THE WELSH 3000s CHALLENGE
The Welsh 3000s challenge is a classic of the UK and of Snowdonia National Park. In order to complete the Welsh 3000s Challenge you are required to have been at the top of all 15 of the mountains over 3000 ft in Wales. Some people try to complete this in 24 hours. This is a serious and very long day out. A more achievable way of doing it, is to complete it over a two day period.
NEXT WELSH 3000s CHALLENGE DATES:
2nd June and 3rd June 2018
15th September and 16th September 2018
The length is about 26 miles, but the walk to the start point and down from the finish point take it to 32 miles in total. The walk is also known as “The 14 Peaks” (although there are officially 15 peaks, or possibly 16). There is more information about the challenge on these links – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_3000s and http://www.welsh3000s.co.uk/
Make no mistake, the Welsh 3000s challenge is a big undertaking, but split over two days makes it achievable for most. A good level of fitness and comfortable walking boots are essential. We do run this event over a 24 hour period by request.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
What an epic day. Dave gave us an amazing day on Wintours leap. We covered more than I could have hoped. Dave understood exactly what our objectives of the day were, excellent value for money. Dave was the most professional, and clearly knew his stuff.
Dave and his team hosted Noah’s Ark Charity Dangle event Sunday 16th October 2016 from Newport Transporter Bridge and we couldn’t have picked a better team of instructors to help us..
All of the guides were extremely supportive and had the groups best interest at the forefront of everything we did, they were also very knowledgeable about the mountains and what lay ahead of us. This is the first time we have used Dave but definitely not the last!
Dave and Robyn guided a group of us to four 4000+m peaks in the Atlas Mountains. They were always full of energy and continually kept the team motivated. You were never in doubt that they were fully prepared for all eventualities. On top of this, they were always teaching us important mountain skills, with demonstrations and giving everyone the chance to practice these skills in a safe and fun but relevant environment. I also thought they were excellent at tailoring the experience to different peoples wants and needs. Without a doubt my favourite adventure holiday of the year.
Highly recommended 🙂 Dave was a great guide, super fun and a good photographer too, capturing all the best bits of our expedition.
The best rock climbing instruction I’ve ever had. Extremely clear and engaging.
I just wanted to add that the quality of instruction was actually more than excellent! I learned loads of things that were very empowering and challenging, while always feeling very safe and in a friendly atmosphere. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed my day. Many thanks to Dave!
I will happily tell all my friends that it is one of the best things I have ever had the good fortune to do.
Dave, was excellent. He manages to combine an inspirational passion for climbing with very knowledgeable advice and instruction and an unerring eye for safety.
It has been an amazing experience. A gigantic sincere Thank you to Dave for his care, effort and lovely sense of humor! He made us really happy.
Just wanted to pass on my thanks for a fantastic abseiling service from you guys yesterday. The feedback from all was what a professional and warmhearted company you are and even the very fearful felt safe and cared for and thanked you for your patience and reassurance.
It would be an understatement to say the Abberley Hall Clock Tower Abseil event exceeded my expectations.
PRICES START FROM £199 pp
- Snowdon – 3559 ft (1,085 m)
- Crib y Ddysgl – 494 ft (1,065 m)
- Crib Goch – 3028 ft (923 m)
- Elidir Fawr – 3031 ft (924 m)
- Y Garn – 3106 ft (947 m)
- Glyder Fawr – 3284 ft (1,001 m)
- Castell y Gwynt – 3188 ft (972m) — if included
- Glyder Fach – 3261 ft (994 m)
- Tryfan – 3011 ft (918 m)
- Pen yr Ole Wen – 3208 ft (978 m)
- Carnedd Dafydd – 3425 ft (1,044 m)
- Carnedd Llewelyn – 3490 ft (1,064 m)
- Yr Elen – 3156 ft (962 m)
- Foel Grach – 3202 ft (976 m)
- Garnedd Uchaf – 3038 ft (926 m)
- Foel-fras – 3090 ft (942 m)
Accommodation – Accommodation is at the beautiful Helyg bunkhouse, in the heart of the Ogwen Valley with superb views of Tryfan. Helyg is steeped in the history of British climbing – it was also the first climbing hut in the UK. It was used as a base by the pioneers of British climbing in the 1920s for their early ascents, particularly on LLiwedd and Tryfan. Later, it was used as a training base for the 1953 Everest expedition. More details can be found here – http://www.climbers-club.co.uk/venues/helyg-ogwen/
Transport – Mini bus transport is provided to the challenge start and back to the hut each day. This means you can leave your vehicle at the hut parking all weekend and just enjoy the hiking without having to worry about the logistics.
Mountain Guiding – Mountain guiding across the Welsh 3000s over two days. Dave Talbot’s instructional team are experienced mountain professionals and will guide you across the mountains. Meet the team – CLICK HERE
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Food – you will need to provide your own food for this trip. You will be doing a large amount of exercise each day so you will require plenty of food. There is a very well equipped kitchen in the bunkhouse that we are staying at.
Equipment – You will need to bring a mountain rucksack each, waterproof jacket and trousers, warm clothes (including hat and gloves), a head torch (plus spare batteries) and personal medication.
Spending money – You will need to bring a little bit of spending money should you wish to purchase some drinks.