Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge

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WELSH 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE

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.

WELSH 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE – THE MOUNTAINS

SNOWDON – 1085 m

Snowdon (Welsh –  Yr Wyddfa) is the highest mountain in Wales, at 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) and the highest point in the British Isles outside of Scotland. Snowdon offers some of the best views in Britian and has lots of options for different routes to the summit, even with exciting scrambles.

CADAIR IDRIS – 893 m

Cadair Idris lies in the southern part of Snowdonia near to the town of Dolgellau. The peak is very popular with walkers and hikers and although there aren’t many scrambling routes to the summit, the landscape and scenery is stunning. The views across Snowdonia and mid Wales will take your breath away.

PEN Y FAN – 886 m

Pen y Fan is the highest peak in South Wales and lies in the Brecon Beacons. The mountain is the easiest peak of the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge but still has spectacular views and plenty of options to get to the summit.  The Pen Y Fan horse shoe is one of Britain’s famous walks and if you’re doing the Welsh 3 Peak Challenge over 3 days then this is the route to do.

WELSH 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE – MOUNTAIN STATICS

Mt SNOWDON:

PYG Track • 11 km there and back. • 723 Ascent • 5 hours.

Mt CADAIR IDRIS: 

Cadair Gates, Minffordd Path • 10 km • 957m Ascent • 6 Hours

Mt PEN Y FAN: 

Beacons Way from the Storey Arms • 6 km • 500 m ascent • 3.5 hours

Total height gained – 2180 meters

Distance covered – 27 km or 16.8 miles.

If you have a group and want to do the Welsh 3 peaks Challenge then get in touch. The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge is a perfect charity fundraising event as it can lead on from our Charity Abseil Events and come before a National 3 Peaks Challenge.

I wrote an article about top fundraising events ideas here – http://davetalbot.net/top-5-fundraising-events/

Everything on our adventure events is tailor made to your needs. So whether you’re a group of friends or a company looking for an event, we will make it happen. We can sort out the accommodation, food, transport and mountain guides for your Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge event.

Prices start from as little as £40 per person for your mountain guide price for the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge.

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