Each year people are killed and seriously injured on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, even on the easier main tracks and routes that we will use on this challenge. When mountaineering, there is no way to completely remove the risk, although we do try to reduce it. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) Participation Statement says that: 

The BMC recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.” 

The risk of personal injury is increased when attempting the three peaks consecutively as: 

  • you will be pushing yourself hard physically and mentally 
  • you will be tired and you’ll walking in the dark 
  • we might face very challenging weather conditions 
  • there are many places where you can trip or slip, and there are no safety rails or barriers 

If you cannot understand or accept these risks, then please do not attempt the three peaks challenge.