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With spring (apparently) here and winter in the rear-view mirror it’s time for you to turn your attention toward a summer of adventure.

The Three Peaks Challenge is one such option and it is one 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 12-week fitness plan and you’ll give yourself a decent shot.

The 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 by clicking here.

If necessary, the plan can be tweaked 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.

Video: How to perform the bodyweight circuit

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.

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