Pancreatic Cancer Action

National 3 Peaks Mountain Challenge 2021

Sky Blue Adventures are proud to be working with the Pancreatic Cancer Action in 2021 on a series of UK Charity Challenge events. Please click on the link below to find out more about the invaluable service that the charity provide 365 days a year.

The National 3 Peaks Challenge is undoubtedly our most popular charity event. If you are seeking to create a real buzz, while smashing your fundraising targets then this could be the event for you. This highly popular challenge involves trekking to the summit of Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike with just the drive time between mountains to rest and recover. While not to be underestimated, with plenty of training, the National 3 Peaks Challenge is achievable by anyone with a good level of fitness.

Date: Friday 18th – Sunday 20th June 2021

Team size: 20 people
Price: £ 395 per person
Days: 3 (Including travel to Scotland and overnight stay)
Grade: Medium
Start Location: Pick Up from Glasgow railway station or Airport alternatively meet in Fort William
Finish Location: Snowdon or transport and drop off at Chester Train Station
Vehicle: 2 x 16 Seater Private Mini Buses
Guides: Qualified Mountain Leaders (First aid qualified and highly experienced) Accommodation: Hostel accommodation in Fort William on Friday night
Food: Continental Breakfast before challenge

1.The timings above are based on a 24 hour completion time

2.To complete the challenge in 24 hours you need to be highly organised and fit

3.We deduct any driver breaks from your completion time (only hill time and drive time count)



15:00 Pick up Glasgow Central Station or/and International Airport (if needed)

15:30 Transfer to Hostel Accommodation

18:00 Arrive at hostel

19:00 Evening meal in local restaurant

20:00 Challenge Briefing and Q&A session


07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Transfer to Ben Nevis start point

08:15 Final preparation

08:30 Start challenge (Begin Ben Nevis)

11:30 Summit Ben Nevis

13:30 Transfer to Wasdale Head (transfer includes a 45 minute maximum driver rest stop. This is a legal requirement)

19:30 Begin Scafell Pike ascent

21:30 Summit Scafell Pike

19:30 Begin Scafell Pike ascent

21:30 Summit Scafell Pike

23:30 Transfer to Pen y pass


23:30 Transfer to Pen y pass

04:30 Begin Snowdon ascent

06:30 Summit Snowdon

08:30 Complete challenge at Pen y pass

23:30 Transfer to Pen y pass

04:30 Begin Snowdon ascent

06:30 Summit Snowdon

08:30 Complete challenge at Pen y pass

10:00 Transfer to drop off point at Chester Railway Station

General Notes

  1. We deduct all drivers breaks from your challenge time (only hill time and drive time are counted)
  2. The timings detailed above may vary due to team fitness levels and traffic
  3. The participants can be split into separate teams according to their ability

What is Included

Team presentation (if required)
Logistics (all transport throughout the challenge)
1-night accommodation (hostel)
Continental Breakfast before the challenge
Highly experienced mountain leaders (fully qualified and first aid trained)

Maximum mountain leader/client ratio of 1 leader / 5 clients
Safety equipment (carried by your Mountain Leaders)
24-hour support from our Mountain Leader team
Team briefing
Access to discounted mountain training days

£5m Public Liability Insurance
£5m Professional Indemnity Insurance

Travel, Timings and Logistics

The time taken to complete the challenge is calculated by adding your team’s mountain (walking) time to the travel time (i.e. there may be scope to split groups on the mountain depending on how things are going). Historically the challenge aims to be completed in 24 hours. In order to achieve this, you need a good level of fitness and ideally some mountain and hill walking experience.

Please Note: We do not guarantee completing this challenge in 24 hours. Sky Blue Adventures believe that running the event in this manner is more responsible to the environments and local communities we pass through. The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, the strength of the group, or other unforeseen circumstances. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that may occur. In all such circumstances though, your challenge leader will have the final say.