Typical 3 peak events i.e. Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon are
very popular and we have a wealth of experience of event managing this challenge on behalf of charities.
Global Challenge UK can also offer alternative 3 mountain events that take a similar format but will use alternative peaks such as the very popular Yorkshire 3 Peaks and 3 Peaks Mystery Challenges. This increases the choice
available to those who may be looking for something slightly different and also
reduces the environmental pressure on the three popular 'three peaks'
The format of the exciting national challenge events would take the event
participants from the highlands of Scotland, to the Lake District in England
and on to Snowdonia in North Wales. Having travelled to the Fort William area,
and organised their own accommodation the previous night (lists of suitable
accommodation can be provided), participating teams will start to climb a
spectacular highland peak late on the Saturday afternoon.
Teams start at 5-minute intervals following their registration
& equipment check along with their safety and communications briefs.
The last teams should finish their descent at approximately 23.00
that night. Once they have had a chance to get something to eat and drink,
prepared by their support crew & drivers, they start their journey to
Cumbria. All teams are given a minimum journey time between mountains, in order
to discourage any 'road racing'. Even if they arrive early they will not be
able to set off until their prescribed start time.
The second peak for the teams to climb will be a picturesque
Cumbrian mountain that will offer the opportunity (weather permitting) to view
a spectacular sunrise over the Cumbrian fells.
Stopping only briefly for breakfast, the teams' head towards the
Snowdonia National Park where they will be confronted by breathtaking scenery
and an abundance of stark and challenging hills.
Ascending and descending a notable Snowdonia peak, teams will feel
very proud of their achievement. The summit is wonderful with superb views, and
perhaps a well-earned cup of hot tea would be the finishing touch to 'topping
out'! However, remember that the clock only stops upon their return to the
finish if they're aiming to get under the 24 hours!
An after event presentation ceremony & meal can be organised
by Global Challenge UK, and for those left with an ounce of energy this can be
followed by a disco!
Once again, teams will have organised their own accommodation in
the area, and after a good nights sleep on Sunday, teams will depart their own
way on Monday morning in the knowledge that having climbed over 10,000ft in 24
hours; their fundraising has been well earned!
Alternatively, charities & teams may prefer to take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. This is a wondeful challenge that sees the teams climbing Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough
all with the magnificent Yorkshire Dales as the backdrop. Starting early on the day, participating teams will climb all 3 mountains starting and finishing in the picturesque town of Horton in Ribblesdale.
The challenge is to complete the route in under 12 hours! All of the support, safety & logistics provided by Global Challenge UK on our national 3 peaks challenges (above) are provided on this great challenge!
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