CAN YOU CONQUER THE BIG THREE?!

Well the challenge doesn’t come any bigger or better than conquering the mighty THREE PEAKS, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon back to back!

A fantastic full on challenge...you sleep on the minibus..!
Training required but open to anyone who is determined with average fitness.

This is an all-inclusive event with travel from a pre-agreed location and back, using small fast modern 8 seater vehicles to give you the best chance of completing in 24 hours. (We do not use slow uncomfortable minibus transport.)
Hotels provided before the event AND upon completion so you can celebrate your achievement.

We also offer totally bespoke trips for groups of 7 or more (the vehicle will be all yours!), which can be substantially more cost effective, particularly if you do not require hotels and hometown transfer - drop us a line for further information (martyn@advocateevents.co.uk). You can choose your date!!

Open National Three Peaks Challenges are being held on:

8 - 11 September 2017

2018 - Please contact martyn@advocateevents.co.uk for dates and prices. Group discounts available!

Our open challenge events give a lot more flexibility in how you fund your challenge and who you fundraise for.

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Included in your trip

Transport from first pre-agreed meeting point, between the mountains and to the final pre-agreed drop off point**

SUV / MPV style vehicle and driver

Accommodation for 2 nights at a quality hotel***

Public and Employers liability insurance

Mountain Leader / First Aider

Support Team at the base of all three mountains

Event Management Team

A Safety Briefing

Breakfast the morning after the challenge

What is not included?

Drinks, meals during the event and mountain snacks

Your spending money

Personal travel insurance

Personal items from the kit list

Itinerary*

Day 1

11am - Meet at a pre-agreed location and travel in MPV with the Advocate Events' team to Glasgow.

7.30pm - Arrive at Glasgow hotel (Travelodge / Premier Inn or equivalent)

Day 2

7.45am – Meet at reception

8am - Set off for Fort William

11am - Arrive at Ben Nevis for safety briefing

11.20am - Commence ascent of Big Ben (Clock starts!)

2.30pm - Summit Ben Nevis

5.35pm - Depart Ben Nevis

11.05pm - Arrive at Scafell Pike for safety briefing

11.25pm - Climb Scafell Pike

Day 3

1.40am - Summit Scafell Pike

3.55am - Depart Scafell Pike

8.25am - Arrive and climb Snowdon

11.00am - Summit Snowdon, stop the clock and celebrate wildly!

2.00pm - Arrive at hotel for a shower

6.30pm - Onwards - Meet at the bar for celebrations!

Day 4

8.30am - Depart hotel for MPV journey back to a pre-agreed drop off location.

*Please note, the above times are an approximate guide, and all above times are subject to change due to weather, traffic and transport. (Your personal itinerary will be sent to you approximately 6 weeks prior to the event)
**You will be responsible for getting to the first meeting point and home from the last drop off point
***Prices are based on 2 sharing

Location: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdon

For more information please contact one of our team at info@advocateevents.co.uk or call Martyn on 07852 305445 to discuss your requirements.

How fit should I be?
Anybody with a reasonable level of fitness and determination will be able to complete the event. Whilst a serious undertaking and not to be taken lightly, 98% of all participants complete with the right amount of training beforehand. We recommend you begin to train and prepare prior to the event in order for you to enjoy this challenge. A fitness guide will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration form and fee. If you have pre-existing injuries or medical conditions we strongly recommend that you visit your GP to ensure you are able to undertake the challenge.
What are the differences between the three day and 24 hour challenges?
The 24 hour challenge is a full on, mentally and physically exhausting event, but fantastically exciting and exhilarating. There is an element of keeping on the move with limited time to stop and enjoy your surroundings but a fantastic feeling of achievement when the event is completed. The 3 day challenge takes in one mountain per day with an overnight stop in between each climb, whilst still a serious challenge, it allows participants to spend more time on each mountain and recharge batteries with an overnight sleep! Click here for the 3 Peaks in 3 Days FAQs
Who can take part in the Three Peaks Challenge?
The Three Peaks Challenge is open to people of all ages and abilities. The minimum age to take part is 14 years, and those under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. We request that there is at least one adult present for every two participants under 18.
Can I take my dog on the challenge?
Unfortunately not...whilst we are dog lovers here at Advocate Events and are working on dog related events we have to consider all participants who may not wish to share a minibus with our canine friends!
What support is available for this event?
Advocate Events staff will meet you at the agreed pickup point and will be with you for the duration of the event. Our Mountain Leaders are fully qualified, vastly experienced and great company. They are also trained first aiders. You will also have full support on the ground during the event. Advocate Events staff have organised and participated in many three peak challenges so rest assured you are in safe hands! Although the event is designed to challenge you, we will not put anyone’s safety at risk and support will be available at all times. The Advocate Events team is on hand every step of the way, to help and advise you. We will also accompany you on your return to an agreed drop off point after your challenge.
How many people will I be walking with?
This will depend on the number of climbers that sign up for the challenge. Each group is allocated a guide/s. There are no fast or slow groups and everyone comes off the mountain as a group.
How high are the three mountains?
Ben Nevis is 1344m, Scafell Pike 978m and Snowdon 1085m
How long does it take to climb each mountain?
This depends very much on the speed of your group and other factors such as weather etc. however last year it took climbers on average 5h20m to climb up and down Ben Nevis, 4h05m for Scafell Pike and 4 hours for Snowdon.
How far will I be travelling during the event?
From the moment we pick you up in Glasgow you will be travelling approximately 600 miles by road. Add in your flights or train journey and travel home and you will be travelling approximately 1200 miles during your challenge.
Are there toilet facilities on the mountains?
There are facilities at the base of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and a cafe at the top of Snowdon (if open). If you are caught short on the mountains our guides will discreetly show you where to go!
What is the terrain like?
All the mountains have well defined paths up to the respective summits, however for the most part they are steep and uneven and made up of steep steps cut into the mountainside for the best part of the climbs. All are fairly well defined in clear conditions but people do get lost in mist or darkness.
Will I be climbing or walking?
With the exception of a small section of Scafell Pike that you may have to use your hands as support in order to scramble up and down, all the routes you will undertake are on well-marked paths.
How will I get there?
You will be responsible for getting to and from a pre-agreed location prior and post event. The location will depend on which option your have chosen. All transport from the first agreed pickup point, between the mountains and to the final drop off point is arranged for you. Advocate Events' staff will be there to meet you at the agreed pickup point. From there we will arrange your travel between the mountains and when you return from your Snowdon climb we will take you to your accommodation for the night. Then following your stay at we will drop you off at a pre-agreed location.
Is my transport to Scotland and home from Snowdon covered in the event fee?
Yes. We will arrange transport to Glasgow either by train or plane from your nearest city and from Snowdon to a pre-agreed drop off location after your event.
What is the accommodation like?
We will stay in comfortable accommodation within the vicinity of Snowdonia for one night. You will be sharing a room with an ensuite-bathroom. Rooms are twin and double occupancy with a small number of single rooms, which carry single supplement charges, should one be requested. Rooms are based on single sex occupancy; couples where possible will be kept together. We will ask you as our challenge date approaches whether there is someone in particular you would like to share a room with. Many people come to these events on their own. Taking part in events such as these are a great way to meet new people and have proven in the past to build long standing friendships. For those of you arriving on your own, Advocate Events will endeavour to pair you up with another walker of the same sex and similar age.
Can I travel to Scotland in advance of the event?
Yes. We can make arrangements for you to travel to Scotland prior to the event either by air, train or on the London to Fort William sleeper train. Supplements will apply. Please contact us for details.
Can I stay on in Snowdon after the event?
Of course. Contact us if you need us to make appropriate arrangements.
What weather can I expect?
As with any outdoor event, we are unable to predict the weather so each participant must be prepared for all eventualities. You will need to carry full wet weather gear and warm layers with you on the day of the challenge. The weather conditions at the bottom of the mountains may be vastly different to what we can expect at the top. In the past we have encountered everything from sunshine, snow and rain. A detailed weather forecast will be provided for us during the safety briefing before your ascent. Should there be adverse weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel or change the route for safety reasons.
Where can I find kit and training guides?
These are available on request and form part of the information pack sent out once you’ve registered to complete an event.
What is included in the cost of the event?
There are four options for this event:
Transport from first agreed meeting point agreed, between the mountains and to the final agreed drop off point
SUV / MPV style vehicle and driver
Accommodation for 1 night at a quality hotel (based on two sharing)
Public and Employers liability insurance
Mountain Leader / First Aider
Support Team at the base of all three mountains
Event Management Team
A Safety Briefing
Breakfast the morning after the challenge
What is not included?
Drinks, meals during the event and mountain snacks (when not stated)
Your spending money
Personal travel insurance
Personal items from the kit list
Do I need insurance?
Whilst we arrange the appropriate public liability and employer’s liability insurance we strongly advise all participants to take out their own insurance to cover them for personal possessions which can be arranged for around £10.
 
We also advise you take out adequate travel insurance should you become injured or unwell and have to cancel the trip after the cancelation period stated in your Terms and Conditions.
 
Your insurance should be in place when you register to participant so you are able to make a claim for the costs we have paid out on your behalf and take a place on a future event.
 
Due to the nature of this outdoor activity, participants should accept a certain element of risk. Our guides will do everything in their power to minimise the risks, where possible. In the interests of safety all participants must abide by any decisions made by the guides.

If you require further information please contact us.
When do I have to sign up by?
Participants enter on a first come first served basis and entries will close once the event participant limit is reached for health and safety reasons.
Who do I pay the event fee to?
A registration fee is payable directly to Advocate Events with your registration document. If you are using one of our charity partners your fundraising must be paid directly to the charity. If you are choosing your own charity the full event fee must come directly to Advocate Events.
Will I be able to raise the sponsorship amount?
Your event starts from the moment you sign up. Gaining the right amount of sponsorship is part of the challenge and not to be undertaken lightly. However, if you follow the fundraising guide which forms part of the information pack sent out once you’ve registered to complete an event, you will be well on your way to smashing your target. We will be on hand to help and advise you.
How will I raise the sponsorship money?
Although we ask you to commit to raising the minimum sponsorship to take part in this challenge, fundraising needn't be daunting or hard work! Once you start telling people what you're doing and why, you will be amazed at people’s generosity and support. When you sign up we will send you an invaluable fundraising pack bursting with ideas to get you started. This is a great way to meet new people and get in touch with old friends. All it takes is a little inspiration and organisation and the money will begin to roll in. Think about your hobbies and interests - they could be the key to your success! A great tip is to breakdown your sponsorship target into smaller, bite-sized chunks and be proud of what you are doing.
What if I fail to achieve the required sponsorship amount?
Follow our fundraising guide to the letter and YOU WILL SUCCEED. We are also on hand to help and advise you prior to the event. You must achieve the agreed sponsorship to participate in the event.
Is it ethical for me to pay for my trip through sponsorship?
Good question! The answer is quite simply YES! By undertaking an event you are raising money for your chosen good cause that otherwise they may not have received! In addition you are promoting your chosen good cause both before during and after the event!
How much of my sponsorship money will go to the Charity?
How much of my sponsorship money will go to the Charity?
Once the event costs have been covered all remaining sponsorship money goes to the charity. (Some people opt to pay for the event costs themselves).
When do I have to pay my sponsorship money?
If you have chosen:
Self-fund your challenge completely in a one off payment or by instalments or Self-fund your challenge and choose to fundraise for one of our charity partners or the charity of your choice.
Your event fee must be with Advocate Events three months before the event.
If you have chosen to Fundraise 100% of the agreed target.
The minimum sponsorship specified for your option in the Terms and Conditions must be received by the charity by the date of your Event. This does not include Gift Aid. You will be contacted after this date if minimum sponsorship is not received.
 
Who can I contact before the event with any queries?
Please email joanna@advocateevents.co.uk or martyn@advocateevents.co.uk or call Martyn on 07852 305445 and we will be delighted to answer any questions.
How fit should I be?
Anybody with a reasonable level of fitness and determination will be able to complete the event. Whilst a serious undertaking and not to be taken lightly, 98% of all participants complete with the right amount of training beforehand. We recommend you begin to train and prepare prior to the event in order for you to enjoy this challenge. A fitness guide will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration form and fee. If you have pre-existing injuries or medical conditions we strongly recommend that you visit your GP to ensure you are able to undertake the challenge.
What are the differences between the three day and 24 hour challenges?
The 24 hour challenge is a full on, mentally and physically exhausting event, but fantastically exciting and exhilarating. There is an element of keeping on the move with limited time to stop and enjoy your surroundings but a fantastic feeling of achievement when the event is completed. The 3 day challenge takes in one mountain per day with an overnight stop in between each climb, whilst still a serious challenge, it allows participants to spend more time on each mountain and recharge batteries with an overnight sleep!
Who can take part in the Three Peaks Challenge?
The Three Peaks Challenge is open to people of all ages and abilities. The minimum age to take part is 14 years, and those under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. We request that there is at least one adult present for every two participants under 18.
Can I take my dog on the challenge?
Unfortunately not...whilst we are dog lovers here at Advocate Events and are working on dog related events we have to consider all participants who may not wish to share a minibus with our canine friends!
What support is available for this event?
Advocate Events staff will meet you at the agreed pickup point and will be with you for the duration of the event. Our Mountain Leaders are fully qualified, vastly experienced and great company. They are also trained first aiders. You will also have full support on the ground during the event. Advocate Events staff have organised and participated in many three peak challenges so rest assured you are in safe hands! Although the event is designed to challenge you, we will not put anyone’s safety at risk and support will be available at all times. The Advocate Events team is on hand every step of the way, to help and advise you. We will also accompany you on your return to an agreed drop off point after your challenge.
How many people will I be walking with?
This will depend on the number of climbers that sign up for the challenge. Each group is allocated a guide/s. There are no fast or slow groups and everyone comes off the mountain as a group.
How high are the three mountains?
Ben Nevis is 1344m, Scafell Pike 978m and Snowdon 1085m
How long does it take to climb each mountain?
This depends very much on the speed of your group and other factors such as weather etc however last year it took climbers on average 5h20m to climb up and down Ben Nevis, 4h05m for Scafell Pike and 4 hours for Snowdon.
How far will I be travelling during the event?
From the moment we pick you up in Glasgow you will be travelling approximately 600 miles by road. Add in your travel home and you will be travelling approximately 1200 miles during your challenge.
Are there toilet facilities on the mountains?
There are facilities at the base of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and a cafe at the top of Snowdon (if open). If you are caught short on the mountains our guides will discreetly show you where to go!
What is the terrain like?
All the mountains have well defined paths up to the respective summits, however for the most part they are steep and uneven and made up of steep steps cut into the mountainside for the best part of the climbs. All are fairly well defined in clear conditions but people do get lost in mist or darkness.
Will I be climbing or walking?
With the exception of a small section of Scafell Pike that you may have to use your hands as support in order to scramble up and down, all the routes you will undertake are on well-marked paths.
How will I get there?
You will be responsible for getting to a pre-agreed meeting point and from a final pre-agreed drop off point. All transport from the first agreed pickup point, between the mountains and to the final drop off point is arranged for you. Advocate Event staff will be there to meet you at the agreed pickup point. From there we will arrange your travel between the mountains / hotels. The morning after the challenge we will drop you back at an agreed location.
Is my transport to Scotland and home from Snowdon covered in the event fee?
Yes. We will arrange to pick you up in our MPV from an agreed location and travel to a hotel near Glasgow and we will drop you off at an agreed location the day after your challenge.
What is the accommodation like?
We will stay in comfortable accommodation. You will be sharing a room with an ensuite-bathroom. Rooms are twin and double occupancy with a small number of single rooms, which carry single supplement charges, should one be requested. Rooms are based on single sex occupancy; couples where possible will be kept together. Single rooms carry a supplement charge should they be requested. We will ask you as our challenge date approaches whether there is someone in particular you would like to share a room with. Many people come to these events on their own. Taking part in events such as these are a great way to meet new people and have proven in the past to build long standing friendships. For those of you arriving on your own, Advocate Events will endeavour to pair you up with another walker of the same sex and similar age.
Can I travel to Scotland in advance of the event?
Yes. We can make arrangements for you to travel to Scotland prior to the event either by air, train or on the London to Fort William sleeper train. Supplements will apply. Please contact us for details.
Can I stay on in Snowdon after the event?
Of course. Contact us if you need us to make appropriate arrangements.
What weather can I expect?
As with any outdoor event, we are unable to predict the weather so each participant must be prepared for all eventualities. You will need to carry full wet weather gear and warm layers with you on the day of the challenge. The weather conditions at the bottom of the mountains may be vastly different to what we can expect at the top. In the past we have encountered everything from sunshine, snow and rain. A detailed weather forecast will be provided for us during the safety briefing before your ascent. Should there be adverse weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel or change the route for safety reasons.
Where can I find kit and training guides?
These are available on request and form part of the information pack sent out once you’ve registered to complete an event.
What is included in the cost of the event?
ALL transport from the first pre-agreed meeting point, between the mountains / hotels and to the final pre-agreed drop off point* Minibus / SUV / MPV style vehicle and driver. Accommodation for 4 nights at a quality hotel** Public and employers liability insurance Mountain Leader / First Aider Support Team at the base of all three mountains Event Management Team A Safety Briefing, Breakfast the morning after the challenge. You will be responsible for getting to your meeting point on your first day and home from an agreed point at the end of your challenge. **Prices are based on two sharing.
What is not included?
Drinks, meals (when not mentioned) and mountain snacks Your spending money personal travel insurance personal items from the kit list
Do I need insurance?
Whilst we arrange the appropriate public liability and employer’s liability insurance we strongly advise all participants to take out their own insurance to cover them for personal possessions which can be arranged for around £10.
 
We also advise you take out adequate travel insurance should you become injured or unwell and have to cancel the trip after the cancelation period stated in your Terms and Conditions.
 
Your insurance should be in place when you register to participant so you are able to make a claim for the costs we have paid out on your behalf and take a place on a future event.
 
Due to the nature of this outdoor activity, participants should accept a certain element of risk. Our guides will do everything in their power to minimise the risks, where possible. In the interests of safety all participants must abide by any decisions made by the guides.

If you require further information please contact us.
When do I have to sign up by?
Participants enter on a first come first served basis and entries will close once the event participant limit is reached for health and safety reasons.
Who do I pay the event fee to?
A registration fee is payable directly to Advocate Events with your registration document. If you are using one of our charity partners your fundraising must be paid directly to the charity. If you are choosing your own charity the full event fee must come directly to Advocate Events.
Will I be able to raise the sponsorship amount?
Your event starts from the moment you sign up. Gaining the right amount of sponsorship is part of the challenge and not to be undertaken lightly. However, if you follow the fundraising guide which forms part of the information pack sent out once you’ve registered to complete an event, you will be well on your way to smashing your target. We will be on hand to help and advise you.
How will I raise the sponsorship money?
Although we ask you to commit to raising the minimum sponsorship to take part in this challenge, fundraising needn't be daunting or hard work! Once you start telling people what you're doing and why, you will be amazed at people’s generosity and support. When you sign up we will send you an invaluable fundraising pack bursting with ideas to get you started. This is a great way to meet new people and get in touch with old friends. All it takes is a little inspiration and organisation and the money will begin to roll in. Think about your hobbies and interests - they could be the key to your success! A great tip is to breakdown your sponsorship target into smaller, bite-sized chunks and be proud of what you are doing.
What if I fail to achieve the required sponsorship amount?
Follow our fundraising guide to the letter and YOU WILL SUCCEED. We are also on hand to help and advise you prior to the event. You must achieve the agreed sponsorship to participate in the event.
Is it ethical for me to pay for my trip through sponsorship?
Good question! The answer is quite simply YES! By undertaking an event you are raising money for your chosen good cause that otherwise they may not have received! In addition you are promoting your chosen good cause both before during and after the event!
How much of my sponsorship money will go to the Charity?
Once the event costs have been covered, all remaining sponsor money goes to the charity. (Some people opt to pay for the event costs themselves).
When do I have to pay my sponsorship money?
The minimum sponsorship must be with the charity by the date of your Event. This does not include Gift Aid. You will be contacted after this date if minimum sponsorship is not received.
Who can I contact before the event with any queries?
Please email joanna@advocateevents.co.uk or martyn@advocateevents.co.uk or call Martyn on 07852 305445 and we will be delighted to answer any questions.