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Tryfan after a wintery shower or two! “Walk” – Welsh 3000s

What is “Walk” – Welsh 3000s?

The hardest mountain challenge in Wales split over 3 days. This gives you time to recover in between, but is still a tough mountain challenge! But within the capabilities of most people.

Who’s it for?

Hill walkers who would like to tackle a challenge, and want one scrambling day and two average length hill days

What you get . . . the package

Pre event – We help you plan what mountain specific training elements you should include in the run up to your 2 day challenge. We will also include a detailed kit list of things you should have, and examples of these items.

During the event – Firstly, we will meet you the night before and have a check on everybody’s fitness. This is an excellent opportunity to go through last minute equipment issues, and maybe nutrition for on the hill.

  • On the Morning Day 1 – we will meet you in Pen y Pass and walk up to Snowdon, hopefully taking in LLiwedd as we go. Only when on top of Snowdon does the challenge truly begin! Once on the top the largest peak in England and Wales we start our journey across to Carneddau Ugain and then after negotiating the challenging knife edge arête of Crib Goch we follow less demanding terrain back to Pen y Pass car park, where we finish day one. This route is known as the Snowdon Horseshoe.
  • Day 2 – after meeting you in Llanberis (or at your accommodation), we can start your second day of adventure! This time up Elidir Fawr, and across the majestic Glyderau massif, taking in Y Garn, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach as we go, and finishing this section after summiting Tryfan. Waiting at the bottom of Cwm Tryfan, will be the support vehicle with hot food and drinks to replenish weary bodies. The stats for this section are; it covers an impressive 15km with an equally impressive 1800m of height gain. After a well earned cuppa, we head back round to where you are parked and drop you off.
  • On the morning of the third day – we will meet you at you accommodation and head back round to where we finished day 2; the Ogwen valley. Once again, the terrain will head towards the skies as we start our ascent of Pen Yr Ole Wen and with it our venture into the bleak undulating Carneddau massif; our final challenge! The 13 km with 1800m going up is one long slog. The final sting in the tail is a short 3 kilometre walk back to the waiting support vehicle where more food and hot drinks can be consumed. Eat all you want guy’s you have earned it!

Summary of what’s included

  • Pre event support on training, food and equipment
  • A meeting the night before to ensure all is good with everybody
  • Guided from start to finish
  • 1 x guide
  • A support vehicle at key places, including drop offs back to your vehicle
  • Hot food and tea / coffee
  • A post event debrief
  • A digital photo album of the event

How much does this cost?

*= no accommodation. Nights in a premium bunkhouse can be added for £25 per person / per night. Prices stated are for participants who are booked onto the course. Terms and conditions are in line with our standard practice and can be found here.

How to book

So, if you already know we can help you with your requirements please contact us with your exact needs. Or if you have any questions not answered in these pages, again, please feel free to ask us them directly. You can contact us via the phone number and email found at the top of the page. Or, fill in the enquiry form at the bottom of the page. Also, take a look at our calendar to see what “Open to All Adventure Challenges” are coming up soon.

Learn more

Don’t fancy this; think its a bit easy for you? If so, look at our ”Trek” Welsh 3000s, perfect for those people who want to do the Welsh 3000′s over 2 days!


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