The Welsh 3 Peaks challenge – climb the highest mountains in Wales from each of the three main mountain areas. Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan are the mountains and you have 24 hours in which to climb them all.
It can be accomplished in a day in under 24 hours or over 3 days, climbing one mountain per day – it’s up to you. A fantastic challenge event that works well going from North to South or from South to North. This is a great adventure event and involves a lot less driving than the National 3 Peaks Challenge – which for most teams, makes it more enjoyable.
On this event we usually run it over a 24 hour period. Starting in Snowdonia, we stay in Pen Y Pass youth hostel. Getting up early the next morning we summit Mt Snowdon and then come back to the youth hostel for a full English breakfast. After breakfast we then get driven to our next mountain – Cadiar Idris. After climbing Cadiar we then get driven to our last mountain – Pen Y Fan. If you start at 4 am then you usually finish the Welsh 3 Peak Challenge at 9 pm.