Training for the National Three Peaks
The more you train, the more you'll enjoy the challenge - but what sort of training should you do?
Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon are all challenging mountains and you'll be covering more than 3,000 metres of ascent over a short period of time so you'll need to be fit.
You'll face a variety of mixed terrain with the occasional scramble - achievable to those with good levels of physical and mental stamina who have well-fitting boots and who have prepared well.
Steep crags, bog, unexpected weather conditions, tiredness, group dynamics and the fact that you're climbing three mountains, instead of the usual one, sets this apart from other challenges.
Sore knees, blisters, torn muscles and other niggles may make the difference between successful completion or not, so your training should be started early enough to flag up any weaknesses.
Train on hills
Train in the gym
Train with a backpack
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