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The Welsh 3000s
Pen-y-Pass, Snowdonia,Pen-y-Pass, Snowdonia,
Sat 29th May 2021
A guided event - the Welsh 3000s are the 15 mountains in Wales that have a height of 3000 feet or more. Geographically they fall within three ranges: The Snowdon Massif, The Glyderau, and The Carneddau. The total journey is 50km with nearly 4000m of ascent.
Full guiding by qualified and experienced mountain guides
Food & fluid during the challenge with strategically placed aid stations
Valley support vehicle available throughout
Transport to/from start/end point to Pen Y Pas/Llanberis
Comprehensive gear & training advice, professional nutrition strategy
Over ten years experience of successful guiding on the Welsh 3000s
Special finishers memento
Pen Y Pass marks the start of the challenge. Further details about our meet up will be sent after booking.
IS IT FOR ME?
If you want a mountain challenge that will test your physical and mental resolve than you are in the right ball park. Some ridges are exposed with steep drops so a head for heights will be required. The ascents/descents are very strenuous so you will need to be "hill-fit". Note that it is far more strenuous and requires more stamina than the National 3 Peaks Challenge. We won't necessarily be running but we will be moving quickly over mountainous terrain with limited "rests".
DISTANCE & HEIGHT GAIN
The distance from the top of the first peak (Snowdon) to the last peak (Foel Fras) is around 38 km. Note with the walk-in to the first peak, and walk-out from the last peak added you should expect a total distance of 50km. The total height gain is just under 4000m.
Weather will happen. The impact that high winds, dense fog, persistent rain, cold, and heat can have on such a challenge is significant. In certain conditions it will take longer than planned, and in severe conditions we will re-sort to Plan B.
The Snowdon Massif
1. Snowdon, 3559ft (1085m)
2. Crib y Ddysgl, 3494ft
3. Crib Goch, 3028ft
4. Elidir Fawr, 3031ft
5. Y Garn, 3106ft
6. Glyder Fawr, 3284ft
7. Glyder Fach, 3261ft
8. Tryfan, 3011ft (918 m)
9. Pen yr Ole Wen, 3208ft
10. Carnedd Dafydd, 3425ft
11. Carnedd Llewelyn, 3490ft
12. Yr Elen, 3156ft
13. Foel Grach, 3202ft
14. Garnedd Uchaf, 3038ft
15. Foel-fras, 3090fT