DWAD Challenge 2017

The Three Peaks

3 Nations · 3 Mountains · 24 Hours or Less

Ben Nevis
Scotland Ben Nevis 4,411ft / 1,345m above sea level
Highest point in Scotland and the UK

Blisco / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Scafell Pike
England Scafell Pike 3,209ft / 978m above sea level
Highest point in England

John Johnston / CC-BY-2.0

Wales Snowdon 3,560ft / 1,085m above sea level
Highest point in Wales

Chris Dixon / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Event Sponsor

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Equipment Partner

Cotswold Outdoor

Supported by

Ashford Executive Cars

On 8th and 9th July 2017 our team of five walkers will attempt to climb the tallest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours, supported by two dedicated drivers. The challenge encompasses 25 miles of walking, 10,000 vertical feet of ascent, and 456 miles by road.

Sponsor Us

The DWAD 3 Peaks Challenge is a sponsored event to raise money for the Donations With A Difference Grant Fund. The participants are paying their own costs for the event and, thanks to the generous support of our event sponsor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, we can guarantee that every penny that we receive in sponsorship will go to support DWAD's grants. So please consider donating to support our fundraising so that can continue to make grants that improve people's lives.

Sponsor Team

Provisional Itinerary

Friday 7th July 2017
  • 7am - Depart from East Kent and drive to the Highlands, arriving 10-11 hours later
  • 7pm - Dinner in Fort William followed by an overnight stay in a local hostel
Saturday 8th July 2017
  • 9am - Breakfast in Fort William
  • 12pm - Commence ascent of Ben Nevis
  • 5pm - Complete descent of Ben Nevis and depart for the Lake District
  • 11pm - Arrive at Wasdale Head and commence the ascent of Scafell Pike
Sunday 9th July 2017
  • 3am - Complete descent of Scafell Pike and depart for Snowdon
  • 8am - Arrive at Snowdon and commence the final ascent
  • 12pm - Complete descent of Snowdon
  • 1pm - Lunch and possibly a beer or two
  • 5pm onward - Overnight stay at a local hostel
Monday 10th July 2017
  • 8:30am - Breakfast
  • 9:30am - Depart Snowdonia
  • 4:30pm - Arrive East Kent

Timings are indicative only and are subject to change. While every effort will be made to complete the challenge within 24 hours, this is dependent on weather and traffic conditions. Safety will be our primary concern. The challenge will still be considered a success if we complete the route outside of the target time.

Equipment Requirements

Challenge participants will be expected to be in possession of the following clothing/equipment, acquired at their own expense:

  • Walking boots/shoes (trainers won't provide sufficient grip or support to avoid injury)
  • Backpack (approx. 25-30 litres in capacity)
  • Hat and gloves (it can get very cold on Ben Nevis even in summer)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Waterproofs
  • Windproof jacket
  • Lightweight walking trousers (jeans aren't suitable, especially in wet conditions )
  • Breathable/wicking sports top (a cotton t-shirt will be uncomfortable if it gets wet through rain or sweat)
  • Hiking socks, plus spares
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Hydration bladder (recommended) or water bottle, ideally at least 1.5 litre capacity

In addition the following will be provided:

  • Ordnance Survey map, map case and compass
  • Emergency whistles (1 per person)
  • Survival bags (1 per person)
  • Self-heating ration meals (3 per person)
  • High calorie snack bars and as much water as you can drink
  • Basic first aid kit