Category: Snowdon

Follow the slowest

Follow the slowest - National 3 Peaks

If you are walking or climbing in a group then it’s a good idea for the slowest member of the team to set the pace. If a member of the team tries to go at a faster pace than they are comfortable with (or beyond their fitness level) you will end up having to stop …

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Use a drinks bladder

Drinks bladder - National 3 Peaks

You will need plenty of fluid to climb a mountain and the best way to carry and access it is via a drinks bladder such as the Camel Bak brand. Most new rucksacks accommodate a drinks bladder in a pouch located in the main compartment with a hole in the top of the rucksack to …

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Take your breaks

Take your breaks - National 3 Peaks Challenge

I have read books from experienced mountain walkers who, for the three peaks challenge, suggest that you don’t stop on the mountain during your climb. Instead, they suggest you continue at a steady pace and eat and drink as necessary on the move. Whilst I understand this approach I don’t entirely agree with it. I …

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Mountain guide maps and GPS route guides (waypoints)

mountain guide maps for the three peaks

Ordnance Survey maps provide the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data so it is worth kitting yourself out with these before your climb. The OS maps required for the national three peaks challenge are: OS Explorer Map 392 – Ben Nevis and Fort William OS Explorer Map OL6 – The English Lakes: South Western Area …

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