How hard is the National 3 Peaks Challenge?
It’s pretty hard, although the experience tends to vary greatly between different people. Sleep deprivation plays a part here, affecting some people more than others, particularly with awkward sleeping conditions. With an appropriate fitness plan beforehand, it will be much easier.
How many calories do you burn doing the National 3 Peaks Challenge?
The amazing feat involved Tom covering 32 miles, taking 75,000 steps and burning 13,000 calories. Beating the 24 hour target, Tom completed the exhausting challenge in 22 hours and 25 minutes.
Which is the hardest climb for the 3 peaks?
Ben Nevis is purportedly the hardest mountain (and highest peak) of the Three Peaks Challenge. That’s why people tend to do it first if they’re taking the 24 hour challenge.
Which is harder national or Yorkshire 3 Peaks?
In my opinion, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks provides the greater physical challenge with 12-hours of non stop trekking but the National 3 Peaks is more of a complete challenge with the added mental toughness required to push through the night with little or sometimes no sleep at all.
What should I eat before 3 Peaks?
Pre – Three Peaks You should begin to load 3-5 days prior to the event, ensuring that you are consuming quality carbohydrates including long grain brown rice/pasta, potatoes (steamed), beans, lentils, oats, quality homemade wholemeal bread.
What do you eat on 3 Peaks?
We recommend good wholesome foods that are high on energy. Nuts, dried fruit, flapjack and a small sandwiches are ideal. We would also recommend taking some small treats to keep you going when you feel low. A chocolate bar for the summit and gummy bears can give you the instant pick me up you may need.
Is Scafell easier than Ben Nevis?
The route up Scafell Pike is far harder to follow than the paths described up Snowdon and Ben Nevis. A map and a compass are necessities for this mountain.
How fit do you have to be to do the Yorkshire Three Peaks?
The best training is simply lots of walking. By the weekend before your Yorkshire Three Peaks attempt you should be able to comfortably walk 15 miles on Saturday and then 10 miles on Sunday. Running for training is not necessary and nor is walking up hills, although both will be of additional benefit.