What dates is the National Three Peaks Challenge on?
Depending how you would like to do your challenge, you can either organise your
own challenge on any date, or take part in an organised event.
Our events take place throughout the year, and the exact date depends on the version
you would like to take part in. Our Open National Three Peaks Challenge runs on several dates from late May to the end of September, and our Private National Three Peaks Challenge can be arranged on a date to suit you.
How much does it cost?
There is no fixed cost for the challenge, and you're very welcome to arrange your
own - there are no set fees.
We run organised challenge throughout the year, providing professional staff to
help groups complete the challenge. Please see our
Three Peaks Challenge booking page for information on pricing for our events.
If you'd like to organise your own challenge, you can optionally register your challenge, to receive guidance on what to organise, and certifcates of completion.
When does the time start and finish?
Your total challenge time should include ascending and descending all three mountains, finishing at the base of the third.
Can I organise my own challenge, rather than paying to take part in an organised
Absolutely! Lots of people organise their own challenge. For a run-down of everything
you need to sort out, please see our
Three Peaks Challenge organisation page.
Can we book a minibus through you to take us from mountain to mountain?
You might consider one of our organised events if you'd like help with transport. We're unable to provide transport support for self-organised challenges.
Is there a minimum age to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge?
There is no minimum age requirement, but we generally require that participants who are under 18 are accompanied by a parent.
How hard is the Three Peaks Challenge?
It's pretty hard, although the experience tends to vary greatly between different
people. Sleep deprivation plays a part here, affecting some people more than others,
particularly with awkward sleeping conditions. With an appropriate fitness plan
beforehand, it will be much easier.
What training should be done beforehand?
You need to consider physical training, and skills training. Please see our
Can I bring my dog?
On our organised events, as we spend time in the minibus with other group members, dogs cannot attend — but, they're very welcome on our
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
Is there any rock climbing or scrambling?
No — none of the routes we recommend and use on our own events include any rock climbing or scrambling.
Can we walk and drive ourselves, instead of finding someone else to drive us?
Ideally not - driving and walking is certainly not recommended. Driving while tired
is a major cause of accidents, and it just isn't worth it. Find a friend or
two to drive you, who can also help prepare food for the walkers when they return
to the car. Alternatively, we're able to offer hire of transport and drivers for
Do I need to do it for charity?
This is entirely up to you, but there's no reason why not. If you can't
think of a charity that has a personal meaning to you, you might want to look for
a small, local charity. This way you'll be helping your local area and may be
able to see the results of your generosity.
Do you have questions?
If you have any questions at all, please get in touch.