2020 is going to be a great year. As part of this great year I will complete the Three Peak Challenge. Walking the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in just 24 hours. I will be doing this on my birthday, 20th June 2020.
I am looking for others to celebrate my birthday with me and to accomplish something at the same time.
I have thrown together some information about the plans for the weekend.
This option allows both Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike to be climbed in daylight, leaving an easy Snowdon path to be climbed at night.
Friday 19th June 2020
Drive to Ben Nevis Scotland stay overnight in Fort William (20 min drive to Ben Nevis) prices around £48 for a twin private room or £20 for bunk in a group dorm.
20th June 2020
6am Start Ben Nevis climb
11am finish Ben Nevis and start drive to Scafell Pike (6 hour drive)
5pm arrive and start climbing Scafell Pike (Wasdale Head)
9pm finish Scafell Pike and start drive to Snowdon (5 hour drive)
2am arrive and start climbing Snowdon
6am Finish Snowdon, and complete challenge
21st June 2020
Stay in Wales to recover before returning to Kent
Arrive back home in Kent
EQUIPMENT & FOOD
Recommended kit to wear
Walking boots (no trainers)
Proper hiking socks
Recommended kit to carry
Snacks and water
Gloves and hat
Mobile phone / Battery
Sunglasses / suncream
Recommended Team Kit
First Aid Kit
Kit to keep in the vehicle
Food (main supplies)
Changes of clothes
4 litres of water per person
Comfy shoes between mountains
Sleeping bag / blankets
Transportation will either be in own vehicles, if a larger number of people are committed then group transport can be organised at an additional cost.
Driving will either be undertaken by a dedicated driver or shared between each participant. Route, change over locations and rests points will all be decided on before event.
Total Fuel is estimated to be £250 (round trip) per vehicle.
Ben Nevis Parking - £3 per car per day
Scafell Pike - £free
Snowdon Parking - £10 all day or £4 for 4 hours
Even the more experienced walkers and fitness fanatics are likely not have experienced something as draining as the Three Peaks Challenge. It is therefore difficult to know how you will feel and how your body will cope.
The level of training involved to complete an endurance challenge, such as the Three Peaks Challenge, is personal choice. It is assumed that most people attempting such Challenges would have a reasonable level of fitness.
I will be organising a series of practice walks to help build stamina and break in my kit. I will also be using a training template. This template has been chosen to improve levels of fitness and stamina. The plans does not require any equipment or membership to a training facility.
£660 (2 vehicles, 8 people, 8 beds in dorm) £82.50 each
£359 (1 vehicle, 4 people, 2 double twin rooms) £89.75 each
£311 (1 vehicle, 2 people, 1 double twin room) £155.50 each
Food & Drink
Each person should bring with and carry their own snacks on the mountains as well as their own water.
Extra water (4 litres per person) will be carried in the vehicles. Food and simple cooking equipment can also be carried in the vehicles for larger hot meals.
Kent - Ben Nevis, Scotland - 540 miles
Ben Nevis - Scafell Pike - 265 miles
Scafell Pike - Snowdon - 206 miles
Snowdon - Kent - 279 miles
Total miles - 1290 miles
Ben Nevis - 17 km
Scafell Pike - 15.29 km
Snowdon - 11 km
Total distance 43.29 km