For the first time we’ve decided to offer the Welsh 3000s event in an “open” format for 2015. We previously only ran this event for corporate groups and charities but have had so many enquiries from individuals that we’ve decided to make it available to everyone!
So what is the Welsh 3000s and how hard is it?
There are 15 peaks in Snowdonia that stand at over 3000 feet; during this event you’ll visit all of them, a total ascent of 13500 feet and covering 30 miles in the process! The peaks are tackled in 3 separate sections:
Snowdon – Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain and Crib Goch
Glyders – Elidir Fawr, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Tryfan
Carnedds – Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf, Foel Fras.
We start at Pen y Pass at first light (to make the most of daylight hours) and ascend Snowdon. After completing this section we drop down into the Llanberis Pass for hot food and a water resupply before tackling the Glyders. The next checkpoint is situated in the Ogwen Valley where a meal is served before heading up Pen yr Ole Wen in the late evening.
The Carnedds are usually completed in darkness, before heading down to the transport waiting at the finish.
This is one of our toughest challenges and we normally recommend a level of experience such as the National Three Peaks before attempting the Welsh 3000s. If you’re an individual or a small group we’d love to welcome you on one of our events next year.
More information and online booking is available here