The Welsh 3000s involves summiting all of Snowdonia’s 15 peaks above 3000 feet in one continuous walk. You’ll cross three mountain ranges; Snowdon, the Glyderau and the Carneddau, walking 30 miles/48 kilometres and ascending 13500 feet/4115 metres in the process! This is, without a doubt one of the toughest challenges you’ll ever experience so you’ll need a high level of fitness and endurance plus the mental toughness to reach the finish.
For your safety, you will be guided by our local Mountain Leaders throughout. A safety vehicle will also be on hand with a support team who will provide hot food, drinks, high energy snacks and water resupply at checkpoints on the route.
How the Welsh 3000s works
From the meeting point you’ll be transported to Pen y Pass, before slowly ascending the Pyg track to the summit of Snowdon (1085m). At this point the clock starts and you’ll head towards Garnedd Ugain (1065m) and tackle Crib Goch ridge (923m) before descending back down to the Llanberis Pass for food, refreshments and a resupply of hill food and water. With the Snowdon Massif under your belt you will head across the Pass where the Glyders await.
After ascending to the summit of Elidir Fawr (924m) you’ll contour round Bwlch Y Brecan to Y Garn (947m). The route then takes you past Llyn y Cwn to the summit of Glyder Fawr (999m), then Glyder Fach (994m) before heading towards the final peak of the first phase, Tryfan (915m).
A challenging descent takes you down into the Ogwen Valley where your support team will be waiting with hot food and drinks, plus a final resupply of water and energy snacks.
From here the next challenge is Pen Yr Ole Wen (978m) which is a pretty steep ascent, so after catching your breath you’ll head over to Carnedd Dafydd (1044m). At this stage you’ll have ticked-off 10 peaks – just 5 to go! A slight detour from the ridge line takes you to Yr Elen (962m) before heading back to summit Carnedd Llewelyn (1064m).
The route then takes you over Foel Grach (976m), Garnedd Uchaf (926m) and Foel Fras (942m), before dropping down from the ridge line to where your support team will be waiting to present you with a certificate to mark your achievement. Transport will then take you for a hot shower and a bacon roll before transferring you to Llandudno Junction railway station for the journey home.
For individuals and small groups we have two open dates for 2015. If you have a group of 6 or more contact the office and we’ll organise a tailor-made event just for you.