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National Three Peaks Challenge

  • When Various dates - May to October
  • Where Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdon
  • Type Walks and treks
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Register a place for £99 and pledge to raise a minimum of £650 in sponsorship. The total cost of the self-funder option (inc. £99 registration fee) is £399.

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If your boots are made for walking, then the National Three Peaks Challenge is for you. You’ll travel to Fort William in Scotland on Friday, beginning the trek by climbing Ben Nevis on Saturday morning. You’ll then head to the Lake District to scale Scafell Pike that night, before finishing in Wales on Sunday by conquering Snowdon.

This event is perfect for both individuals and groups. With up to 13 hours of climbing (Ben Nevis – five hours, Scafell Pike – four hours and Snowdon – four hours) this is a tough challenge, but one that comes with breath-taking views – and the chance to help put an end to breast cancer. (Please note: This time does not include road transfer to each mountain, so the total time of the challenge takes longer than 13 hours.)

Team Now benefits

Whether you’re looking to beat a personal best, or just cross the finish line, every stride you make will help fund life-saving research. And we’ll support you every step of the way.

You’ll not only get your very own Breast Cancer Now t-shirt, but access to our online Training Zone, the complete support of our experienced Challenge Events team and a fundraising pack with everything you’ll need to raise money. You will also receive a fundraising pack and access to our exclusive Fundraising Tips and Ideas webpage with everything you’ll need to reach your £650 fundraising target.

You’ll also get an invitation to join our exclusive team Facebook group, so you can chat to your fellow trekkers to share training tips and words of encouragement.


A typical itinerary looks like this:

Day 1 - Friday: Meet at designated pick up points and transfer to Fort William. Check in to your accommodation, evening briefing, route planning and equipment check with your guide. Time to unwind.

Day 2 - Saturday: Early breakfast then depart for Ben Nevis at approximately 7am. Ben Nevis should be a round trip of around 5.5 hours. Afternoon transfer to the Lake District and evening ascent of Scafell Pike, which should be a 4.5 hour round trip.

Day 3 - Sunday: Night time transfer to Snowdon and early morning ascent. This is a round trip of approximately 4 hours. Drop offs at designated points en route to Manchester.

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness and weather conditions.

Event dates

Every weekend from 3 May - 25 October 2019 (excluding weekend of 23 August 2019).

What's included

We’ll be here to make sure you get all the support you need for your incredible challenge, including:

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders and first aiders
  • Briefing, route planning and equipment check
  • Transport from Manchester to Ben Nevis with designated pick-up points along the way
  • Transport between the three peaks
  • Transport from Snowdonia to Manchester with designated drop-off points along the way
  • One night twin room accommodation with breakfast

You’ll also receive a Breast Cancer Now T-shirt, access to our online training zone, the complete support of our experienced Challenge Events team and a fundraising pack with everything you’ll need to raise money.

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Payment options explained

To do this challenge there is a non-refundable registration fee of £99 per person, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.

Self-Funding: £99 registration fee at the time of booking £300 balance due 10 weeks before departure With the self-funding option you personally cover the full cost of the challenge. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for Breast Cancer Now.
Minimum Sponsorship Pledge: £99 registration fee at the time of booking and to have raised 80% of the £650 minimum fundraising target 10 weeks before departure.

Location, venue and travel

The starting venue

Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdon

  • Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
  • Scafell Pike, Lake District
  • Snowdon, Wales

Got any questions?

We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.

Call our Challenge Events team on 0207 025 2483 or email events@breastcancernow.org. You can also enquire about an event by completing our online form.