One of the most popular adventure challenge events in the UK, the National Three Peaks Challenge involves walking to the summit of the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales; Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, all within 24 hours.

Although the original 3 Peaks Challenge is to reach the three summits within 24 hours, some groups prefer to take a longer, more relaxed approach over a long weekend so we also offer the 3 Peaks, 3 Countries, 3 Days Event.

Typically our preferred route starts in Glen Nevis, ascending Ben nevis, then Scafell Pike from Seatoller, then finally Snowdon, with a celebratory breakfast in Pete’s Eats. Occasionally it’s logistically easier to take on the challenge the other way around, starting in Wales and celebrating in Scotland.

We run this popular challenge with small groups, each accompanied and supervised by a professional mountain leader, who guides the group as required ensuring that the route is not lost, providing navigation and safety input for those more experienced groups. We will happily arrange local accommodation as required, or we can merely provide professional guides to manage your safety during the challenge.

Please note that any transport, whether arranged by us or by you must use drivers that do not take part in the challenge.

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The Routes and Approximate Timings for the 3 Peaks Challenge

Most popular route: Start 6.30am; Glen Nevis, ascend Ben Nevis with a target of 5 hours up and down; drive to Seatoller, ascend Scafell Pike with a target time of 4½ hours; drive to Wales, ascend Snowdon with a target time of 4 hours.

What Our Customers Say

Thank you and your team for a fantastic day last Thursday. It has been extremely well received and, despite a few aches, pains and bruises, the workplace is absolutely buzzing this morning. We now have to build on the good work that we have started.

Borrowdale Team Challenge

The Moffat/McColl family had a fantastic experience on their day out with Key Adventures. Al was a great leader and saw us safely through abseiling, raft building and ghyll scrambling. There were some nerves at the start but much laughter throughout and a great sense of achievement afterwards. Even though the weather did it's best to dampen our spirits we all had lots of fun; it really was a superbly satisfying and memorable day!

Thank you Simon and Al for looking after us so well - we would 100% recommend Key Adventures. Take up the challenge, it's so worth it!

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