National Three Peaks Challenge

BPT Event – Three Peaks Challenge

Three peaks, three countries, one day.

In September 2017, we attempted the three peaks challenge. Setting off from Bristol on Friday 22/11/17 at 10:00, it was a quick 11 hour drive up to Fort William.  Here is how we got on…

 

06:15 – Start Ben Nevis Ascent


 

 

With weather on our side, we make good time on the ascent.

 

09:00 – Conquer Ben Nevis


 

 

Quick pit stop to refuel and take in the views before heading back down.

 

By 12:00 we are back in the minibus and en route to Scafell Pike

 

18:00 – Start Scafell Pike Ascent


 

Deep into the lake district, with daylight fading we start the shortest, but (deceptively) hardest mountain of the three.

 

With our weather fortunes changing, our night-time visibility is limited further by a blanket of fog.

 

22:00 – Conquer Scafell Pike


 

 

We manage to reach the top and begin the knee-busting descent. By 00:00 we are back in the minibus and on the road again.

 

06:00 – Begin Snowdon Ascent


 

Passing the 24 hour mark, we continue to the climb the final peak. Weather is our friend again and we are treated to awesome sunrise on the final ascent.

 

09:00 – Conquer the Three Peaks


 

By 09:00 we have reached the top of the final peak, and officially complete the challenge in 27 hours.

The trip was a resounding success. Having clocked:

  • 27 miles on foot
  • 9800 ft of total ascent
  • 1150 miles driven

We arrived back  into Bristol by 14:00, 52 hours after we set off.

 

If you fancy giving the challenge a go, head over to our events page to register your interest for our next Three Peaks challenge in the summer of 2018, or for more details of our other upcoming events.