Welsh 3 Peaks

The Welsh 3 Peaks is an interesting variation on the national Three Peaks Challenge and includes one of the “big three”, Snowdon in North Wales.

This is a fully-guided event which means that you’ll have one of our professional Mountain Leaders to guide you on the mountains, while our support team will feed you and drive you safely between locations.

The event starts in Llanberis, North Wales and finishes near Merthyr Tydfil.

Snowdon (1085 metres/3560 feet) is ascended in the early morning, taking about 4 hours to ascend/descend. Following a hot snack at the base of the mountain it’s on to the minibus for the 1 hour 20 minute drive to the second peak, Cadair Idris (893 metres/2930 feet). Although not as high as its lofty neighbour, Cadair Idris takes around 5 hours in total. After a hot, carbohydrate-rich meal it’s back onto the transport for the 2 hour 10 minute drive to the brooding landscape of the Brecon Beacons to climb the final peak in the trilogy, Pen y Fan (886 metres/2906 feet). (The “Fan” is used by UK Special Forces as part of it’s selection process)! At the finish you’ll be whisked away to your overnight accommodation for a good night’s rest.

After breakfast on the following morning we’ll provide transport to Merthyr Tydfil and Abergavenny railway stations, before heading back to Chester railway station and Manchester Airport.

We offer a fully guided service which includes:

Mountain Leaders to navigate for you.
VHF Radios
Transport from Llanberis
Transfers to Merthyr/Abergavenny the morning after the event
Safety vehicles
Hill food and hot meals during the event
Water resupply en-route
Hot/cold drinks after each peak
Bunkhouse/Hostel accommodation after the event plus breakfast.
A certificate for all successful participants
A 15% discount on purchases from our equipment partners at Cotswold Outdoor.