The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. This is an iconic challenge and regarded as one of the UK’s toughest mountain events.
The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.
The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft). The total driving distance is 462 miles.
The three mountains are:
Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1345m)
Scafell Pike, in England (978m)
Snowdon, in Wales (1085m)
We begin by taking on the highest mountain in the UK, the mighty Ben Nevis. Aiming to start at 8am Saturday morning, we then drive to the Lake District to take on the highest summit of England, Scafell Pike. With the light fading we make our way to our final mountain of the challenge, the highest summit of Wales, Snowdon. Aiming to finish this epic challenge by 8am Sunday morning and enjoy a welcome cooked breakfast. Transport between the mountains is included.
Why support Independent Age?
The money you raise will support people like Veronica. Veronica is 82 years old and lives in the Southeast of England. She called our Helpline as she was struggling with rising electricity bills. Veronica was relying on extra jumpers when she was cold instead of turning on the heating, to keep down costs.
The Helpline helped Veronica to understand more about the money she was entitled to. Now, Veronica is receiving pension credit. This is a crucial top up for her income.
By fundraising for Independent Age, you will provide a support system for older people going through difficult times.
How will Independent Age support you?
You’ll receive fantastic support from our friendly team from the moment you sign up until you complete your challenge.
We’ll provide you with:
• A free Independent Age top to wear for your event
• A well-deserved certificate, totalling the amazing amount you raise for us
• Fundraising and training support from our dedicated Events team