Summary Code of Practice

page updated 17 August 2008



Ben Nevis   1,344m (4,408ft)
Scafell Pike  978m (3,210ft)
Snowdon 1,085m (3,560ft)

The three peaks challenge has tested individuals and teams from all over the world, at all levels of fitness and at every possible experience level -  from novice to mountain expedition leaders.

In order to introduce some guidelines towards an event which was becoming increasingly out of control, the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers (ICFM) produced a Summary Code of Practice for UK charity challenge events on the hills.  If followed, the guidelines which have been included on the following pages, will go a long way towards ensuring continuity of the challenges.  These type of challenges raise significant sums of money for voluntary organisations.  

Please remember that if you do get into difficulty and require the assistance of the local mountain rescue teams, of which Wasdale MRT is only one of many, they are also voluntary organisations and registered members of the charity commission and need your financial support. 

The purpose of including the following pages on our website is to help you achieve your personal objectives safely and as easliy as possible.

( also see Edward Whymper's quote which is prominantly displayed at the entrance of the Plas-y-Brenin, Outdoor Activity Centre, North Wales.  I believe was written after he lost a number of friends on a climbing expedition on Mont Blanc.) here

The above introduction is a personal view from the Chairman, Wasdale MRT and therefore does not necessarily reflect the views of other mountain rescue team members or similar organisations.  The following comment is from the Leader of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team........... click Here    plus article about the high numbers of charity event causing problems for the team (added 17/8/08)

Comment from a local resident of the Here  .... it describes the chaos and the damage

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Page updated 17 Aug 2008 - created 6th July 2000 by....... wasdalemrt