Welsh 3000s Challenge 4 - 6 August
This Welsh 3000s adventure will have you summiting all 15 peaks over 3000ft in Wales in two days. It’s one for the daring and determined and is a big step up from the National 3 Peaks. If you’re looking for something to push yourself then this is it. You’ll traverse some of the most spectacular mountain walks and take in the finest scenery in Snowdonia.
The route is around 48km (but the walks up to the start point and down from the finish point takes it to about 56km in total) and your total elevation gain will be more than 5,000m. On the way you'll summit well known peaks such as Snowdon, Crib Goch, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Tryfan, and the Carneddau.
You don't have to be a technical climber or a fell runner to do this challenge, however due to its highly physical nature you need good fitness, a head for heights and experience of walking in the mountains. For those of you whose fitness is not quite at its peak or if it’s been a while since you did your last mountain hike, if you can commit to a training plan and get fit by August then this challenge is not out of your reach.
We’ll have exclusive use of some comfortable group accommodation in the perfect location at the foot of Snowdon. On Saturday evening we’ll be going to a local pub 5 minutes walk away for a well-earned hearty dinner.
We will be accompanied by at least two experienced mountain leaders. Our chief guide Stephen has taken many groups up the Welsh 3000s and has guided EC groups many times – his particular experience and knowledge of the Welsh 3000s route makes him the ideal leader of our team.
We’ll do everything we can to help you succeed - a small group size (max 12 plus guides) improves safety levels and the chances of everyone achieving their goal.
What we expect of you:
You need to have walked in the mountains before and be physically and mentally prepared for hiking at heights and up steep ground for extended periods. There will also be scrambling up more technical routes like Crib Goch and Tryfan - if you look these up online they will give you an idea of what to expect for those ascents. Although it won’t all be very steep you’ll be walking for around 12 hours on both days, which is why we are repeatedly emphasising the importance of good fitness – we want you to enjoy the weekend and get to those summits!
If you've never come on an EC Adventure before, they're informal, friendly and great fun. We generally have singles, couples and small sets of friends coming along, from outdoor enthusiasts to adventure professionals - what we all share is a love for adventure. Ages tend to range between mid 20s and mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and fit enough to participate is welcome.
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- Earlybird price is £189 EC CLUB Members**/£204 non-EC CLUB Members if a £75 non-refundable deposit is paid on or before the 4th June 2017
- Standard price is £204 EC CLUB Members**/£219 non-EC CLUB Members if a £75 non-refundable deposit is paid after the 4th June 2017
- 2 full days guided hiking with experienced guides
- 2 nights shared accommodation
Price does not include:
- Meals – food is very important on a challenge like this and since everyone prefers different things we do not include it. We will however give guidance on what food to bring.
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**If you haven't joined EC CLUB yet, then this is a great time to do so. It’s only £40 per year to access to loads of local events, exclusive trips only open to CLUB members, great discounts on our weekends – as well as loads of other adventure related discounts. See http://www.explorersconnect.com/club for details