The ultimate challenge is on for a team of 37 to summit the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. UK Sepsis Trusts 3 Peaks Challenge is slightly different from the usual 3 peaks in 24 hours. 37000 people die every year in the UK of Sepsis. Raising awareness has the potential to save 12 -15,000 lives a year in the UK and to mark the event, we aim to take 12 people up 3700m (almost) over 37 hours.

The challenge starts at the foot of Ben Nevis in the spectacular setting of the Scottish Highlands. After summiting Ben Nevis we head for the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike before driving to North Wales to tackle the last of the 3 peaks Snowdon.

All funds raised by the challenge will support the work of UK Sepsis Trust and will make a huge difference to the charity to enable us to raise awareness through educating the public and health professionals on early recognition and treatment.

Volunteer Drivers

We need 4 drivers to drive minibuses: You need a C1 and D1 driving licence for a minibus. You must be over 30 years old and have held a licence for more than 2 years to be able to drive a minibus.

Your questions answered

How does it work?

To take part you are required to pay an immediate £50 non-refundable registration fee. Registration will close February 30th 2014 or sooner if all places are taken. This will cover all the basic costs of mini-buses, fuel, 2 nights Youth Hostel accommodation and essential safety support. All monies raised will need to be submitted by the 30th July 2014. There is a minimum sponsorship of £200 however if you raise more than £600 by 12th August 2013 we will refund your registration fee. In return we provide full event support, fundraising advice, sponsor forms and equipment lists. The more money raised on the challenge the higher percentage of funds that directly support UK Sepsis Trust. You are therefore encouraged to exceed the £200 target.

How fit do I have to be?

The three peaks challenge is a tough event that requires a minimum fitness level. You need to be mountain fit to take part in this challenge. You need to be fit and prepared to put in plenty of training beforehand. The more you train, the more you will enjoy the challenge. It’s a great incentive to get fit and at the same time know you are doing it for such a great cause. Remember most training plans for this event suggest 6 months of training, so it’s a tough journey and a lot of commitment required from you.

Before embarking upon any training programme, it is important that you visit your doctor or GP and seek their advice regarding any training programme you intend to undertake.

Is there an age restriction?

Strictly no under 18’s, there’s no upper age limit as long as your fit enough!

Are there minimum drive times?

This challenge will follow the unofficial code of practice in the three peaks challenge to avoid any road racing between the mountains. Your times will be based upon time on the mountains, not time on the road.

Where does the event start?

The minibuses will set off from Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham. But the event will start at Fort William. Where we will embark on the first part of our exciting challenge.

Where will we be staying?

The first night accommodation is in Glen Nevis SHYA, and the second nights’ accommodation is Wastwater YHA. Once we know exact numbers and gender we will allocate accommodation. We have no single rooms. (Unconfirmed)

Do I need special equipment?

Once registered you will be sent an equipment list, remember you will be climbing 3 mountains. So one set of clothes is not enough, it will leave you cold and uncomfortable not to mention …. smelly !!! We insist that you have walking boots or fell running shoes. No trainers allowed ! You must have all relevant equipment.

What happens if I cannot complete the event?

The group will travel at the speed of the slowest person, however if you feel you cannot carry on whilst ascending a mountain the group leader will endeavour to support your safe descent. If you decide prior to attempting any of the mountains that you do not wish to compete, then you are under no pressure to do so. You will be able to continue onward travel with the whole group and give the rest of the group support and encouragement, however if you wish to go home prior to the event finishing you will have to make independant travel arrangements at your own cost.

How do I sign up?

The best way to register is via the donation button above. The minimum registration fee is £50

Why take part?

UK Sepsis Trust is a relatively new charity that really can make a difference, but we need your help to support our work. The public and health professionals generally have a poor understanding of recognising and treating Sepsis, yet it kills 37,000 people every year in the UK, that’s more than the mortality associated with breast and bowel cancers combined. Through simple steps to recognise and treat sepsis 12-15,000 lives per year in the UK can be saved. We need your help to raise money so we can raise awareness and educate health professionals, together we can make a difference.

How we support you?


As soon as you register for the challenge you will be sent a welcome pack which will include sponsorship forms, equipment lists and fundraising ideas. We will regularly contact you to support your progress with both your fitness and your fundraising.

Trial Run

We plan to meet the group for a trial run. This will be a full day walking on Elidir Fawr – details will be sent to you following registration.  Remember to use this day as a team building event, test new kit, break-in new boots, practice navigation skills, get used to mountain weather, and most of all have fun!

On-line fundraising and support?

UK Sepsis Trust are registered with Just Giving, a great way of raising funds on-line. We also have our own fundraising page on Facebook which we will post updates and link to your just giving account if you give us the details.

On the challenge?

Over the three days we will be there throughout to support and encourage you through the event.

Conditions of entry

A registration fee of £50 (non-refundable) with £200 minimum sponsorship is required to participate in UK Sepsis Trust Three Peak Challenge 2014 event. You must pay in total sponsorship monies by 30th July 2014.

If you do not take up the place for any reason you must inform the organisers immediately. You must contact all your sponsors to ask if they wish to make their donation or refund their monies. You must send all your sponsorship forms and sponsorship monies to UK Sepsis Trust.

All Cheques for sponsorship money must be made payable to UK Sepsis Trust and sent to the organisers.

The good reputation of UK Sepsis Trust is paramount. You must agree to act lawfully and follow the safety and fundraising guidelines laid out by the organisers.

You must be at least 18 years of age to register.

All those who take part in the UK Sepsis Trust event do so at their own risk. The charity and the organisers/Leaders are unable to accept liability for any loss or damage, however arising, or for cancellation of the event for any reason outside of their control.

Individuals must abide by the country code and adhere to all safety guidelines and instructions given by the organisers/Leaders.

Individuals must abide by the rules of the event issued by the organisers/Leaders and follow all instructions regarding essential equipment and clothing. Individuals who do not abide by the rules will be disqualified from the event. The Leaders word is final, if the leader considers it unsafe for you to proceed you must abide by the decision.

UK Sepsis Trust and the organisers may at their sole discretion, withdraw places on the event if they believe it is in the best interests of the charity to do so.


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