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WELSH 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE

The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge is to 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.

This is a fantastic challenge event that works well going north to south or south to north. It involves a lot less driving than the National 3 Peaks Challenge, which for most teams makes it more enjoyable.

We usually run it over a 24 hour period, starting in Snowdonia, where we stay in Pen y Pass youth hostel. Getting up early the next morning, we summit Snowdon and then come back to the youth hostel for a full English breakfast. After breakfast we get driven to our next mountain, Cadair Idris. Once we’ve summitted Cadair, we get driven to our last mountain, Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons.

Usually we start at 4 am and we finish the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge at 9 pm. While the challenge can be accomplished in under 24 hours, it can also be completed over three days, climbing one mountain per day, if you prefer.

Pen y Fan Summit on the Brecon Beacons 10 Peak Challenge
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WELSH 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE – THE MOUNTAINS

SNOWDON 1085m

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 Britain, and has lots of route options to the summit, including some exciting scrambles.

CADAIR IDRIS 893m

Cadair Idris lies in the southern part of Snowdonia, near to the town of Dolgellau. The peak is very popular with walkers and hikers; 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 886m

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 Horseshoe 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 STATISTICS

SNOWDON:

PYG Track • 11km • 723m ascent • 5 hours

CADAIR IDRIS: 

Cadair Gates, Minffordd Path • 10km • 957m ascent • 6 hours

PEN Y FAN: 

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

Total height gained: 2180 metres

Distance covered: 27 km or 16.8 miles

WELSH 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE – WITH BRISTOL ZOO

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

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!

CC Projects

Highly recommended 🙂 Dave was a great guide, super fun and a good photographer too, capturing all the best bits of our expedition. 

Ms A Challans

Just completed a 10 peak Brecon Beacons adventure with Dave and his team and had a great experience. Feeling it now, it’s was a great challenge and superbly organised! Would recommend, a very professional outfit.

S Ross

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. I’d definitely look to Dave for guiding in the alps, Scotland, wales or elsewhere. Thanks Dave for an excellent day

W Portal

Awesome adventure!! I went on the Mount Toubkal trek and cannot recommend it enough! Did 4 peaks in 2 days with Dave and the group. Him and Robyn Taught us how to use crampons and ice axes at the start and continually offered guidance where necessary. A great mix of a fun holiday and a challenging adventure!!

J Patterson

Dave is an excellent guide with a deep knowledge of the mountains. He not only helped us reach the 4 x 4000m peaks that we wanted, but did so whilst keeping a huge smile on everyone’s face. I would happily go on any of Dave’s trips again and would recommend him to anyone who is interested in a trip out to the Atlas mountains or any climbing excursion.

G Thompson

Dave is an excellent guide with a deep knowledge of the mountains. He not only helped us reach the 4 x 4000m peaks that we wanted, but did so whilst keeping a huge smile on everyone’s face. I would happily go on any of Dave’s trips again and would recommend him to anyone who is interested in a trip out to the Atlas mountains or any climbing excursion.

G Thompson

Brilliant trek across the Brecon Beacons 10 Peak Challenge. Excellent organisation, really friendly, supportive and knowledgeable guides. Perfect group size and challenging but steady pace… what’s not to like? Highly recommend!

R Philips

Thank you to all of you for putting on such a great well organised event. The Malvern trail half was a wild incredible adventure. All the organisers were brilliant and a special thank you to the man collecting the flags in , he really motivated us and made it a more enjoyable experience. Breathtaking views and a very emotional experience. The hardest and best half I have ever done. Thanks very highly recommend.

C Cane

Dave’s our “guide for life”. He’s brought us up and down mount toubkal, we have plans for elbrus, he does local bristol climbing on the avon gorge, welsh 3000s, trail marathons. If you want to have steady fun, get hooked up with his group.

G Comeau

Dave and Robyn guided a group of us to four 4000+m peaks in the Atlas Mountains, including Toubkal – the highest in North Africa. 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, using ropes when required and even having a foam roller for those of us with tight muscles!
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. A personal example: i was keen to learn more about ice-climbing. Dave had clearly noted this and took the time to discuss extra ice-axe techniques with me, even hanging out by a frozen waterfall at the end of a long day to teach me a few skills in-depth! Without a doubt my favourite adventure holiday of the year – i’m already looking to book another one with Dave in the New year!

Highly recommended.

E Thompson

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; it can lead on from our Charity Abseil Events and come before a National 3 Peaks Challenge. For more fundraising ideas, I wrote an article about top fundraising events here.

Everything on our adventure events is tailor made to your needs. 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 £99 per person.

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