UK Three Peaks 24h Challenge – July 2013

Posted by on December 24, 2012

The UK 3 Peaks 24 hr Challenge

Saturday 6th – Monday 8th July 2013

Trek Report
by Satish Shah

The group began the walk on Sunday at 7.30am sharp, and completed at 6.59am on Monday – a total of 23 hours and 29 minutes.


Ben Nevis Scafell Pike Snowdon Total Walk Time 24hr Overall Time
Kamlesh Patel
3h50m  2h35m  2h30m  8h55m  22h14m
Mukesh Bhatt
4h23m  3h25m  3h35m  11h23m  23h19m
Satish Shah
4h23m  3h34m  3h45m  11h42m  23h29m
Mayank Patel
4h34m  3h35m  3h45m  11h54m  23h29m
Mukesh Shah
4h40m  3h34m  3h41m  11h55m  23h25m
Naresh Chauhan
4h40m  3h35m  3h45m  12h  23h29m

Thanks to Kishor Solanki from Bolton for being an excellent driver and keeping his cool. He played a crucial role.

The trek began with a visit to the Iskon temple near Glasgow where the group did a special pooja.

There were lots of aches and pains, but the weather was excellent, with clear visibility on all three hills.

Ben Nevis start was at 07.30am and was cool. Scafell Pike start was just after 6pm, and the first hour was very hot and tough. Snowdon was the best, as starting at 3.15am meant it was dark and cool. The team managed to get half way up before morning light.

The whole group finished within time and everyone pushed each other along.

Well done to all who took part.

Trek Photos


Trek Details

Total climb is app 9000ft/ 2900m – walk distance is approx 21 miles

Option – Long Day

This option allows both Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike to be climbed in daylight, leaving an easy Snowdon path to be climbed at night.

08.00am Start Ben Nevis.
01.00pm Finish Ben Nevis
01.15pm Drive to Scafell Pike app 6 hours
06.30pm Arrive and start climbing Scafell Pike
10.30pm Drive to Snowdon app four hour drive
03.30am Arrive and start climbing Snowdon
08.00am Finish Snowdon, and complete challenge.


For more details visit:

  • GROUP SIZE: 10
  • Funds raised will go “The Three R`s Charitable Trust“
  • COST: app £120 for car share, 1 night bunk bed and some food

Any additional car expenses will be shared

  • You will need to have a large car
  • You will need the service of a dedicated volunteer car driver
  • You will need enough walkers who are able to take on this serious and punishing challenge. The Yorkshire 3 peaks is a good training start – 24 miles and 5000ft / 1600m climb


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Saraswati Vidyalaya

Supporting education in rural India and Nepal


A service project of: The Three R’s Education Trust (Charity No: 1103125). 


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The Peaks

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis, the highest of the three peaks at 1344 metres (4409 ft), has only one main path, the path to Ben Nevis starts close to sea level, meaning much greater vertical ascent.

Scafell Pike

While Scafell Pike has several paths, most Three Peaks Challengers will begin at Wasdale Head, to the North of Wast Water.


While Snowdon has many paths with varying difficulty, most Three Peaks Challengers will follow either the Pyg Track or Miners Track, leaving from the Pen-y-Pass car park, on the A4086.



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