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What is the Whitelion Three Peaks Challenge?

The Three Peaks Challenge is designed to test your resilience and perseverance. Over two days—33 hours to be exact—you’ll summit three of your states tallest mountains. Sure, we walk—but it’s no walk in the park.
Once you become a challenger, you not only commit to climbing three mountains—you also commit to raising money for at-risk youth. All the funds raised in the lead-up to the Three Peaks Challenge will be donated to Whitelion, a community charity committed to opening doors for disadvantaged young people.

Is the Three Peaks Challenge a timed event?

Our aim is for all participants to complete all peaks within 33 hours, but it is not a timed event. All challengers pledge to ensure all climbers complete the Three Peaks Challenge to the best of their ability.

How much does it cost to enter?

Registration costs $595 (early bird is $495), this includes training, transport, expert guided hikes, food and beverages. 

Once you register, you’ll also commit to raising a minimum of $1,250 for Whitelion. All donations are tax-deductible, and we encourage you to approach your company to contribute by matching what you are able to fundraise. Any amount not raised to this total, is pledged by the participant to make up the difference. 

What’s included in the registration fee?

The $595 registration fee covers your,  transport, meals, snacks and water, training sessions, and guiding & support crew.

I don’t live in either Melbourne or Sydney, can I still participate?

Yes! If there are places available in either event you are welcome to join by getting yourself to and from the point of origin of your choice. Contact the Whitelion Events Team on events@whitelion.asn.au for more information.

When can I register?

Early bird registrations open early September.

If registrations are closed, can I still register someone to join me?

Unfortunately, when the event is sold out, it’s sold out. However, please do get them to email the Whitelion Events Team at events@whitelion.asn.au and we can add them to our waitlist should another challenger have to withdraw from the event.

How do I login to My Three Peaks Challenge?

Everyone who has registered for the Whitelion Three Peaks Challenge has an account created for them. On completion of your registration you should have received an email with these details.

Do I need to train for this event?

The short answer is Yes. To prepare for the Three Peaks Challenge, you’ll need to be in peak condition. Sure, it’s only walking, but walking to the top of Australia’s tallest mountains is no walk in the park.

Your goal is to climb 52 kilometres of steep terrain while helping your fellow climbers make the distance. And to do that, you’ll need to train. Nearly every week from December there will be free training sessions around both Melbourne and Sydney, including 1-2 night training sessions.

It is mandatory to attend at least 2 day training walks, and 1 night training walk. This will be monitored by the guiding crew and event staff.

What happens in the event of bad weather or another unexpected event?

We plan to persevere through, irrespective of rain, however, our guides will monitor conditions closely and if they feel at any time during the event it would be unsafe to proceed the event may be cancelled. No refunds will be provided in this unlikely event. This hasn’t happened at a Three Peaks Challenge to date.

I took some great photos, what should I do with them?

Fabulous! We’d love you to get in touch with us at events@whitelion.asn.au and we can send you a link to upload them for us. We’re always looking for great images for our website and social media. You can also tag us #WLTPC20

Refunds, Exchanges or Replacements

Whitelion Youth Agency Ltd reserves the right to cancel, delay or suspend Three Peaks Challenge or associated training events due to any circumstances including without limitation, bad weather, unavailability of venue, danger, or any other cause. Any such cancellation, delay or suspension will not entitle you to make any claim against Whitelion Youth Agency Ltd whatsoever including without limitation in respect of any prepaid expenses.

Whitelion Youth Agency Ltd does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of any change in your personal circumstances which might restrict your attendance at the Three Peaks Challenge, and is not liable for any other losses incurred by you as a result of any cancellation, rescheduling and/or relocation of the Three Peaks Challenge including without limitation any travel and accommodation expenses.

In the circumstances that the event needs to be cancelled due to Covid and Government restrictions then your registration fee will be refunded in full.  

Is this event Covid Safe?

Yes! Whitelion Event Managers, Guides and Staff have been working hard to ensure that the event is Covid Safe and in line with all government recommendations and restrictions.

What is the itinerary for VIC and NSW?

To view the full itinerary for Vic please click HERE.

To view the full itinerary for NSW please click HERE
How does the money raised from this event help support Whitelion Youth?

All Three Peaks Challenge fundraising will help Whitelion Youth deliver its First Jobs Campaign - a critical initiative to bring attention to and find solutions for the huge  barriers to work faced by youth at risk.

Every dollar raised will help:

- get every suitable young person engaged with WhitelIon Youth a vocational assessment and professional resume

- create training packages for employers with practical tools for supporting young people at risk in the workplace 

- developing a youth friendly employer accreditation system so workplaces can promote their readiness to employ young people

- establishing a safe work experience system

- helping Whitelion staff and volunteers learn new skills to help young people with practical steps towards work that are often overlooked such as getting a drivers licence, developing communication skills, financial literacy and more.