National Three Peaks challenge is a classic amongst British endurance challenges and one hell of a weekend. Not for the feint hearted and akin to the summit night on any big mountain, albeit with longer stops and less altitude, it is a test of your endurance and resilience, that takes you 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 within 24 hours. These are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon; collectively 3000m of vertical ascent and 26 miles of trekking! Logistics play a part, but successful completion of the challenge demands that you move with purpose through the different sections of the event and for that reason, the guides will try to maintain a brisk pace. A sense of urgency is key as is a high level of fitness and the ability to keep moving forward, when tired and through the night, but encouragement and support from the guides ensures you present with your ‘A Game’ and have a weekend that lives long in the memory. Join us this June for a weekend adventure epic!

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Highlights

Great Guiding Team

Great Guiding Team

Expert motivators and certified Mountain Leaders, led by our CEO, Oliver Browne and the great James Bell.

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.

Experienced Drivers

Experienced Drivers

You will be whisked safely and efficiently between mountains by our professional drivers.

Meet The Team

James Bell

James Bell

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


His instagram handle thelaughyman was born from an observation that he is always smiling and laughing. We agree: his enthusiasm is infectious and James will have you charging to the top with his positivity.

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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.

He leads this event alongside James Bell.



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Itinerary

How the weekend unfolds...

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National Three Peaks Challenge Overview

It is North to South on this edition of the National Three Peaks; starting with Big Ben, the tallest mountain in the UK.

We offer pick ups at Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Train Station, after which we head to the west coast mountain town of Fort William, where we have introductions, a briefing and team dinner before an early (ish) night. 

A curry at the Indian restaurant has become the True Summit way!

The next morning we start with breakfast where we ask that you ‘eat to complete’ before we head to the starting point of the challenge, the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre.

Aiming to leave at 7am, it is straight up the ‘normal’ route to the Ben Nevis summit at 1,345m. 

Hopefully the weather gods smile on us and we are greeted with 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 - let's hope for a good one.

From here we continue to Snowdon (1,085) with a driver change on route where we head up through the night, aiming to arrive at the summit as dawn approaches.  

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

Post the event, we provide drop off's at Chester Train Station, Manchester Picadilly and Airport.

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Friday Afternoon - Arrival in Fort William

We offer pick ups from Glasgow Central station and Glasgow Airport. Expedition members can also meet us at our Fort William hotel.


3:30pm Pick ups from Glasgow Central train station

4:00pm Pick ups from Glasgow Airport & transfer to Team Hotel in Fort William

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

8:00pm Team dinner. We then advise a relatively early night.




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Saturday Morning - The Challenge Begins!

6:00am Big breakfast at the team hotel

6:45am Depart on team bus for the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre car park

7:00am Show time! Begin Ben Nevis ascent via the 'normal route'

10:30am Summit Ben Nevis, grab a summit photo, and descent




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Saturday 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.

12:30pm Transfer to Wasedale Head. A short stop is built into the schedule

6:30pm Arrive Wasedale Head and begin Scafell Pike ascent

9:00pm Summit Scafell Pike as the sun sets and descend in twilight

11:00pm Depart for Pen Y Pas and the final ascent of the challenge!







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Sunday Morning - And We Made It!

3:00am Arrive at Pen Y Pas and begin Snowdon ascent

5:30am Summit Snowdon at dawn and descend to Pen Y Pas

7:00am Challenge complete! Congratulations, you've finished a weekend epic

8:00am Celebratory (and much deserved) breakfast

9:30am Group bus departs for Chester and Manchester Piccadilly train station drop offfs followed by any drop offs for Manchester Airport.

Where you'll be staying

Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

Accommodation on Friday night is in the Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club. An excellent launch pad for our adventure challenge epic!



What's Included

What's Included

Transport with professional drivers

2 Mountain Leader's per group

Friday night dinner

Hotel on Friday night in Fort William

Celebration Post-Event Breakfast

True Summit Adventures Buff

Sunday morning breakfast

Lunch on Saturday

Snacks

Alcoholic drinks

Transport to the Pick Up Point

Homeward Transport from the Drop-Off Point

Dinner on Saturday

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FAQs

You need a good level of fitness and endurance. Ideally you should be able to run 10km in 50 minutes or have a lot of hill walking experience as well as being used to long days in the mountains.

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

We recommend wearing lightweight walking boots, cross-over boots or trail running shoes (weather depending). Above all, footwear needs to be comfortable.

Here is a secret they do not tell you in school: you can borrow sleep from the future! You will likely nap on the transport between ascents, but even if you do not manage to, fear not; adrenaline and caffeine will carry you through!

Absolutely!

National Three Peaks - 24 Hour Edition

United Kingdom· June 7 - 9 2024· 2 nights

FROM$713/pp