Get ready for the UK’s most fast-paced and physically challenging adventure, as you take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales!
The National 3 Peaks Challenge tackles the heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m)! All you have to do is complete this task in under 24 hours! Have you got what it takes?
Over the course of 24 hours, you will trek a total of around 26 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m. This challenge should not be taken lightly and requires a good level of fitness, as well as plenty of grit and determination.
Pick a charity close to your hearts , get a group together and be rewarded with spectacular views and a huge sense of achievement.
What are you waiting for?
To get started on your challenge, you’ll need to pay your registration fee and pick your payment plan. You can choose to fundraise or self-fund your trip. Please contact us to get started.
There are 2 different fundraising options for you to choose from:
1. Self-Funding Option:
You can choose to self-fund this trip if you like. Whichever funding plan you choose (either Self-Fund or Minimum Sponsorship), a registration fee is required. For the self-fund option, this will be due at sign-up. The self-funding option does not require participants to reach a “target figure”. The Individual, group or corporate team would simply set out to raise as much money as possible for the cause.This option takes pressure off hitting an exact "target amount" and all money raised (regardless of how much), would be sent directly to the charity a few weeks before the trip.
2. Minimum Sponsorship Option:
To get started on your challenge, you’ll need to pay your registration fee and then fundraise on behalf of your chosen charity.
When taking on a challenge with us, we promise full transparency, therefore, you can be rest assured that all of the money that you fundraise throughout the year will go directly through to the charity that you choose to support. Once you hit that fundraising target and your place on the challenge is confirmed, your charity will use this money to cover the remaining costs of your challenge. All of our challenges operate on a minimum 50:50 cost ratio and 100% of any Gift Aid or money that you raise above your fundraising target will stay with your charity.
The remaining balance of the trip will be due 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the event.
With the minimum sponsorship option, we suggest 2 different fundraising options:
Option 1: Independent Fundraising - Here, it would be the responsibility of the individual participant to raise money for a cause. It would be their job to agree a “target figure” (amount) with their chosen charity and would be their obligation to collect all funds no later than 56 days prior to the tour start date. Of course, GoKo will point all individuals in the right direction and will even help set up fundraising pages with the charity.
Option 2: Collective Fundraising - Here, all participants will work together to reach a “target figure” as a team. For example, if a group of 20 people signed up to an agreed challenge, all participants would collectively aim to reach the target figure agreed upon as a whole.
This option takes pressure off the individual and allows the group to work together to reach the agreed target. Here, the 56-day cut-off would still apply.
Completeing the National Three Peaks in 24 hours is a phenominal challenge and a must-do on many people’s tick list.
The National 3 Peaks Challenge tackles the heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m)! All you have to do is complete this task in under 24 hours!
On the first day of the challenge, you will set out very early in the morning (approx. 5am) to climb Ben Nevis. It usually take between 6-7 hours walking for each mountain.
All participants must return to the buses and be ready to leave from Glen Nevis by 1pm.
After Ben Nevis we will drive to Scafell Pike, stopping for dinner and our drivers mandatory stop. We will arrive in time to begin our summit bid by early evening.
All participants must return to the buses and be ready to leave from by midnight.
After descending back down from Scafell you will then have the opportunity to try and catch some sleep as we drive to Snowdon to begin our ascent by mid-morning. The challenge will conclude late afternoon/early evening by returning to Chester train station.
Please note, that whilst we do everything to stick to these timings, the National 3 Peaks timings can be very difficult to guarantee. Slow moving groups or traffic can have significant timings.
We grade the National 3 Peaks challenge as tough. This is the perfect challenge for participants who are looking to take on an iconic challenge that will test them both physically and mentally over an extended period of time. Ideally you will be comfortable completing prolonged periods of exercise and have experience of hill walking in the UK.
Completeing the National 3 Peaks Challenge will include:
During this challenge you will be able to leave any change of clothes, or additional equipment, on the bus whilst you climb each peak. However, please keep additional clothing to an absolute minimum as space on the bus is limited.
During this challenge you will be required to walk at night and so a good quality headtorch (with spare batteries) is absolutely essential. We recommend a headtorch to enable you to keep both hands free.
A full equipment list will be sent to you at time of booking.
You will need to train beforehand. We reccomend completing at least one test weekend of walking around eight hours per day for two days. Most training should be part of an ongoing lifestyle, but if this is not the case then you should begin training 2-4 months prior to the challenge and gradually build up the level of difficulty.
This challenge is both a mental and physical challenge. You will need to train beforehand; it is unrealistic to expect to complete the challenge without some training. If you have a health condition you should consult your doctor before taking part.
During the trek there will be opportunities to purchase some extra snacks or a cup of tea, for which you shouldn’t need more than £20 excluding your joining and returning home travel costs.
Insurance is neccesary on all of our trips. We will provide you with links at time of booking.
Challengers will be meeting at 10.30am at Chester train Station, which has regular train services across the UK. Here you’ll meet up with the team before departing by road for Fort William in Scotland, where the group will be staying overnight in a hostel.
As you may well know, adventures always carry an element of danger. Our GoKo trips are not just package holidays, they are immersive experiences that go off the beaten path and push can you beyond your comfort zone. That’s what makes them awesome, and that’s why we take safety very seriously.
ere are a couple of important points that you should be aware of:
While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group guides or local representatives straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.
We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/ local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.
You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.
If for whatever reasons, you wish to contact GoKo directly regarding changes to your scheduled trip or make a complaint while you are already on your trip, or need to contact us in cases of an emergency, please use the following details below:
Emergency Contact Number: +44 7305027666