We’ve created a 12 week training plan to give you the best chance of success for when you take on the UK Three Peaks Challenge. Climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours is no easy task, so hopefully this will help you on the day.
The plan has been designed by students from the BSc Personal Training course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and was developed to enable you to complete it using only your own bodyweight and things you will have to hand. A deeper look at the theory behind the plan can be found with week one.
Remember, the plan serves as a guide so you can make alterations to it to ensure you can fit it around your own lifestyle requirements. Check out the plan for week six in the infographic below.
It’s important you follow the basic rules of mountain kit. That means making sure you use a technical baselayer and avoid cotton. These baselayers will help regulate body temperature, wick moisture away and prevent chafing and rashes during the challenge.
Also, bring three changes of clothing so you have one for each climb. A key factor in your success and enjoyment is staying warm and dry throughout the challenge. Prepare for any weather conditions by bringing multiple layers and remembering your waterproofs.