Welsh 3000s Challenge

United Kingdom

Hike the 15 highest peaks in Snowdonia, over this 5-day challenge.

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet the guide

You’ll make your own way to the accommodation, where you’ll meet your guide and the rest of the team. Your guide will discuss the details of the weekend with you, as checking everyone’s got all of the bits of equipment you need to have a safe and enjoyable time on the hills.

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You'll tackle Snowdon Massif on the first day. Taking an adventurous ridge line alone Crib Goch you'll arrive on the summit of Snowdon before making your descent down the Llanberis Path into Nant Peris. In the evening you'll enjoy a well-deserved dinner with the rest of the team.

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After a hearty Welsh breakfast, you'll begin the second day of hiking. A steep start to the day leads to Elidir Fawr, before heading along an undulating ridgeline. In the afternoon you'll arrive at the plateau of Glyderau. The next mountain to tackle in Tryfan - famous amongst the mountaineering community. If you dare, you can even jump from the famous Adam and Eve rocks.

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The final day of your hike also has the most 3000ft summits, but once your on the rolling expanse of the Carneddau plateau they come in fairly quick succession. After the initial climb to Pen yr Ole Wen, you'll soon reach Carnedd Dafydd before taking a detour off the main ridge to bag the summit of Yr Elen. Another short but tough hike follows to Carnedd Llewelyn, but from then on you'll hit the last three summits fairly easily - Foel Grach, Carnedd Gwenllian and Foel Fras. From Foel Gras it's gently downhill to the waiting vehicle for transport back to the accommodation for the night.

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After a restful morning you'll have breakfast before saying your final goodbye.

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FAQs

Included

  • Guides
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport during the trip

Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals not on the itinerary

Start: You'll meet at 7pm at the accommodation (you’ll receive full details of the accommodation after booking).

End: You'll end at the accommodation on day 5. The trip will end after breakfast. 

You’ll be accommodated at a local Hostel. Exact details will be shared after booking. For your planning purposes, use Capel Curig as the location. Hostels are basic and offer shared rooms. Some do offer wifi, and all have access to hot showers. 

Expect dormitory-style accommodation, with a curtained-off section in each bed. 

The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable at any time of year. You'll have the flexibility to swap the days over or reverse the direction if the weather dictated. On very rare occasions the weather may force a more drastic change of route. If this occurs your Mountain guide will discuss the options with you at the earliest opportunity during the event.  

We recommend a good level of fitness and some mountain walking experience for this trip.You can expect long days of hiking, on a variety of different terrains. Please discuss personal issues on fitness and experience with us; we can offer advice on preparation. Your guide will ask you to complete a Booking Form declaring health and medical conditions in advance of your trip. The guides need to know about how best to support you on the mountains.  

Day 1: Not Included

Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch 

You'll have the option to use the kitchen facilities at the accommodations, or go out for a cosy pub meal. Expect a buffet-style breakfast and a packed lunch. 

The guides cater for most dietary requirements. 

The group will be no bigger than 7 participants.

18, or 16 if accompanied by an adult or guardian. 

  • Rucksack (at least 25 litres) and liner or bags to keep rain out. 
  • Comfortable walking boots or shoes with rugged sole/tread (gym trainers are not appropriate). 
  • Walking socks – breathable/not cotton (multiple pairs). 
  • Base layer – synthetic/breathable and not cotton. 
  • Walking trousers and shorts – not jeans (option of full leg cover required even if you usually wear shorts).
  • Warm, fleece layer (ideally windproof) and spare, warmer layer in rucksack. 
  • Waterproof jacket with hood (with ‘taped seams’ – needed to be waterproof). 
  • Waterproof trousers (separate to your walking trousers). 
  • Warm hat and sun hat – both options will be needed. 
  • Warm gloves. 
  • Headtorch (not hand-torch) and spare batteries. 
  • Trekking poles are advisable. 
  • Personal medication, blister treatment, suncream etc.
  • Sandwich bags for sealing articles (including mobile phone). 
  • Reusable bottles or hydration bladder that equal 2 litres. 
  • Battery pack to re-charge phone on/off the hill or on the move.  

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