Three Peaks Challenge - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
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Recurring Event Event Series: Three Peaks Challenge

Three Peaks Challenge

June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022

GWAAC snowdon team

From the rugged beauty of the Glen Nevis Valley, to the forests and estuaries of the stunning Snowdonia National Park, join Team GWAAC for one almighty trekking challenge as we take on the UK’s giants on this classic 3 Peaks Challenge, all in aid of your local air ambulance!

We’ll take on Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Mount Snowdon (1,085m) aiming to summit all three in a total trekking time of 15 hours or less. You’ll climb around 3,050 meters and have walked approx. 40km, so grit and determination are essential to completing this fast-paced challenge. It’s little wonder this challenge is the most highly-regarded trekking challenge in the UK!

Your itinerary

Day One – Arrival Day:

We’ll meet at Glasgow Central Station/ Glasgow International Airport at approximately 12pm for our pick up, then head north on our transfer to Fort William which is located in the stunning highlands of Scotland. Tonight we have an evening meal together as a group and a briefing about the exciting challenge ahead.

Day Two – Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike: 

After a hearty breakfast our challenge begins, first up the mighty Ben Nevis standing tall at 1,344m. We begin our trek taking the ‘tourist path’ which uses a zig zag technique to enable a steady climb up the mountain – the walk up should take approx. 3.5hrs, a great warm up to the challenge! As we trek to the summit we will stop for short breaks enabling us to take in the picturesque views of the breath-taking Scottish highlands. Once we reach the summit we begin our descent, but not before we take our celebration photos; first peak done! After we descend Ben Nevis we jump straight into the awaiting vehicles and head South to the Lake District to take on our second peak – Scafell Pike (978m). We stop for dinner en route then continue on to Wasdale Head; an untouched and tranquil part of the Lake District also renowned for being the birthplace of British climbing. We continue our trek in what remains of the daylight to witness a beautiful sunset with astonishing views of the surrounding area as we reach Mickledore and head towards the summit. The ascent and descent of Scafell Pike should take approx. 4.5 hours. Glowing from our success we jump straight into the buses and head to our third and final peak – Mount Snowdon. Transfer time approx. 5 hours.

Day Three – Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike: 

It’s an early start today as we begin our final summit trek from Pen –Y- Pass Youth Hostel at around 6am. We’ll take the Pyg track to ascend Mt Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales at 1,085m. Once we summit Mt Snowdon our efforts will be rewarded with glorious views stretching as far as the eye can see. We will return to the vehicles following the same route we used to ascend and transfer to Llanberis to enjoy a celebratory breakfast! After breakfast we take the transfer back to Chester train station for drop offs after a long, but very rewarding two days! You did it! An incredible challenge all in aid of GWAAC. Your trek will help save local lives!


There are multiple dates available, but spaces are filling fast!

How much does it cost?

Option One – Minimum Sponsorship:

Registration fee £95 + minimum sponsorship £810

Option Two – Self Funding:

Registration fee £95 + trip fee £405. Suggested fundraising target – £300.

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COVID Safety

Any equipment being used by multiple people will be fully sanitised between uses. Social distancing will be in place throughout and hand sanitiser will be provided. As per our COVID events promise, the event will go ahead in line with current COVID guidelines, and in the case of any changes in COVID restrictions your registration fee will be transferred to any future GWAAC event.