Conquer the highest three peaks in the UK in a breathtaking challenge

Trek through some of the best scenery the UK has to offer

Completing the challenge is a huge achievement

Enjoy the ride! We've got all the logistics covered

The National 3 Peaks Challenge is our most popular corporate event and with good reason. Trekking to the summits of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon with just the drive time between to recover is achievable with a reasonable level of fitness but still takes preparation and commitment. Completing the Challenge in the 24 hour time is tough but ultimately this isn’t about the stopwatch – its about the challenge, its about the team spirit that only the mountains can nurture, its about raising money for your business’ sponsored charity and all the publicity that comes with it.

Need to know


The whole trip takes 2.5 days to complete. Historically the challenge aims to be completed in 24 hours, but because most of our teams include beginners we don’t set and strict deadlines, we do everything we can to get people to the finish line and enjoy the journey along the way.

We cater for teams of any size from 10 to over 40 trekkers. Our most popular packages have been detailed below, however if you have different requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be delighted to discuss the best option for you.

This is a difficult challenge, participants should have a moderate level of fitness.

Day 1

10:45 Meet in Chester (train station or parking available close by) where you will meet the Fitways team, board the challenge vehicle, and commence your journey to Scotland
16:45 Pick up from Glasgow Airport (optional)  Please include some contingency in case of flight delays
19:45 Arrive in Fort William (This will be your accommodation for the night)

Day 2

05:00 Early breakfast (Continental)
05:30 Transfer to Ben Nevis start point
06:00 Commence Challenge (Ben Nevis)
11:30 Complete Ben Nevis and board your team vehicle
18:30 Arrive Wasdale Head and start climbing Scafell Pike
23:00 Complete Scafell Pike and commence journey to Wales

Day 3

04:00 Arrive Pen-Y-Pass (Mt Snowdon)
08:30 Complete Snowdon (Challenge complete!!) There is a cafe at the bottom where you can purchase breakfast
09:30 Depart Snowdon on team vehicle
11:00 Drop at Chester (Location to be agreed) If using the train, please book flexible tickets in case of delays

We try to keep to the times as much as possible, however it is impossible to predict what may happen on our way, and difficult weather conditions can have a big impact on our timings.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTIONS

Group size Vehicle
11 Minibus (16 seats)
30 Executive coach (40 seats)
40 Executive coach (50 seats)

Fort William is an extremely popular destination during the 3 Peaks Season. Accommodation is usually booked well in advance.  This means it is not possible to guarantee any specific hotel if you do opt to upgrade but we will do our very best to accommodate your needs.
Included: Basic hostel type accommodation.

Medium quality option: Basic hotel, typically 3*, approximately £30pp extra (Travelodge, Premier Inn)
High quality option: Quality hotel, typically 4*, approximately £50pp extra

While training in a gym, or going for long walks on the flat is a good start for developing base fitness, we offer mountain training days where you will get to train in similar conditions to what you will do on the day. It will also give you the opportunity to test your equipment and meet your leaders to ask questions and get familiar.

READ MORE ABOUT MOUNTAIN TRAINING DAYS

What's included


  • Company presentation if required
  • All transport throughout the challenge
  • 1 night's accommodation
  • Continental Breakfast before the challenge
  • Highly experienced mountain leaders, fully qualified and first aid trained
  • Maximum mountain leader/client ratio of 8, usually less
  • Safety equipment carried by our Mountain Leaders
  • 24-hour support from our Mountain Leader team
  • Training advice from a qualified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist
  • Client briefing
  • Access to discounted mountain training days
  • Completion certificate
  • £5m Public Liability Insurance
  • £5m Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Equipment hire service

Not included

  • Food & Drink during the challenge
  • Personal insurance

Pricing


Up to 11 people

With 2 qualified mountain leaders


£4,675

(£425 pp)


Up to 30 people

With 4 qualified mountain leaders


£11,700

(£390 pp)


Up to 40 people

With 6 qualified mountain leaders



£14,000

(£350 pp)


Our most popular packages have been detailed above, however if you have different requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be delighted to discuss the best option for you.

Trip reviews


On behalf of the HPE team I would just like to say a few words. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that it was an amazing weekend and an unforgettable experience! This would not have happened without your team’s great leadership and expertise. It was certainly a well organized event and there was not anything overlooked from your part. Not only was it a fantastic challenge but it was really enjoyable with the groups we had. I think that it was a fantastic achievement for everyone to complete the challenge.
Charles Kemp (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)


I would like to say a huge THANK YOU for all the hard work you and your team put into making the 3 Peaks Challenge so enjoyable! It was an amazing experience and I loved every minute of it! Also, a big thank you to Hazel and Jerry for supporting and looking after our team during the challenge!
Agota Loscher (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)


3 PEAKS FINISHED, 4 of us finished in a total time of 21:29, 31 minutes under our target of sub 22:00. Final Snowdon ascent in a personal best of 2:29. Mission Accomplished! Exhausted – no sleep but Amazing experience, thanks to Nick Hollis and Simon Jones at Fitways adventures, we broke their previous 3 Peaks course record of 22:40! Booom!
Lee Carnaby (MD Crossfit Maidenhead)


Just a quick note to thank you and your team for the amazing experience this weekend. I was getting quite nervous when hearing of the severe conditions on Nevis and potential risks, but the more you spoke about equipment needs etc, just  proved to me and assured me that with you it would be totally safe. I then had the confidence and assurance to do it – that it would be ok – and it was. I was so impressed with your professionalism, your first- hand experience, knowledge and approach. It certainly gave me much assurance, I knew I was in good hands. I would not do this, or recommend anyone do this, with any company other than yours. This is serious stuff!
Lynne Hutchinson (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)


If anyone fancies doing 3 Peaks in 3 days or Kilimanjaro or similar I can heartily recommend Nick Hollis and Fitways who looked after my party brilliantly with professionalism, courtesy, informative and fun to be with.
Martin Nicholds (Consultant)


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