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Welsh 3000s Challenge Weekend
19th - 21st July 2019

Our Welsh 3000s adventure weekend will have you summitting all 15 peaks over 3000ft in Wales over 2 days. It’s one for the daring and determined - a big step up from the National 3 Peaks. If you’re looking for something to push yourself then this is it. Over 2 days you’ll traverse some of the most spectacular and toughest mountain walks and take in the finest scenery in Snowdonia.



You will be accompanied by two experienced and friendly mountain leaders who will do everything to help you succeed on this challenge.

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, Glyders, Tryfan, and the Carneddau. Staying in comfortable group accommodation at the foot of Snowdon.

Trail magazine and the British Mountaineering Council present Britain's Mountain Challenges: Crib Goch. As one of the hardest routes up Snowdon, it is appropriate for experienced mountain walkers who are comfortable with heights.


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. If your 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 mountain fit by July then this challenge is not out of your reach.

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 - check out the video above to get an idea of what to expect for those ascents. You’ll be walking for around 12 hours on both days, which is why we are emphasising the importance of good fitness – we want you to enjoy the weekend and get to those summits!


Friday: Arrive at our bunkhouse from 6pm and meet your challenge-mates and mountain leaders for a brief.

Saturday: We’ll be up early for and to get started with the day’s hiking. Taxi transfer or public bus to Pen Y Pass carpark, and begin the hike from around 7:30am. We will scramble over Crib Goch, hike over Snowdon, the Glyderau and Tryfan sections and will be transferred back our bunkhouse after around 12 hrs of hiking, for a well-earned, hearty dinner in the nearby pub.

Sunday: Another early start after breakfast, and transport to Ogwen. The hike will take us over the Carneddau section, estimated to be finished for the day at approx 7.30pm.


Please note, timings and routes subject to change depending on weather and group progress. This is a tough challenge, we will do everything we can to get everyone to summit the 15 peaks. Group safety is paramount and our experienced mountain guides reserve the right to make any necessary changes to the itinerary keep everyone safe.

This is a 2-day challenge, not a 24hr challenge. Hike finish times each day are approximate. You will be tired afterwards, consider staying another night locally on Sunday.


Our group will have exclusive use of a comfortable bunkhouse. Bedrooms are dormitory style single-sex rooms with shared bathroom facilities. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and towel.

A self-service breakfast hamper will be provided for the group breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday (eg. bread & eggs). Dinner is not provided on Friday evening as people tend to arrive at different times. Saturday dinner will be in the nearby pub (not included).

You will need to bring provisions for packed lunch on both hiking days and plenty of snacks to keep you going, you’ll need it!


  • 2 full days guided mountain hiking with experienced and friendly guides

  • 2 night’s accommodation in a cosy, comfortable bunkhouse, right at the foot of Snowdon

  • Self-service breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

  • A like-minded, fun and supportive group to tackle this challenge with


This adventure runs from 6pm on Friday 19th July to approx 8pm Sunday 21st July 2019. (NB: timings subject to group pace).

  • Earlybird price is just £215 for Explorers Connect members (book before Friday 26th April 2019)

  • Earlybird price is £230 for non-members (book before Friday 26th April 2019)

  • Standard price is £230 for Explorers Connect members

  • Standard price is £245 for non-members

To book you'll need to pay a £99 deposit when booking with the balance due by Friday 24th May 2019.

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