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National 3 Peaks Challenge – ISG Private Group

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  • Private N3P trip for ISG Group members only
  • 2 boots. 3 peaks. 26 miles. 3064 metres of ascent. 24 hours
  • Conquer the 3 highest mountains in the UK on this iconic British challenge
  • Trek to the highest point in the UK, Ben Nevis in Scotland
  • Summit Scafell Pike under a star filled sky and the glow of your head torch
  • Witness the sunrise amongst the spectacular backdrop of The Lake District
  • Complete this challenge on the famous Welsh summit of Snowdon all in 24 hours
  • Stay in the historic town of Caernarfon and celebrate your 3 Peaks achievements in the shadows of Caernarfon Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and watch the sun set over the beautiful Menai Straits.


Welcome Team ISG to one of the most iconic trekking events in the UK, The National 3 Peaks Challenge! Climbing the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours which involves 42kms and involves 3,064 metres of ascent. You’re in for a tough yet rewarding 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 thank ewe. If you have any questions please get in touch by email: or call 01492 588 069. We look forward to welcoming the team from Junior Adventures Group on this iconic British mountain challenge.

Evening Prior - Thursday 18 May 2023

Arrival, trek preparation and accommodation (Fort William)

Please make your own travel arrangements to arrive in Glasgow by 14:00. A private transfer will then be provided from Glasgow to Fort William where you will overnight ahead of your National 3 Peaks Challenge.

Please make your own accommodation and dinner arrangements in Fort William.

Day One - Friday 19 May 2023

National 3 Peaks Challenge begins…

Scotland – Ben Nevis (1,344m) – 15kms 

The first peak, Ben Nevis, is the highest mountain in the UK, standing at 1,344m. 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 – 2.5 hours.

On descending Ben Nevis, you will join up with your awaiting minibus where you will be driven through the early evening towards the Lake District. You will have a short break on route to pick up some snacks and fuel. Minibus transfer to from Ben Nevis to Wasdale Head, The Lake District, Cumbria should take approximately 5.5 – 6 hours.

Day Two - Saturday 20 May 2023

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. The ascent begins just before midnight from Wasdale Head, a tranquil part of the Lake District, also known as the birth place of British climbing. The challenge here is trekking by the light of your head torches. 

Once on the summit of England’s highest mountain for sunrise you will be rewarded with views stretching as far as Scotland and the Isle of Man. With starting the descent, your sights are fixed firmly on your last summit. The ascent and descent of Scafell Pike should take approximately 4.5 hours.

Once back at your mini bus it is time to relax as your driver transfers you to Snowdonia passing through some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. You will stop on route for some food.

Minibus transfer from Wasdale Head to Pen-Y-Pass, Snowdonia National Park should take approximately 4.5 – 5 hours.

Wales – Snowdon (1,085m) – 14km At approx 08:00am: Your final summit takes on the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, standing at 1,085m. Snowdonia is unique for its bio-diversity of plants and wildlife and with breath-taking views from the summit, it’s a great end to your three peaks challenge. Your ascent route will be via the Pyg Track which rewards you with those classic Snowdon views. Your mid morning ascent should take approximately 2.5 – 3 hours. Once on the summit you will have time for a photo and enjoy the views before starting your decent via the Llanberis Path arriving in Llanberis. At approx. 12.00pm : You will then be transferred to your hotel in Caernarfon for some well deserved celebrations and rest. 

The following morning after breakfast, you will need to make your own travel arrangements to return home.

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

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

Safety and well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & drivers 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 a tough undertaking and requires preparation as you are taken 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.

Leader and crew

You will be accompanied by certified and friendly Adventurous Ewe Mountain Leader whilst on each mountain. Our Leaders are first aid qualified and have extensive experience in leading expeditions 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 mountain 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 will also be in radio communication with the vehicle driver and base throughout your challenge.

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. We’re delighted to host this event for a team of 9 – 11 people from ISG in 1 private minibus. Please note, the minimum group size for the National 3 Peaks trip to run is 9 people per minibus. 

Group management

You will be taking part in the National 3 Peaks Challenge in your team of 9 people and be accompanied by a qualified 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.  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.

Trip grading

The National 3 Peaks Challenge is graded as ‘Tough’. Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this adventure. A good level of fitness, strength (both physical & mental), endurance and some gritty determination will help you conquer all three of the highest peaks in the UK with minimal rest and recovery time. 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.

Training guide

A bespoke National 3 Peaks training programme will be provided when join the team for this adventure to help you with your preparations which also details some top tips for the travel sections. Please also check out our Training & Kit page for more info and support from our training partners. The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge. Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!


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 on registering for this event.


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 wellbeing 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.


Thursday 18 May 2023 One night’s accommodation is NOT includeded in Fort William. Please book your own hotel booking when signing up for this trip as hotel availability is limited during the popular month of May. Last year’s ISG team stayed at the Travelodge Fort William.

Saturday 20 May 2023 One night’s accommodation included in at the Celtic Royal Hotel Caernarfon – Single room (single room supplement @ £55pp).
Dinner is at your own expense.   

Getting there

You will need to make your own way to Glasgow to rendezvous with the private transfer from Glasgow to Fort William. Details will be provided on booking.

On completion of your National 3 Peaks, you will be transferred to the Celtic Royal Hotel in Caernarfon. You will then need to make your own arrangements for your journey home from Caernarfon, North Wales. The closest train station is Bangor which is between 15 – 20 minute taxi journey. 

Food & drinks

Your National 3 Peaks package includes a lite meal after Ben Nevis, a lite meal at Scafell Pike, snacks, water refills and hot drinks. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know one month prior to your event start date. We highly recommend bringing your own favourite energy bars, additional food, 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 to avoid the need of purchasing plastic water bottles. Sufficient food intake will greatly assist you with the successful completion of this challenge. 

Payment info

Your travel package includes one night’s accommodation on the completion of your trip in Snowdonia, North Wales (single room supplement of £55pp).
Deposit: £75 per person payable on booking and non refundable (payable by the participant).
Balance: £365 per person payable 4 weeks prior to your trip departure.
Total cost: £440 per person. 

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Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)

What's Included?


  • Personalised trip support in the lead up to your adventure weekend from Adventurous Ewe
  • Discount on personal kit both in shop and online
  • Trek Training guide
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning.

During your trip:

  • N3P briefing
  • Qualified & Experienced Mountain Leader/s
  • Private transfer from Glasgow to Fort William
  • One night’s accommodation in Snowdonia post-trek (single room supplement @ £55pp)
  • Professional group management
  • Experienced N3P minibus driver/s
  • Minibus and fuel
  • Light meal after completing Ben Nevis
  • Light meal at Scafell Pike
  • Snacks, water and hot drinks during your challenge
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies.

What's Not Included?

  • Accommodation at the start of your trip in Fort William
  • Clothing and equipment detailed on your Kit List
  • Travel to Glasgow
  • Return travel from Caernarfon
  • Personal spending money
  • Additional snacks and electrolytes
  • Any costs incurred with leaving the trip early ie. accommodation, change in travel arrangements ie. train tickets, etc.

Responsible Travel

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 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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