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Welsh 3000's Challenge

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At a Glance

Join a group price:£210/ £490 

Private Guide price: From £650
Difficulty: Extreme

Distance: 32 miles (50 km)

Total ascent: 3800m

Time: 24 hours/ 3 Days

How to book

24 Hour Challenge

Saturday 22nd June 2024

£210 per person (4 people to run)

3 Day Challenge

Fri 5th- Sun 7th July 2024

£490 per person (4 people to run)


The Welsh 3000's is an incredibly tough challenge and one of the best mountain adventures in the UK. This guided walk takes in the 15 peaks in Wales over 3000 feet which are spread over three mountain ranges in the Snowdonia National Park. The spectacular views can be enjoyed as a 24 hour challenge or as a multiple day challenge. 

Welsh 3000's: Guided Walk

Typical Itinerary

The itinerary is subject to change

3 Days

Day 1 - The Snowdon Group 

Day 2 - The Glyders 

Day 3 - The Carneddau

24 Hours

03:30 - Meet Mountain Leader/ Welcome briefing

03:40 - Shuttle to Pen y Pass to start walk

Snowdon Group

04:00 - Start challenge on Snowdon Group

04:49 - Watch sunrise from Crib Goch

08:30 - Coffee, tea and croissants in Nant Peris

The Glyders

09:00 - Continue walk up Elidir Fawr

17:00 - Complete Glyders, snacks in the Ogwen Valley

The Carneddau

17:30 - Final major climb up Pen yr Ole Wen

21:45 - Complete challenge

21:47 - Watch sunset (ideally from Foel Fras)

Who is it for?

To complete the challenge in under 24 hours you will need to be extremely fit. The 3 day challenge is still a challenge and is the more enjoyable option as you will have the opportunity to enjoy the mountains 

What's included?

You will get highly qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders, a support vehicle in every valley, transport to the start and from the finish and supplementary food and drink. 

You can store your supplies including extra dry layers and food and drink in our support vehicle. Our support drivers are experienced and qualified outdoor professionals who will look after you should you need it and can offer useful help and advice including first aid, blister and kit management and more. 

What equipment do I need?

We will send you a detailed kit list upon booking and again shortly before the event.


Normal hiking gear is needed and this varies a little depending on the time of year and the forecast. Items that are always required which you may need to go out and buy include head torch, walking boots/ walking shoes (not trainers), a waterproof jacket and a rucksack. 

We can give you advice about what to buy if you have booked onto one of our walks.

Where does it start?

The challenge starts in the village of Llanberis. 

We will send you detailed Event Notes by email before the walk including where and when to meet and parking instructions.


All of our instructors are fully qualified Mountain Leaders with a minimum of a 16 hour First Aid certificate. All participants are covered by our Public Liability Insurance.

The Welsh 3000's: Description

The Welsh 3000's are all the peaks in Wales over 3000ft (914m). All 15 peaks lie in the three major ranges of Snowdonia; The Snowdon Group, The Glyderau and The Carneddau. They are linked via a linear hiking route which includes a couple of Grade 1 scrambles. Most notable of these is Crib Goch which is weather dependant. 

This is a serious challenge when attempted over three days and is one of the toughest mountain challenges of it's kind in the UK when attempted in under 24 hours.  

The Welsh 3000's are...

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