Three Peaks Challenge training plan

Your ultimate Three Peaks Challenge training plan: week 3

Author: AT Staff

So you want to climb Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in 24 hours as part of the Three Peaks Challenge but you want to improve your fitness beforehand?

No problem! We’ve teamed up with students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s BSc Personal Training course to bring you a comprehensive 12 week training plan to help you succeed.

The plan has been designed so that all you need is your own bodyweight and items you can easily grab. The idea behind this is that you will be performing movements that will actually benefit the main event itself.

If necessary, the plan can be altered to meet your own lifestyle with regards to which sessions are performed on which days of the week. The plans you see on this website are purely a suggestion which you can amend to suit your needs.

Week three differs from the previous weeks due to an increase in the duration of the session on the Friday and the Sunday. The full plan for week three can be found below. Good luck!

Three Peaks Challenge training plan week 3

Video: How to perform the bodyweight circuit

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Tips for success: The importance of socks

Take fresh pairs of socks with you to change after every mountain. Also remove your boots after each hill, this will give your feet a chance to breath and stay healthy throughout the challenge.

A good tip is to wear two layers of socks, one thin pair and then a thick pair on top. This will help prevent blisters.