The Welsh 3000s Challenge, Snowdonia

The Welsh 3000s Challenge, Snowdonia

£ 350

Snowdonia, North Wales

The Welsh 3000s Challenge, Snowdonia
Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Multi-Day, Guides & Tours
Snowdonia, North Wales
Max. group size: 12
Cancellation: Strict
Duration: 3 days
£ 350

Activity Highlights:

The Welsh 3000s Challenge is an exhilarating three-day hike across the majestic peaks of Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. This adventure invites you to conquer 15 of Wales’ most renowned summits, immersing yourself in the stunning natural beauty and rugged landscapes of one of the UK’s most celebrated hiking destinations.

Key Details

  • Duration: 3 days & 2 nights
  • Location: Snowdonia National Park, North Wales
  • Group Size: 6 to 12 people
  • Fitness Level: Moderate fitness required

Challenge Highlights

  • Traverse 15 iconic Welsh summits over three days
  • Experience wild camping under the stars for two nights
  • Guided by fully qualified and experienced mountain leaders
  • Learn essential mountaineering and camp craft skills

What to Expect

The Welsh 3000s Challenge offers a comprehensive hiking experience, taking you through Snowdonia’s three main mountain ranges: Snowdon’s peaks, the Glyderau, and the Carneddau.

Starting at Snowdon and concluding near the North Wales coastline at Foel Fras, this adventure promises diverse terrain, from knife-edge ridges to gentle summits, all accompanied by breathtaking views and the camaraderie of fellow adventurers.

Along the way, our experienced guides will share their local knowledge and mountaineering expertise, enhancing your skills and enjoyment of the challenge.

All essential equipment for the challenge is supplied. Participants should bring suitable clothing, footwear, a rucksack, sleeping bag, roll mat, and tent.

All meals are provided, with options to cater to any dietary requirements. Please inform us in advance to ensure your needs are met.

Prepare yourself physically for the challenge by getting in some practice hikes to build stamina. Additionally, don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes you’ll encounter and the memories you’ll create during this extraordinary adventure.

Location

Snowdonia National Park, renowned for its rugged beauty and dramatic landscapes, serves as the backdrop for this challenge. The park is home to some of the highest mountains in Wales, including Snowdon itself, offering a diverse and thrilling hiking experience.

We offer return transport to the starting point of the hike and can arrange alternative transport upon request.

Wild Camping

Accommodation for this adventure consists of two nights of wild camping in carefully chosen locations within Snowdonia. This immersive experience allows you to connect deeply with nature, enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness, and rest under a canopy of stars.

Prerequisites

Participants should possess a moderate level of fitness to comfortably complete the challenge. Prior hiking experience is beneficial but not essential, as the challenge is designed to be accessible to adventurers with a spirit of endurance and adventure.

Why Choose Us

  • Experience: Our team, boasting over 30 years of combined experience, brings unparalleled expertise to every adventure, ensuring a safe and memorable experience.
  • Custom-Built Adventures: We specialise in tailoring adventures to meet your specific needs and desires, making every expedition unique.
  • Top-Notch Team: The contagious energy and enthusiasm of our team promise an adventure filled with excitement, learning, and fun.
  • Great Beards: Our professional and well-kept beards are a symbol of our commitment to delivering top-quality outdoor adventures.

Available from March to October, The Welsh 3000s Challenge is not just a hike; it’s an adventure that tests your limits and rewards you with the experience of a lifetime. Enquire now to join us on this remarkable journey through the heart of Snowdonia.

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What's Included:

  • 2 nights wild camping
  • Return transport to start point
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • All the essential equipment provided
  • Guided by fully qualified and experienced staff

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Please bring with you:
    • Suitable clothing & footwear for all weather conditions
    • Rucksack 55/65L
    • Sleeping bag/roll mat
    • Tent
  • A full kit list will be sent prior to your trip

Frequently Asked Questions

The Welsh 3000s Challenge involves hiking over the 15 peaks in Snowdonia that are over 3000 feet high, all within three days. It’s a demanding but rewarding adventure that covers Snowdon’s peaks, the Glyderau, and the Carneddau ranges, ending close to the North Wales coastline.

Participants require a moderate level of fitness due to the challenging nature of the hike, which involves traversing rugged terrain, steep ascents, and descents. Prior hiking experience, while beneficial, is not mandatory, but a good general fitness level is essential.

You should bring suitable clothing and footwear for all weather conditions, a rucksack (55/65L), sleeping bag, roll mat, and tent for camping. A detailed kit list will be provided upon booking, including recommendations for personal items and equipment.

Yes, all meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided during the challenge. We cater to dietary requirements with advance notice to ensure every participant’s needs are met.

Accommodation consists of two nights of wild camping under the stars in scenic locations within Snowdonia National Park. Participants will be responsible for setting up their own tents with guidance from our team if needed.

Return transport to the start point of the hike is included. We also offer pick-up and drop-off services from the nearest train stations or airports by arrangement, to facilitate access to and from the challenge.

The challenge is led by fully qualified and experienced mountain leaders who are knowledgeable about the Snowdonia terrain and skilled in navigation, safety, and first aid. They will provide guidance, support, and instruction throughout the adventure.

Yes, the challenge is designed to be inclusive of all adventurers with a moderate fitness level. Our experienced guides will provide all necessary training and support, making it a great way to introduce yourself to multi-day hiking and mountaineering.

Weather in Snowdonia can be highly variable and changeable, ranging from sunny and clear to wet and windy conditions. It’s essential to be prepared for all types of weather, and we will provide advice on suitable clothing and gear.

With over 30 years of combined experience, our team offers a unique, customisable adventure with unparalleled energy and enthusiasm. Our professional guidance, commitment to safety, and passion for the outdoors ensure an unforgettable experience in the stunning landscapes of North Wales.

Yes, we enjoy taking part in events and supporting charities/organisations. Contact us to discuss. 

Groups range from 6 to 12 participants, ensuring a personalised and safe experience. The guide-to-participant ratio is designed to provide ample support and instruction, with experienced, fully qualified staff guiding you every step of the way.

You can book this as a private group, but the minimum group size is 6 people.

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  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

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  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

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