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Mountain Climbing Wales - Welsh 3000s Challenge

This superb Welsh 3000s climbing challenge is not to be taken lightly - the aim is to climb 15 peaks over 3000ft in Wales in just 24 hours. Work together as a team and test yourself like never before!

Price for 1 participant

The Welsh 3000s challenge is indeed a challenge, but an absolute 'must do' for hill walkers and mountain climbers who want to add a prestigious string to their bows. The idea is to reach the summit of 15 mountains in a Welsh mountain range that are over 3000ft high, and to do it in 24 hours! Over the 24 hours, you will be walking a LOT - ascending and descending a total of around 26,250 feet. You will be walking a distance of around 30 miles, and a great deal of this will be in darkness and over difficult terrain.

This mountain climbing experience is physically and mentally demanding - at times you will be tired, at other times cold. You will need to be physically and mentally prepared and able to get through hose dark, tiring times. Luckily, you will have expert guidance to motivate you, as well as the incredibly important support of the rest of your climbing team. And however difficult it may get at times, the rewards of completing the Welsh 3000s challenge are worth the effort!


Day 1

Travel up from Brighton to North Wales collecting challengers as we go. This will take most of the day but it's a great chance to get to know the people you'll be completing the challenge with. In the evening we'll enjoy a hot meal before the mountain safety briefing, and then off to bed early for a good night's rest!

Day 2

Up early and we'll make our way to the foot of Crib Goch a knife edge ridge with almost vertical drops on either side which leads us to Garnedd Ugain and then onto Mount Snowdon the largest peak in Wales! From the peak our route descends to the valley bottom allowing us to meet our support vehicle, have a short break and get some well earned lunch. From here its all back up hill as we tackle another series of mountains including the Glyders and Tryfan which hosts the two standing stones Adam and Eve. At the foot of Tryfan we will have dinner before ascending for the final time.

Day 3

The final section will be almost entirely in darkness so plenty of head torch batteries are required! This will obviously make navigation harder but guiding you all the way will be one of our Mountain Leaders.

The challenge is a difficult one but we descend to the valley floor 3 times to meet our support vehicle so don't worry if you really can't go on, you can always get in the wagon! With the challenge over, we will all journey home, tiered but very happy!

Welsh 3000 Stats:

Total Distance 48.2km (30 miles)

Ascent 4155m (13632 ft)

Descent 3997m (13114 ft)

Estimated Time 20-24hours

All those who complete the challenge within the 24 hours will receive a FREE t-shirt!

The Welsh 3000's are a much tougher challenge than the 3 Peaks, climbing all the peaks over 3000ft in Wales in under 24hrs, there are 15 of them!! A very good level of fitness and determination is essential as at times you will feel physically and mentally tired and some climbing experience is an advantage.
3 days including travel (24 hours challenge).
Collecting people on route from Brighton, London and Birmingham.
6-40 (maximum of 10 per walking group / minibus).
The next available trip is on the 14th July 2008.The only remaining date is the 19th September.
Please phone Extreme Element to check availability.
Full waterproofs, warm clothing, walking boots etc.
This activity is weather dependent, please confirm with Extreme Element before the climb.
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