THE WELSH 3000s CHALLENGE
The Welsh 3000s Challenge is a classic of the UK and of Snowdonia National Park. The Welsh 3000s takes you on a superb, high-level journey ticking all the peaks in Wales over 3,000 feet. Happily, all 15 are clustered around the Snowdonia mountain range. The Welsh 3000s can be completed in a 24 hour period, over a weekend or a more leisurely 3 days. It all depends on your fitness and your challenge level.
It’s accessible and stunning making it one of the best mountain challenges we have on UK shores. In order to undertake the Welsh 3000s Challenge it you should be of a high fitness level and be happy on rough ground moving quickly.
We run this challenge as a 24 hour challenge, over a two period or as a three day event.
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The length of the Welsh 3000s is around 26 miles, but the walk to the start point and down from the finish point takes it to 33 miles (55 km) in total. This is a big challenge and you should a very fit hill walker or runner.
With several sections of grade 1 scrambling (exposed, steep territory where you’ll need to use hands as well as feet), the Welsh 3000s needs careful handling. Crossing the famous Crib Goch ridge is no place for the faint-hearted. Watch a video on Crib Goch here. The south ridge of Tryfan and other tricky sections on the Glyders make up the brunt of the scrambling. With this in mind you need to be comfortable on mountainous terrain and be with an experienced mountain guide.
On our Welsh 3000s Challenge, we’ll have a minimum of two mountain guides leading you through the mountains. We’ll all have radios to enable people to withdraw from the challenge or miss a peak out if needed. The Welsh 3000s mountain guides will carry mountain essentials such as a group shelters and a rope. They’ll be prepared for any eventuality.
If you are thinking of completing this challenge in a 24 hour period then we recommend running/walking in trainers. If you are completing this challenge over a two or three day period then you can use walking boots if you’d prefer.
This is a difficult challenge on technical ground. Another option is the Snowdonia 10 Peak Challenge which is 20 km shorter and doesn’t involve any scrambling.
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!
Highly recommended 🙂 Dave was a great guide, super fun and a good photographer too, capturing all the best bits of our expedition.
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.
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
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. Without a doubt my favorite adventure holiday of the year – i’m already looking to book another one with Dave in the New year!
Mountain Guides – You’ll get our expert mountain guidance across the Welsh 3000s over the challenge event. Dave Talbot – Adventure Events istructional team are experienced mountain professionals and will safely guide you throughout the challenge. Meet the team. This is a group guided event, not a race.
Transport – Mini bus transport is provided around the challenge and back to your vehicles at the end of the challenge. This means you can leave your vehicle at your accommodation for the weekend and just enjoy the hiking, without having to worry about the logistics.
Challenge Support – We’ll have a minimum of two mountain guides working on the event and a support vehicle. All teams members have radios to stay in contact, should you want to withdraw from the challenge or miss a summit. Having two mountain guides and a support vehicle allows for different paces within the group.
Challenge Medal – All participants will receive a medal and other challenge merchandise.
Support Vehicle – You’ll have a support vehicle to aid you on your way. Drop off shoes, spare socks, coats, warms layers, food – it’s up to you. The support vehicle is there to help you complete the challenge
Drinks / Food – Hot and cold drinks as well as snacks will be provided at aid stations along the way.
Equipment – Equipment can be borrowed on request.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Accommodation – Accommodation isn’t provided on this challenge unless requested or it’s a private group. Please book accommodation that suits you and your budget – it could be a 5 star hotel or a campsite – it’s up to you.
Food – You will need to provide your own food for this trip. As you will be doing a large amount of exercise each day, 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.