Three Peaks in 36hrs (2 days 3 nights) Picture 1
Three Peaks in 36hrs (2 days 3 nights) Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  1344m

Dist:  37km

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

Three Peaks in 36hrs (2 days 3 nights)

Abseil Adventure

Climbing the three Highest Peaks in the home nations: Scotland, England and Wales. Starting with Ben Nevis, we then head south for Scafell Pike and then finishing at Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). This challenge follows the same format as the 24 hour version but with a decent nights sleep before, during and after the challenge! Whilst the trek is spaced out over 36 hours, we still follow the same pace as the 24 hour challenge so don't be fooled! This is still a tough challenge!

A total of 480 miles of driving, and climbing a total of almost 3000 vertical metres, makes this a special kind of challenge, and not one that everyone is going to manage. You do at least have slightly longer on each mountain, and, thankfully, a bed to sleep in each evening! Why not give yourself a goal this year to train for? Why not say that you’re going to put yourself to the test, and join the Classic 3 Peaks Challenge? Join a group of like-minded adventurous individuals who will be taking part in this event, looking for a tough weekend, with a few laughs along the way to look back upon. 

Unlike other companies we provide a minimum of 2 qualified mountain leaders based on a minimum of 10 participants. In addition to our minimum ratio of 1:10 we also provide an additional leader to support the mix of abilities in the team. We provide reliable minibuses and drivers, a range of acommodation options and bespoke meal pacakages and of course the event management expertise to ensure that this event runs as smoothly as possible. This challenge could change your life - so be prepared!

If you would prefer to complete the challenge in 24 hours the look at our clasice 3 peaks challenge. If you would prefer to take your time to enjoy each mountain we recommend our 48hr version (3 days trekking and only 2 nights of accommodation). You will however need to fly to Glasgow in the morning to trek Ben Nevis in the evening. Alternatively there is always our 3 Day version (with 3 nights) for the maximum time spent on the mountains and plenty of time to get up to Fort William the day before you start your trek.



Day 1 

11:00 Departure from Chester Train Station

11:15 Departure from Chester Hoole Road

Journey to Scotland

16:30 Pick up from Glasgow International Airport

19:30 Supermarket shop in Fort William

19.45 Drop bags at accommodation

20.00 Table booked for dinner (not inc. in event fee)

20:45 Event Briefing

21:00 Off to bed!


Day 2 

05:15 Wake up call

05.30 Light breakfast and final kit preps

06:00 Depart Bunkhouse, transfer to Ben Nevis

06:15 Arrival Ben Nevis, preparations

06:30 Begin 3 Peaks Challenge, ascent of Ben Nevis

12:00 Return from Ben Nevis and jump in Minibus

(Afternoon hot meal at service station)

18:45 Arrive Wasdale. Ascent of Scafell Pike

23:00 Return from Scafell Pike, jump in Minibus

(itinerary is exactly the same as 24hr until this point. 36hr version timings onwards)

23.45 Arrive at Hotel

00.00 Sleep!


Day 3

08.00 Wake up call

08.30 Breakfast

09:00 Depart Hotel

14.15 Arrival at foot of Yr Wyddfa….wake up time!

16.45 Arrival at Yr Wyddfa Summit within 36 hours

(for very fast groups—possible to get back to carpark in 36hrs)

19:00-22.00 Complete trek—time dependant on pace

Dinner at accommodation or takeaway if late!


Day 4

08.00 Breakfast (not included)

09.00 Depart accommodation

10:30 Arrival in Chester


Trains to be booked from 11.00 onwards



Route Map


Friday night—Fort William.

Saturday night—Lake District

Sunday night—North Wales

 Please enquire as to the type of accommodation required. 


What is a Level 3.5 Climbing Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect around 8-10 hours of full on multi activity. In the case of a multi day challenge, you can expect a lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be used to challenging physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy your training, and to do it regularly. Longer duration challenges are likely to be easier in terms of the physical effort, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - i.e. using same clothes for several days, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Climbing Challenge’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing longer days in the outdoors - 7-8 hours. You should be doing regular exercise - with some intense outdoors exercise. You should be used to long rides, long walks, and all round challenging days. You need to have balanced the need for multiple forms of exercise in your training - including some upper body work, and some flexilbility.


Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.


Included In Trip

- Minibus Transport & 2 drivers

- Full pre-event consultation

- 3 nights accommodation and breakfast

- Experienced MLTA Qualified Leaders with Mountain First Aid and resources

- Mountain safety equipment. radio comms

- Risk assessment, tour operator insurance and £10,000,000 activity & event public liability insurance

- Emergency and contingency planning

- Event joining instructions, maps, timings, nutrition guidance and bespoke training plan.

- Advice on routes close to London to train on. Team training days can be arranged in the Surrey Hills.

*All transfers provided by Adventure Cafe's transport provider throughout the challenge from pick up and drop off in Chester or Manchester usually on the Friday/Sunday. We can also arrange for pick up from Glasgow airport. The drivers are regulated by current DVSA drivers hours regulations and enforced driving/rest stops. 


Excluded From Trip

- Pick up from London can also be arranged.

- If you are able to get to Chester the night before the challenge we can also offer an early drive up in the minibus from Chester departing at 06.00.

- Upon arrival into Fort William we will give you an opportunity to pick up additional snacks of your own preference whilst on the Challenge.

- Dinner arrangments will all be made for your ease and meals can be included as part of your bespoke package through your company or charity.


Equipment Required

Compulsory or Very Important Items
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection), Day Sack (25 - 35 litres)
Walking Poles, Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms, Walking Socks
Head Torch with spare batteries

Other Recommended Items

Suncream, Blister Repair Kit, Plasters, Painkillers, Sunbloc

Hill Walking Items
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle), Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Lunches - you will have the opportunity en route to the challenge to shop for your event provisions (ie all food once the challenge is underway)
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers, Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)

Pack of Travel Tissues, Travel Pillow (Bean type is best! Inflatable not as good!)
Camera, Film / Memory Card, Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes, Mobile Phone, Washkit
Holdall Bag to carry all items not used whilst on the mountain


Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our 3 Peak Challengers.


Safety Information

You will be briefed by your leader, before and during the challenge - but key items to remember are as follows:

1. Wear appropriate clothing - including proper footwear with ankle support.

2. Ensure your waterproofs are in good condition

3. Listen to and follow instructions from your leader.

4. Remain within visual contact of your leader at all times

5. Remain well fed and watered throughout the event.

6. In case of poor weather we normally continue to pursue the challenge - unless we deem it unsafe. This usually would entail high winds or exceptionally high water levels that would render river crossings dangerous.



Expect variable weather conditions. We are after all trekking at dark, during the day, in Scotland, England and in Wales. So be prepared. We may encounter scorching temperatures but equally freezing cold or even snow (Especially in May on Ben Nevis) pack at both ends of the spectrum. Especially expect rain at some time… all three mountains are on the Western Seaboard and hence bear the brunt of prevailing weather systems coming in moisture laden from the Atlantic.


Optional Extras

All aspects of your 3 peaks challenge may be tailored - provided they are safe! Please call us to discuss. We have a range of itineraries and packages on offer. 



Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price




This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

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