Three peak week! Graded CHALLENGING

Location

Scotland, England and Wales

Altitude

1345

Duration

8 days

Weather

10 Day Forecast

Information

Have you ever fancied the national 24 hour three peak challenge? We haven’t!

Climbing the UK’s highest peaks under the cover of darkness and through blurry eyes whilst racking up a massive carbon footprint just for the 24 hour challenge? We’ve been thinking, surely there’s a better way… well we’ve got it – the Three Peak Week!

Climb the highest mountains whilst taking the time to explore the local areas of Scotland, the Lake District and Snowdonia. The UK earns its spot as being one of the most spectacularly beautiful countries so let’s give it the time it deserves and soak it in.

The best bit – we take you away from the “tourist” paths and we tailor it to your desires. Fancy waiting for the sun to set from Scafell Pike – let’s do it! Fancy seeing the sunrise from Snowdon – why the hell not! Want to throw in some scrambling to the climb – we’ve got your back, let’s go for it! This is YOUR trip

Starting in Scotland and with our first ascent up the mighty Ben Nevis, we climb to the roof of the UK and we take our time, soaking in the views of that fabulous mountain.

We then travel south, staying the night within the awe-inspiring region of Glencoe with the option of climbing another mountain peak or perhaps just a local hike in one of the regions hidden valleys where we can dip our feet into the waterfalls and spot some eagles.

Moving south again, we climb Scafell Pike and then take a day to rest with options of a leisurely walk around some of the most spectacular lakes Cumbria has to offer or some shopping in one of the Lake District’s many beautiful towns.

Finally, we continue our journey south to spend the afternoon exploring the waterfalls and / or quarries of Snowdonia the day before we climb our final summit – Snowdon.

The best part – the routes are planned according to how busy the mountain is likely to be – we will take our own routes away from the crowds and rather than speed through, we will travel at a pace which suits the entire group.

The group will be limited to 8 so be prepared to get to know the group and make some great friendships along the way

Spending the week with a qualified mountain leader lends to a big learning opportunity and a collection of knowledge which you can take forward to prepare you for your own adventures. Throughout the week, you will be given the opportunity to learn about moving safely in the upland environment. What kit will serve you and navigation skills. You will also learn about the weather, how to read the more advanced weather maps and how to read the clouds as well as local information and flora and fauna.

Dates
Date Start
2 July, 2021
Date End
9 July, 2021
Duration
8 days
Price (exc. accommodation)
£499
Price (inc. accommodation)
£680
Date Start
22 April, 2022
Date End
29 April, 2022
Duration
8 days
Price (exc. accommodation)
£499
Price (inc. accommodation)
£680
Extra information
What's included?
Included

Under the leadership of a fully qualified mountain leader, you will challenge yourself and immerse in the beauty of the UK’s finest environments.

Our leaders are there to inspire, teach you about the environment, and to mentally and physically support you through the challenge whilst ensuring the group has a week to remember.

We offer free navigation training and are keen to pass skills onto budding mountaineers so feel free to bring a map and compass and we will teach you what we know

We operate a leave no trace policy so please come along and be respectful of our environment

All accommodation is based on twin or dormitory share. Single room available upon request at a surcharge

 

Excluded

Meals are not included

Snacks

Trekking / climbing kit (excluding emergency kit such as rope and group shelters which will be carried by the mountain leader)

Personal medication and basic first aid

Personal insurance is highly recommended to be taken out by each participant

Itinerary
Day 1

Drive to Glen Nevis, Scotland

Today is the beginning of our adventure. We will travel up to our starting point at the foot of Ben Nevis. It will be our longest travel day but this means we get some time to get to know each other. A road trip filled with music, games and pre-week sweets!

We will arrive at our accommodation in the evening where we will settle down with a beer and debrief for the week to come. This is a great opportunity to get to know your mountain leader and to ask questions about the week ahead.

Meeting location is arranged in good time before the trip with your event leader

Day 2

Climb Ben Nevis 1345m

An exciting start to the week as we set out to summit the UK’s highest mountain!

Take in breath-taking views, and reflect on the great decision you made to climb in a way which allows for the time to learn about the mountain, local legends and breathe Scotland into your lungs

This will be a full day’s climb with lunch on the mountain. On a clear day you will be able to see all the way to the Inner Hebrides so keep those fingers crossed!

Day 3

Glen Nevis – Glencoe

We begin our journey back down south, stopping for the night in Glencoe, regarded as the capital of UK mountaineering and it won’t take you long to figure out why! The sheer scale and magnificence of this timeless and breath-taking valley is nothing less than awe inspiring.

Following a 2 hour drive to Glencoe, there will be plenty of time for a tour around the area with stops for photo opportunities in front some of the most iconic scenes which you might recognise from such films as Skyfall (2012) and Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.

We will spend the day in one of the hidden valleys of Glen Coe, swimming in waterfalls, spotting eagles and learning stories of these beautiful secrets.

After our exploring we will head for a hearty pub lunch and perhaps a “wee dram” too!

Day 4

Glencoe – Lake District

We set off in the morning for the Lake District. Aiming to arrive by early afternoon, today will be a rest day.

We will have the chance to relax in the surroundings of one of England’s natural and spectacular beauty spots. Your leader will guide you around the area, taking a relaxing walk around one of Cumbria’s finest lakes before taking you to your accommodation for the night. We will be surrounded by shops; both food and outdoor, so if there’s anything missing from your kit list or something you’re hankering after, this day provides an opportunity to stock up.

The evening includes a run through of the following day’s itinerary climbing your next national peak – the highest mountain in England.

Day 5

Scafell Pike ascent 978m

Your lowest of the three peaks but don’t underestimate this one! Scafell Pike is known for its steep, rugged terrain and will certainly give you the challenge you’ve been looking for!

Don’t let the challenge deter you though. Scafell Pike rewards you with views extending far over the Lake District in all its English beauty and we will be heading off the beaten path for some proper mountaineering and we might even tackle a scramble or two 😉

By the end of the day you will have climbed 2 / 3 of our national peaks – well done you!

Day 6

Lake District – Snowdonia

We travel on to our final stop – Snowdonia.

Today we have another chance to rest as we arrive in Snowdonia in the early afternoon where we spend the remainder of the day exploring the local lands of the dragons and fairies.

We will visit waterfalls and / or the impressive local quarries before heading to our accommodation for a debrief of our final ascent and decide our timings and route for Snowdon

Day 7

Snowdon ascent 1085m

Our final ascent! As per the rest of the trip we have options. We can plod, hike or scramble to our final summit – whatever our team decides. Perhaps we take this opportunity to catch the sunrise for our final day in the hills or even tackle the mighty Crib Goch depending on how the group are feeling. Whichever way we do it – it will be a fantastic memory to add to the memory bank.

At the end of the day you will have summited the 3 peaks – woohoo!!! – You will have earned a celebratory drink! The chances are that by now that you have also made some good friends amongst the team so we will spend that evening sharing our memories and celebrating our achievements as our final night together

Day 8

Return home

Our final day sees us return home safely. You will be driven to your departure point which will have been pre arranged with Outdoor Amore.

We thank you for joining us for a wonderful adventure and hope you join us again soon. Now go and grab those truly deserved fish and chips on your final leg home!

Kit

Required kit

Clothes

• Small rucksack suitable for day hikes (30-35 litres)
• Sturdy hiking ankle boots (worn in) – most accidents in the mountains are trips, slips and falls. A boot with ankle support could help prevent injury caused by one of these
• Thick walking socks – Bridgedale or equivalent to prevent blisters x 5
• Hiking trousers x 2
• Waterproof trousers which can be quickly put on over hiking trousers if the weather quickly turns x 1
• Non-cotton, wicking base layers X 2 – this is the layer closest to the skin and the primary function is to draw moisture away from the body. At higher altitudes, the cold can react with sweat causing hypothermia
• Mid-layer x 1 – this is typically a lightweight microfleece or similar technology that provide additional warmth without being bulky or heavy
• Warm/insulated jacket x 1 – which can be easily worn once stopped to prevent you from getting cold
• Waterproof (and ideally windproof) jacket
• Headtorch (and spare batteries)
• Sunglasses and sun-cream if the weather is due to be sunny / hot
• Water bottle/s or camelback large enough to carry 3L per day
• Gloves if trekking between October – March

Medical

• Personal medication – please disclose any emergency medication to your event leader and its location within your bag

• Personal first aid kit (blister plasters, sun-screen, plasters/bandages, pain killers)

** Personal insurance is highly recommended to be taken out by each participant ** please get in touch for advice on the best providers

• Food

Breakfast pots and evening pots can be brought to reduce costs and provide convenience. Your mountain leader will have the means to boil water when at the accommodations

Lunch foods which will preserve such as malt loaf is recommended. There will be opportunities to stock up on food along the way, alternatively the accommodations offer packed lunch. Please let your leader know before the event if this is your preferred option as some may need to be pre-ordered

Snacks  we recommend bringing a mix of slow burning foods like carbohydrates and fast burning foods like sweets just in case you need that extra pick-me-up!

Bring along a travel mug so your leader can make you coffee, tea and hot chocolate!

 

Optional kit

  • Maps – we are always happy to share navigation learning! OS or Harvey maps are recommended
    • Compass
    • Hiking poles
    • Gators
  • • Trekking cheer!
FAQ

I’ve little or no experience in the hills / international expeditions, are these trips suitable for me?

Yes absolutely! We cater for novice walkers who want to explore something new and for those who are regular explorers of the upland environment. Each trip is planned according to the abilities of those within the group to ensure all will be able to fully participate. A reasonable level of fitness is all that we ask

My friends and I have something specific in mind, can you arrange private events?

Oh absolutely and we would be honoured to do so! A group navigation day or a birthday to remember… get in touch!

I’m raising money for charity, can you run our event?

We have a wealth of experience working with charities and have been a part of many charity events ourselves and as something close to our hearts, we would LOVE to work with you

We’re thinking of something different for our corporate event, what can you cater for?

We have backgrounds working within the corporate world so your day is safe with us. We have many options for your corporate day with clients or internally. Check out the corporate page on our website or get in touch

Will the trip be cancelled if bad weather is forecast?

Our leaders will always try to accommodate the group on the original booking date. This may mean the itinerary or the route changes. For circumstances outside of our control, some dates may need to be postponed but we will be in contact with you as soon as an issue arises

Can my dog come along?

Not on this trip – sorry woofer!

I can no longer make the date of the trip, what are my options?

If you wish to cancel your place, you will be entitled to a full refund up to 21 days before the event date. Any cancellation after this point is subject to charge but in many circumstances the value can be retained as credit for another event of equal value. Please let us know as soon as your plans change and we will do our best to work with you

I had a fantastic week with Steph doing the three peaks. Highly recommended time out with this woman; she might be small but she is mighty in everything else! Thank you Steph for a great week

Lynette McCann
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