The Three Peaks Challenge is almost a rite of passage for hikers and it is an experience that will be just as rewarding as it is tough. Climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours is no easy task, but use our Three Peaks Challenge training plan and you’ll give yourself a decent shot.
The 12-week fitness plan has been put together by students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s BSc Personal Training course and is designed so that all you need to do it is your own bodyweight and items you can easily grab. For a more detailed explanation of the theory behind the plan check out week one.
If necessary, you can tweak the plan to fit around your own lifestyle requirements. Week four sees a slight change to repetitions and duration of exercises across the week. You can find the full plan below.
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Tips for success: Rucksack preparation
Go through your rucksack with a fine-tooth comb, you don’t want to be carrying extra weight when you don’t have to. Prior to the challenge it would also be a good idea to do several walks with your rucksack on with a similar weight as it will be on event day.
When packing your rucksack remember to include a spare jumper, waterproofs, hat and gloves, head torch and snacks and drinks. When packing your rucksack be sure to place the heavy items at the bottom as this with help with your stability and it will take the strain off your back and place it onto the hips.
Adventure Travel’s Three Peaks Challenge training plan has been designed by students from the BSc Personal Training course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. You can find out more about the course by following this link.