The classic UK mountain challenge whether you attempt the 24 hour dash or the more comitting 3 day version this challenge is truly a tough nut to crack.
Starting in Fort William we tackle the highest mountain first and it’s a long trek to the summit often shrouded in cloud. With snow lying over the track way into June, Ben Nevis in itself is a true mountain challenge. Many would complete this and call it a day but not for us we need to be getting into our transport and heading off to Wasdale in England to take on the next mountain.
Although Scafell Pike is the smallest of the 3 peaks it is often said to be the hardest as the ascent is often undertaken in the dark really adding to the sense of adventure. As we leave Wasdale heading for Snowdon (Yr Wydda) it is finally time to catch up on some sleep.
Finally, we arrive at Snowdon (Yr Wydda) we ascend to the summit on the famous Pyg Track which gives us fantastic views over two of the llyns (lakes) that nestle beneath Snowdon’s impressive summit. As the track steepens and the terrain becomes more rugged our final summit is attained, after the obligatory summit photos we make a swift retreat down to Llanberis and our transport.
Distance covered 15kms
Total ascent 1481m
Distance covered 8kms
Total ascent 906m
Distance covered 13kms
Total ascent 1066m
What kit should participants bring?
This is an upland challenge so appropriate walking equipment is require including waterproof jacket and trousers, walking boots with ankle support and no jeans. Full details of what to bring will be provided in a kit list.
Who will be leading the activities?
We have a great team of experienced, enthusiastic and fully qualified Mountain Leaders who will look after participants throughout the challenge. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of the group and of course to ensure that everyone in the group has a great time.