Friday, 22 March 2013

Welsh 3000s Challenge

An amazing weekend of highs and... more highs! This challenge trek will see you crossing the breadth of rugged and exciting Snowdonia and summiting the 15 highest peaks in Wales. Each one of them over 3000ft, and grouped into three distinct ranges of hills; the Snowdon Massif, the Glyders, and the Carneddau. The challenge begins on Friday the 7th of June.

We begin day one on the Snowdon Massif starting with the mighty Crib Goch before going on to Crib y Ddysgl and of course Wales highest peak Yr Wyddfa - not a bad start to any mountain challenge. Then it’s down and across to the Glyderau range where we literally rise up to the challenge of Elidir Fawr, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr and Castell y Gwynt before making our back to the accommodation for a hot meal and a good nights rest - you’re going to need it!

Day 2 begins with a short drive transfer from our accommodation around to the third range of hills on our challenge - Carneddau. First though there’s the unfinished business of the Glyderau range and we begin with the ascent of Tryfan before tackling the Carneddau range proper. Our path now takes on to Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf (yes, we do all 15 peaks over 3000ft) and finally Foel-fras - Congratulations, you’ve just completed one of the toughest and arguably the most spectacular hill walks in the United Kingdom. Now for a big feed and a stiff drink.

Day 1 - 7th June 2013
Arrival at Bunkhouse in Snowdonia by 20:00

Day 2 - 8th June 2013
Breakfast 06:00
Prepare lunches & pack gear
Depart bunkhouse by car – 07:00
Start walking – 07:30
Our walk is planned to take approx. 13 hours for the full day. And will be strenuous, so make sure you pack plenty of food!
Return to bunkhouse for 21:00

Day 3 - 9th June 2013
Prepare lunches & pack gear
Breakfast 07:00
Depart bunkhouse – 08:00—early start! Transfer to Ogwen Cottage—for start of Carnedds route
Trek lasts approximately 10 hrs, and will see us ending in the small village of Abergwyngregyn
Finish walking by 18:00, return by minibus to bunkhouse. High Fives all round before heading home.

Cost: £50 registration Fee & minimum sponsorship.

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