2019 UK expedition: National Three Peaks Challenge

2019 UK expedition: National Three Peaks Challenge

Could you do a 24-hour walking challenge across the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales: Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon, respectively, on Saturday 22nd June 2019?

The National Three Peaks Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to test your limits, team-working skills and fitness. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37 km), but this comes with 3,064 metres (10,052 ft) of ascent. This, combined with 462 miles of driving will make this one of the toughest UK challenges for The Fine & Country Foundation yet. 

Saturday 22nd June follows the longest day of the year in 2019. This allows you to maximise the daylight hours to help with morale and navigation.


Registration

Contact foundation@fineandcountry.com with the following information to register for FREE:

  1. Full name
  2. Mobile number
  3. Date of birth
  4. Post code
  5. Emergency contact’s name and number and relation to you
  6. Walking or driving



(Source: Vivination)


Timings

You will do ‘the long day’ route:

Friday 21st June – travel to Fort William and spend the night

Saturday 22nd June:

  • Everyone meets at the base of Ben Nevis at 5.50am
  • 6am – the challenge begins
  • Ben Nevis (mountain 1), see the route here, 5 hours: 6am-11am
  • Drive to Scafell Pike, 6 hours: 11am-5pm
  • Scafell Pike (mountain 2), see the route here, 4 hours: 5pm-9pm
  • Drive to Snowdon, 5 hours: 9pm-2am
  • Snowdon (mountain 3) Pyg Track ascent, Minors Track descent, 4 hours: 2am-6am
  • Challenge ends at 6am


Fundraising

Team members are invited to nominate a homeless charity for the event. Your charity can be in the UK or based overseas. Our only criteria is that it must support homelessness.

For more information on our grant programme and how homeless charities can apply, please click here


Equipment

Whether you are a seasoned rambler or have never climbed a mountain, we will support you from the moment you register until you arrive home, safe and sound. We will send information on recommended kit, first aid supplies and navigation techniques. 


Drivers

We are looking for drivers to help us with our challenge. Drivers are invited to walk one mountain of their choice. If you are driving, you will have no more than three walkers in your vehicle. You are not expected to pay for petrol, this will be divided between your car’s passengers. Scroll down for more details on how to register.



Inspiration for the challenge

In October 2018, Fine & Country Derbyshire walked for 12 hours across the Peak District in heavy rain and strong winds as a precursor for the National Three Peaks Challenge. 

Lee Armstrong, Partner from Fine & Country Derbyshire said: “Our hike in the Peak District was a great way to test ourselves before the National Three Peaks Challenge. We worked well as a team, learnt about our strengths and weaknesses, and have plenty of motivation for the 24-hour challenge.”


Fine & Country Derby in the Peak District in October 2018: newly former rivers from heavy rainfall.



Kilimanjaro recruits

Some team members will be training for Mount Kilimanjaro, which we have organised for 7th-16th October 2019. There are still spaces available for our 2019 international adventure. For more information, please visit here.



Registration for National Three Peaks Challenge

To become a walker or driver for the challenge, please contact foundation@fineandcountry.com with the following information to register for FREE:

  1. Full name
  2. Mobile number
  3. Date of birth
  4. Post code (this information is used to allocate you to your most convenient vehicle only)
  5. Emergency contact’s name and number and relation to you
  6. Walking or driving

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