How to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge: by the current record-holder

The British adventurer, hiker and author is best known for climbing all 1,001 mountains across the UK and Ireland in the fastest known time. (image credit: Inov-8/Dave MacFarlane)
This year, he climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - and hiking every mile in-between them - in 16 days, 15 hours and 39 minutes. These are his tips... (image credit: Inov-8/Dave MacFarlane)
hatever you do, don’t wear your new boots for the first time on the National Three Peaks Challenge – doing so will guarantee excruciating blisters! (image credit: Inov-8/Dave MacFarlane)
Using a navigation app such as Komoot or OS Maps enables you to download routes to your phone, meaning you can pinpoint your exact location using GPS. (image credit: Inov-8/Dave MacFarlane)
Forget bulky boots, a more modern approach is to wear trail shoes that are more flexible and forgiving, but boast enough traction to keep you safe. (image credit: Inov-8/Dave MacFarlane)
You don’t want your phone to run out of juice (for those summit selfies as well as for safety), so carrying a power bank is a must. (image credit: Inov-8/Dave MacFarlane)
The weather in the mountains can change in an instant, be prepared. Carry safety gear, a first aid kit, warm layers, waterproofs and plenty of food and water. (image credit: Inov-8/Dave MacFarlane)
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