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Her Spirit National 3 Peaks Challenge

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Highlights

  • EXCLUSIVE 3 Peaks Challenge for women as part of the Her Spirit Community
  • 2 boots. 3 peaks. 26 miles. 3064 metres of ascent. Tick!
  • Conquer the 3 highest mountains in the UK on this iconic British challenge
  • Experience Ben Nevis in the colours of an early Scottish morning
  • Summit Scafell Pike under as the sky begins to sparkle under the night sky
  • Witness the sunrise amidst the spectacular backdrop of Snowdonia
  • Complete this challenge on the famous Welsh summit of Snowdon all in 24 hours.

Overview

As part of the Her Spirit community you’ll take on one of the most iconic trekking events in the UK, The National 3 Peaks Challenge. Over a period of 24 hours, you’ll trek the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. The challenge covers 42kms and involves 3,064 metres of ascent. Despite the popularity of the 3 peaks challenge, you shouldn’t under estimate the toughness of this challenge. You will be accompanied by a certified Adventurous Ewe Mountain Leader/s throughout the trek and transferred in your own private mini-bus by our experienced driver/s.

Trekking with Adventurous Ewe means you not only will you experience this iconic mountain with locally based Mountain Leaders, your summit achievements will be in support of the Snowdonia Society and Cool Earth. A big win-win and a big thank ewe.

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Evening 1

FRIDAY 10 SEPT 2021

Arrival, trek preparation and accommodation (Fort William)

Make your own way to either Glasgow or Fort William the afternoon/evening prior to the start of your trekking challenge in order to get a good nights rest prior to the start of this tough adventure. We can also make arrangements to transfer you via minibus from Glasgow circa 14:00 and 16:00.

Meet your Adventurous Ewe team for a trek briefing​.

Included

Transfer: Private mini-bus Glasgow to Fort William

Accom: 3-star hotel in Fort William (single room basis)

Meals: Dinner

Day 1

SATURDAY 10TH – SUNDAY 11TH SEPT 2021

National 3 Peaks Challenge

Transfer from Fort William to Ben Nevis for the start of your adventure. The clock starts at the base of the mountain.

Scotland – Ben Nevis (1,344m) – 15kms

The first peak, Ben Nevis, is the highest mountain in the UK, standing at 1,344m. With spectacular views as you trek in the early morning glow, a stunning and fresh way to start the challenge.

The trek begins on the main path from Glen Nevis. The path was originally built to service a meteorological observatory of which the remains still stand at the summit. The walk to the summit takes approximately 3 hours and involves 1,370m of ascent. On summiting you will have the chance to enjoy the breath-taking views of the Scottish Highlands. The walk back down should take approximately 2 hours where you’ll be served a light lunch on completion.

It’s then time to step back on board your awaiting minibus where you will be driven through the afternoon towards the Lake District. You will have a short break on route. Minibus transfer to from Ben Nevis to Wasdale Head, The Lake District, Cumbria should take approximately 5.5 – 6 hours.

England – Scafell Pike (978m) – 11kms

Your second summit of your National 3 Peaks challenge, Scafell Pike, is the highest mountain in England standing at 978m. Following a light pasta meal, the ascent begins in the late afternoon from Wasdale Head, a tranquil part of the Lake District, also known as the birth place of British climbing. The rocky trail will lead you to the summit of England’s highest mountain as the sun dips in the sky. Here you’ll be rewarded with vast views as the landscape changes colour amidst the setting sun. With starting the descent, your sights are fixed firmly on the last summit that awaits. The ascent and descent of Scafell Pike should take approximately 3.5 – 4 hours.

Once back at your mini bus it is time to relax and grab seem sleep as your driver transfers you to Snowdonia. There will be a stop on route for food and services.

Minibus transfer from Wasdale Head to Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park should take approximately 4.5 – 5 hours.

Wales – Snowdon (1,085m) – 14km

Your final summit takes on the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, standing at 1,085m under the cover of darkness. The night skies of Snowdonia are stunning and depending on the moon and star cover, you can make out the towering mountain ridgelines surrounding your ascent. Your ascent route will be via the Pyg track taking approximately 2.5 hours. It’s an incredible feeling on reaching the third and final summit of your 3 Peaks Challenge and marking the occasion with your fellow trekkers. It’s then time to descend via the Llanberis path with the sun starting to illuminate the spectacular mountain scenery. A sunrise that you will cherish for a long time to come. On reaching the base of Snowdon in Llanberis, it’s time to celebrate with your team-mates and reflect on an incredible achievement. 

Adventurous Ewe can transfer to you Bangor Train Station for your return journey home or you are welcome to make your own way home directly from Llanberis.

Please note, Adventurous Ewe reserves the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons should local conditions dictate.

Why go

Homegrown mountain adventure

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods, we’re keen to promote adventures on home ground particularly to help support the local tourism industry here whilst also giving you the chance to get out and explore our incredible British landscapes in a safe and fun manner.

This trekking challenge has been designed to deliver an amazing experience and showcase the some of the most stunning landscapes across the UK whilst also giving you the chance to step out of your comfort zone and gain a greater understanding of the mountains, local environments and communities. Plus take pride in knowing you’ve conquered the three highest peaks in the UK under your own steam amidst a group of like-minded women.

Pre-trip info

On booking onto the Her Spirit National 3 Peaks Adventure, you’ll receive all the exciting trip info via our free mobile travel app or online platform.

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Pre-trip support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service for your National 3 Peaks Challenge. We have been running this well renowned UK challenge for over 10 years now and are fully experienced with delivering this tough challenge.

We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this iconic challenge and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Though please remember this is a timed challenge and requires a good level of fitness and endurance to complete all three mountains.

Jim is a whizz at knowing all things to do with the National 3 Peaks Challenge, so if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with him at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Safety & well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority.

The National 3 Peaks Challenge is intentionally challenging and will take you out of your every-day comfort zone to achieve something great. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place. Your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page. 

Adventurous Ewe Leaders & Crew

You will be accompanied by certified Adventurous Ewe Mountain Leaders whilst on each mountain. Our Leaders are first aid qualified and have extensive experience in leading multi activity style challenges throughout the UK. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of your group.

Leaders and Crew will carrying full safety equipment and first aid kits with them at all times. Please note, these kits are for emergencies only so please come prepared with your own personal first aid items.

The Leaders and Crew will also be in constant radio communication with the vehicle drivers and base throughout your adventure.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety and well-being and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size for the Her Spirit National 3 Peaks trip to run is 16 people in two minibuses. 

You are welcome to use this trek as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

Group management

You will be taking part in the National 3 Peaks Challenge in teams of up to 8 people which will be accompanied with a dedicated Leader. We encourage team spirit and support of each other to ensure everyone has the best opportunity to complete the challenge and enjoy the journey along the way too. These events are a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and share an incredible adventure whilst being accompanied and supported by friendly and experienced Adventurous Ewe Leaders.

We understand the goal of wishing to complete this iconic challenge within a set time frame. Rest assured we will do all that we can to maximise your opportunity to complete this trek within the desired time frame, however, please note that the Leader/s and Driver/s will prioritise safety at all times. Please respect their decisions and please also bear in mind that factors outside our control may impact the completion of the trek within the time frame, for example, traffic, weather and the ability of the group.

Level of difficulty

This National 3 Peaks is graded as ‘Tough’ and preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this trek. A good level of fitness, endurance and some gritty determination is required in order to complete all 3 mountains with minimal sleep inbetween. A training programme will be provided together with some top tips for this trip and it’s strongly recommended that you have previous mountain trekking experience.

Terrain

Ben Nevis, Scotland

After the initial steepness, the path does even out to a more moderate rocky ascent.  You will reach a stunning loch and then it is on to a series of zig-zags. The upper section is rough and very stony; it is often snow covered and losing the line of the path easily leads onto dangerous terrain – hence the importance of your Mountain Leaders. On reaching the top of the Ben you will notice it is very flat, not the traditional mountain peak, and the actual highest point is the cairn. The view is extensive and covers much of the Highlands, but there is nothing more dramatic than peering down the north side, across or down the massive cliffs; do not approach if there is snow as there could be cornices of overhanging snow which could collapse. The descent is via the same path.

Scafell Pike, England

You’ll take the shortest and most direct route to ascend the highest mountain in England. This is a steep hike which involves traversing over some rocky terrain. The summit is rocky and has a large circular stone cairn with steps to its flat top and nearby a stone Ordnance Survey trig point pillar. The views from Scafell Pike summit are incredible with almost every major Lakeland Fells within view. On a clear day the Isle of Man will be visible, lying in the Irish Sea to the west. The descent is via the same path. 

Snowdon, Wales

Taking the classic Pyg Track for your ascent of Snowdon, this is the shortest route up the mountain with the least amount of vertical ascent. The route follows a well maintained path with a few rocky sections. Continuing along the trail it soon becomes more rugged and steep! The final sections follows a zigzag route steeply up the mountain. The track will emerge at the top and join the main Llanberis Path running alongside the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Follow the path heading south alongside the railway for the last gradual ascent to the summit. The route will meet a set of steps which will take you to the Snowdon summit marker. On a clear day the peak offers views of Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland. Your descent will be via the Llanberis Path, which offers the most gradual descent, and finishes in Llanberis.

Training guide

A bespoke training programme will be provided when join the team for this adventure to help you with your preparations. We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you register for this trip. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential together with a good quality waterproof jacket AND trousers. An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent UK outdoor retailers Joe Brown/The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel on registering for this event.

Exclusive Kit Discount Codes

To help you get the very best from your National 3 Peaks Challenge we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in independent UK outdoor retailers Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel, both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and this mountain challenge.

Weather

The weather in the mountains can change rapidly so it is essential that you are prepared for all conditions including rain, wind and heat. In the week leading up to your trip we recommend checking the Mountain Weather Information Service. You will also receive weather updates via our mobile travel app.

Please note, the Leader/s reserve the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it as your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times. In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

Accommodation

One nights accommodation is included as part of your National 3 Peaks Challenge. This will be just outside Fort William on Friday 10th September in a 3 star hotel on a single room basis. 

Getting there

You will need to make your own way to Glasgow for the start of the National 3 Peaks. We opt to start our National 3 Peaks from Glasgow as it’s easy to get to by plane or train and it’s a shorter transfer up to Fort William. As part of our Responsible Travel Policy, we would encourage you to take the train to Glasgow or Fort William to reduce the carbon emissions for this trip.

On completion of your National 3 Peaks, we can transfer you to the closest rail station, Bangor in North Wales. From here you can catch direct trains to Chester, Crewe and London. 

To book your transfer from Glasgow or for any further questions, please get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Travel

Your journey to the start of the N3P’s Challenge

There are two options for getting to the start of the N3P’s as follows:

  1. Please make your own way to either Glasgow by train or flying (please note rail travel if preferred as it has less carbon emissions). There will be a private mini-bus transfer from both Glasgow Train Station and Glasgow Airport to Fort William circa 16:00​.
  2. Please make your own way to Fort William by train. Depending on your arrival time, we can offer a private minibus transfer from the train station to your hotel

During the National 3 Peaks Challenge

  • You will be transferred via private minibus for the duration of the National 3 Peaks. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced 3 peaks minibus driver (who is also a qualified Mountain Leader should they be needed in an emergency)
  • You will have allocated seating in the minibus to ensure we abide by social distancing regulations
  • All passengers must use hand sanitiser before entering and upon exit of vehicles
  • All passengers must wear face-masks which cover the mouth and nose whilst in the vehicle and face forwards
  • All passengers to keep the window open for ventilation where feasible
  • Food and drink are not to be consumed in vehicles

What we will provide

  • Disposable face-masks for travel or please bring your own reusable mask
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitiser will be readily available throughout your trip
  • Rigid cleaning and hygiene practices of minibus
  • Driver will be issued with PPE

Return journey from the finish of your N3P’s Challenge:

There is complimentary minibus transfer to Bangor rail station for your return journey home via train. Bangor has direct rail links to Chester, Crewe and London Euston

Food & Drinks

The following meals and food are included:

  • Dinner in Fort William
  • Packed breakfast
  • Light meal after completing Ben Nevis
  • Light meal before Scafell Pike
  • Snacks, water and hot drinks during your challenge

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when booking.

We recommend bringing your own favourite energy bars, snacks and electrolytes. 

Please also bring your own water bottles or camelbaks/platypus (or similar) and flasks (if you wish to take a hot drink during your challenge) and refill in the hostel to avoid the need of purchasing plastic water bottles.

Adventurous Ewe Water-To-Go Bottles

The impact of single use plastic is having on our landscape, wildlife and oceans, it is now more important than ever that we all make changes in order to help our planet. We may not be a huge global company but we’re passionate about playing our part and trying to make a huge difference collectively. Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

You can make a difference too with taking part in the Her Spirit National 3 Peaks you will receive a complimentary Water-to-Go bottle. For more info please click here

Loos

During the minibus transfers we will stop enroute at Services to use the facilities. There are also some facilities that you can use at the base of the mountains, though please bring some coins for these. During your trek the facilities will be limited to the great outdoors. If nature calls during this time, please be respectful of where you go and please also be prepared with biodegradable waste bags (dog poop bags are ideal) and biodegradable loo paper and leave no trace of your paper items.

Payment info

Deposit: £75 per person is required on booking. 

Remaining balance: £410 per person is due for payment no later than 4 weeks prior to the trip start date.

Monthly payment plan
A monthly payment plan can be arranged for this trip. Please contact us for more information or to set up your plan. Simply email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Flexible deposit
You can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely for trips postponed outside of 60 days prior to departure.

Convert it to credit
Save it for later. This, along with all payments, is 100% financially protected.

Get a refund
Being a small family business, we pride ourselves on personalised customer service and offer a partial refund for bookings cancelled 60 days prior to departure as non-refundable costs are incurred with paying supplier costs.

Cancelled trips
If you book on a trip that we are forced to cancel due to the pandemic, you will have the option to join another trip at a later departure with no admin costs or receive a full refund or credit note (excluding flights or insurance payments as these have their own booking conditions directly with the supplier).and prompt refunds.

If you choose to cancel your trip within 60 days of departure despite no official advice against travel
We respect your decision if you no longer wish to travel regardless of the destination or official advice. If you choose to cancel your trip, we will happily make those arrangements for you though please note, if there is no F&CO advice against travel, our standard cancellation terms will apply.

Fundraising
You are welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to do so. All sponsorship monies are to be sent directly to your chosen charity.

Book and travel with confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through our mobile travel app which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:
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You’re most welcome to use the hashtags
#ewecandoit #thisflockrock #adventurousewe #herspirit #togetherwevegotthis #bestyearyet

Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media during this time. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the event, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required. Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on 07747 346 588.

N3P's Responsible Travel
  • We operate a ‘leave no trace’ ethos and our Leaders always carry a spare bag to collect litter enroute. Trekkers are welcome to do the same
  • Leaders highlight the effects of littering and food decomposition on the mountains and therefore the importance of our ‘leave no trace’ ethos
  • Teams are kept to engineered paths where available and actively discouraged walking next to them to avoid ‘path creep’ and erosion
  • We use reusable or biodegradable items wherever possible
  • We recycle waste and appropriate disposal of other litter items where necessary
  • Adventurous Ewe will give trekkers a free Water-To-Go bottle to eliminate the use of single use plastic bottles. Plus 5% of the purchase value for replacement filters will be donated to our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth
  • When it comes to food, we look at what’s in season, easily available and produced locally to cut down on transportation, which has the added bonus of supporting the local producers
  • The N3P’s is all about shared travel and we use a private minibus. This reduces the need of more private vehicles covering the same mileage. We encourage the use of public transport or car pooling to travel to the start point in Glasgow/Inverness and from the finish point of the trek in Llanberis/Bangor
  • Make a financial donation and raise awareness three local conservation organisations whose work involves maintaining the paths on the 3 peaks – Friends of NevisFix the Fells and the Snowdonia Society
  • Adventurous Ewe will also make a donation to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our partner-sheep
Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)

What's Included?

Pre-trip: 

  • Personalised trip support in the lead up to your adventure weekend from Adventurous Ewe 
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online 
  • Trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Trek training guide​​
  • Public liability insurance 
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Monthly payment plan available.

During your trip: 

  • N3P briefing
  • Qualified & Experienced Mountain Leader/s
  • Professional group management
  • Experienced N3P minibus driver/s
  • Minibus and fuel
  • One night’s hotel accommodation just outside Fort William (single room basis)
  • Dinner the night prior to your trek
  • Packed breakfast
  • Disposable face-mask for travel
  • Light meal after completing Ben Nevis
  • Light meal before Scafell Pike
  • Snacks, water and hot drinks during your challenge
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Luggage transfers
  • Complimentary Water-to-Go bottle

What's Not Included?

  • Clothing and equipment detailed on your Kit List
  • Travel to Glasgow
  • Return travel from Llanberis to home. Following the completion of your trek, the minibus can take you to Bangor Railway Station which has good rail links to all parts of UK
  • Personal spending money
  • Additional snacks and electrolytes
  • Reusable face-mask for travel
  • Any costs incurred with leaving the trip early ie. accommodation, change in travel arrangements ie. train tickets, etc.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Snowdon Specialist

As part of the Snowdonia National Park Authority Partneriaeth Yr Wyddfa Partnership, we are an accredited Snowdon Visit Specialist. We are also a corporate partner of the Snowdonia Society and help support their vital work who since 1967 continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.

Some of the sustainable features embedded in our National 3 Peaks Challenge are:

  • We only operate with small groups which have less impact on local communities and the environment and give you a more authentic experience
  • Using local crew who are qualified cycle leaders and extremely experienced, passionate and knowledgeable
  • We do not use any single use plastic and refill water bottles and flasks to avoid the need to purchase bottled water
  • We stay in locally owned accommodation wherever possible
  • Our meals are taken in local cafes and restaurants to support the local community
  • Encourage our suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices and also choose suppliers who already have greener practices in place
  • We encourage you to travel to Scotland and from Wales via train as opposed to internal flights in order to reduce carbon emissions
  • Where possible, our Leaders collect any rubbish enroute
  • We recycle and reuse wherever possible
  • We do not use route markers or glow sticks which may be left on the mountains and are not biodegradable 
  • We always operate by our ‘Leave no travel ethos’ – Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories
  • By taking part in this trip you are helping us support the climate change charity, Cool Earth, and local environmental charity, the Snowdonia Society.
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UK
Duration
24 hours
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