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31st October 2012

Join in Exeter’s National Three Peaks Challenge!

If you enjoy a challenge and want to raise sponsorship to support Exeter’s Annual Fund, sign up for Exeter’s National Three Peaks Challenge.

The challenge

Climb for Exeter and scale the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours! The trek covers 42kms and involves 2,984m of ascent and descent – the most highly regarded trekking challenge within the UK! The challenge begins in one of Scotland’s most scenic areas: Glen Nevis Valley. From here our intrepid Exonians will climb Ben Nevis, the largest mountain in the UK standing at 1,344m.

On descending Ben Nevis the group will be driven through the night towards the beautiful Lake District. They will then begin the second of the 3 Peaks – Scafell Pike – the highest mountain in England standing at 978m.

The final challenge takes on the highest mountain in Wales: Snowdon, standing at 1,085m. Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, is a national treasure with its unique bio-diversity of plants and wildlife and is a stunning end to the last of the 3 Peaks.

Each Exonian taking part will be responsible for raising a minimum of £500 to Exeter’s Annual Fund and getting 10 contemporaries to sponsor him/her. Contact the Development Officer at for more details.


The 3 peaks challenge will take place on the weekend of 27 – 28 April 2013.

Deadline to sign up

The deadline to sign up is 15 March 2013. Places will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis so don’t delay!

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