The Challenge.

The National 3 peaks challenge comprises of climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, all in 24 hours. The mountains are as follows; Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Mount Snowdon in Wales.

During your National 3 Peaks Challenge, you will walk about 36km, climb over 3000m (and come down again) and drive over 450 miles.

In order to complete the challenge in 24 hours, each mountain has a set time limit which will need to be adhered to. Therefore, participants should be reasonably fit and active as this is a strenuous event. You need to be comfortable walking in the mountains to complete the 3 Peaks Challenge in 24 hours. Mountain weather is very changeable, and you should be happy walking in poor conditions as well as on uneven ground.

The aim is to complete Ben Nevis in 5 hours (during daylight), Scafell Pike in 4 hours (during the night) and Mount Snowdon in 4 hours (during the early hours of the following morning).

Please register your interest below:

  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Celebratory 3 Course Meal & 2 Drinks
  • Private tour guide
  • Sponsorship pledge to raise £800
  • Only A Pavement Away Beanie
What your ticket includes.
  • Transport to the hostel in Fort William from either Liverpool Station or Glasgow Airport
  • 2 nights accommodation
    • 26th – Hostel in Ben Nevis – rooms will be shared (same gender)
    • 28th – Hotel in Bangor (10 mins from station) – rooms will be shared (same gender)
  • Transport throughout the challenge on 27th/28th
  • Meals included
    • Thursday Dinner & Soft Drinks at Hostel
    • Friday Breakfast at Hostel
    • Friday On-The-Go Lunch & Dinner
    • Saturday On-The-Go Breakfast
    • Saturday Dinner – 3 Course Meal & 2 Drinks at the Hotel
    • Sunday Breakfast at Hotel
  • Water during the challenge
  • Qualified & suitably insured guides at a ratio of 1:8 to 1:12 – mountain and condition dependent
  • Certificates & Medals
  • Only A Pavement Away Beanies
What your ticket does not include.
  • Transport not starting at Liverpool Station or Glasgow Airport
  • Flights to Glasgow Airport
  • Saturday Lunch – Most likely participants will be catching up on sleep but local providers can provide lunch at an additional cost
  • Transport from Bangor to Home
Cancellation Policy.

£225 of your entry fee is non-refundable to align with our accommodation provider and tour guide operator’s policy.

The refundability of the remaining £225 of your entry fee is as follows;

A 100% refund will be provided to participants provided they cancel up to and including 84 days (12 weeks) prior to the first day of the event to coincide with the cancellation policies of our accommodation providers. Any cancellations with less than 84 days (12 weeks) notice will be non-refundable.


Each participant pledges to raise £800, failing to do so by 1 month before the event date will result in the participant’s event place being forfeited. Please create your Just Giving donation pages underneath our Just Giving team page here:

Just Giving team page

There will be a prize for the participant who raises the most funds!


We will be providing a single pick up from both Liverpool South Parkway Station at 10am on 26th Sept and Glasgow Airport 3pm on 26th Sept for all participants, failure to get on the provided transfer will require participants to arrange their own travel to the Ben Nevis Hostel at their own cost.


Corran Bunkhouse Hostel

Corran Bunkhouse, a 5 star rated hostel by Visit Scotland, is situated on the banks of Loch Linnhe, in central Lochaber and is located at the heart of the Nevis Range, and is located eight miles south of Fort William and seven miles north of Glen Coe.

The Corran Bunkhouse is made up of two fully equipped self-catering bunkhouses. We will be exclusively hiring the second bunkhouse which sleeps up to twenty guests.

Even though we will have exclusive access to our own accommodation site, we ask our participants to please be mindful that we will not be the only guests on site.

All linen and towels are included.


Address: Corran Bunkhouse, South Corran, Onich Fort William, Scotland, PH33 6SE

Eryl Mor Hotel

Eryl Mor Hotel is in Bangor, North Wales and its unrivalled position offers stunning views of Bangor Pier and the Menai Strait, Anglesey, the Great Orme and surrounding mountains.

"Eryl Mor" means outlook or guarding place of the sea, and all of their rooms are en-suite and well equipped.

The hotel is completely non-smoking and we will not have exclusive access to this accommodation site, therefore we ask our participants to please be mindful that we will not be the only guests on site.


Address: 2 Upper Garth Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2SR, United Kingdom

Tour Guide.

Active Mountaineering

Participant to guide ratio will be a minimum of 1:12.

The selected company has public liability insurance and guides that are first aid trained.

To prepare you for the event, our tour guides will hold a zoom briefing prior to the event and a further briefing either on the way to or once we reach Fort William on 26th Sept to discuss what to expect in regards to the weather, terrain and to give some essential kit advice. Food will be discussed at the briefings and there will also be an opportunity for everyone to go into Fort William town centre to stock up on supplies the night before the event.

In addition, at least 1 guide will travel on the bus with the group to assist with transitions and preparations on the approach to each mountain.

Further to this events pack, there are 4 documents from both us and our tour guide company (we are legally required to provide you with this information so please take the time to read through it):

  • Active Mountaineering’s Client Information Form - This will be provided closer to the day and everyone will need to complete this before we commence our hike.
  • Kit List – attached to registration confirmation email. Please note: The essential kit is mandatory and failure to have this kit may prevent you from taking part in this event.
  • Training Plan – attached to registration confirmation email.
  • Event Terms & Conditions – link within registration confirmation email.

Event Schedule & Food Choices.

Please ensure you arrive in time for the team briefing on the Thursday so we can share further details about the weekend with you & introduce you to the rest of your hiking team!

Please check through the menu which will be provided closer to the event date to ensure it meets your dietary requirements. Specific dietary options will only be provided in the quantities required for these specific hikers, unless requested otherwise.

Schedule (still subject to change).


  • 10am – Coach pick up from Liverpool South Parkway Station
  • 3pm – Coach pick up from Glasgow Airport
  • 4-6pm – All participants arrive at Corran Bunkhouse Hostel
  • You must arrive on the evening of the 26th to be present for the briefing, unfortunately, for health and safety reasons we cannot make any exceptions.
  • 7:45pm – Team Dinner


  • 7am – Breakfast at Hostel
  • 8am – Depart from Hostel
  • 8:30am – Arrive in Fort William & begin climbing Ben Nevis
  • 1:30pm – Ben Nevis completed & depart for Scafell Pike
  • 1:30pm – 7:30pm – Travel, refuel, rest and sleep
  • 7:30pm – Arrive at Wasdale Head & begin climbing Scafell
  • 11:30pm – Scafell Pike completed & depart for Snowdonia
  • 11:30pm – 4:30am – Travel, refuel, rest and sleep


  • 4:30am – Arrive in Snowdonia & begin climbing Mount Snowdon
  • 8:30am – Snowdonia completed, transfer to Bangor
  • 12pm – Check in to Eryl Mor Hotel - Relax, refuel & sleep
  • 6pm – Team Celebratory 3 Course Dinner & Drinks


  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 11am – Check out

Please note our starting and finishing points will be within a 20-30 min coach journey from our accommodation, so please be prepared to depart both the accommodation and finishing point promptly as there will only be one transfer each way.


We really hope you're looking forward to this as much as we are & that this weekend is the beginning of lifelong friendships amongst a group of people who we already know are just incredible!

As ever, thank you so much for all the continued support you each give us! We really cannot wait to see you all in September but if you have any questions between now and then please do not hesitate to give one of us a shout!