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Bank holiday weekend: National 3-Peaks Challenge!

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Price: £100.00 /per person
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Are you fit enough!? - This classic challenge involves climbing to the highest point in Scotland, England and Wales - All within 24hrs!

This is a tough trip as not only are you expected to hike these 3 high peaks (a total hiking distance of 42km and a total ascent of 3,000m!), but you will also have to contend with having very little sleep (or no sleep at all) over the 24 hours!

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Depart Maidenhead: 7pm on Friday

We aim to set off from Maidenhead on Friday evening and get as far north as we can before resting for the night in hostel accommodation. This will mean that we can get up later on Saturday and continue the shorter journey to the start of the route - At the base of Ben Nevis.

We will have a bit of time to explore Fort William and the surrounding area before starting the hike in the afternoon.

We will start hiking at approximately 4pm on Saturday afternoon and aim to have completed Snowdon before 4pm on Sunday afternoon, before heading to our accommodation to get some well earned rest (or, for the hardcore amongst the group, have a celebratory drink in a traditional local pub! - Will you be awake for that?)

Return Maidenhead: 7pm on Monday (Bank Holiday Monday)

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The mountains

Ben Nevis - at 1,345m high this is the highest point in the UK. On a clear day, you can see the coast line of Northern Ireland! The route taken will be up the Zig Zag track from Glen Nevis

Scafell Pike - at 978m high, this is the lowest of the 3-peaks, but is the highest point in England. We are likely to start this hike at 2am - So head torches are essential! The route we will take will be the direct ascent from Wasdale Head

Snowdon - at 1,085m high, this is the highest point in Wales and signifies the end of an exhausting but incredibly rewarding 24 hours! - We will hike up the Pyg Track to reach the summit

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The cost of this challenge includes:

- All food during the challenge

- Return travel costs from Maidenhead

- All travel between each mountain with a designated driver

- Fully supported and guided hikes by a highly experienced and qualified Mountain Leader

- Accommodation on Friday and Sunday night (Saturday night will be spent in the minibus, or climbing a hill :)

All of that for just £345! - Simply click on the RSVP, pay the £100 deposit and we'll be in contact!

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