Welsh 15 Peaks Challenge (3 days)
Spread over 3 days, the Welsh 15 Peaks Challenge passes through some of the finest mountain scenery in the U.K. However if it doesn’t sound like hard work, prepare to be surprised! The Welsh 15 Peaks covers a distance of 30 miles you will ascend a total of 14,000ft and climb all 15 peaks over 3000ft in Wales. This weekend is also a great introduction to mountain walking and is the perfect challenge for those who have done the National Three Peaks Challenge and looking for something new.
Our Welsh 15 Peaks challenge’s are run with experienced mountain leaders so while en-route you can pick up a few new skills such as map reading and taking a compass bearing plus find out more about the local history and flora and fauna while enjoying the best Snowdonia has to offer.
Pick up and drop from our meeting point.
Qualified UK Mountain Leaders
Support vehicle & Driver
2 Nights hostel accommodation
All drinks and personal expenses
Lunch and evening meals
Accommodation before and after the challenge
Starting on Foel Fras (942mts) the most northerly of the Welsh 3000ft and our first of the 15 peaks!!! We then have time to catch our breath and enjoy the stunning views out to the coast as we make our way to Garnedd Uchaf (926mts) and Foel Grach (976mts). We then follow a ridge out to Yr Elen (962mts). Retracing our steps a steady climb leads us to Carnedd Llewelyn (1064mts). Carnedd Llewelyn is the highest mountain in the Carneddau range. Next up is Carnedd Dafydd (1044mts). We then start our descent finishing off our day with Pen Yr Ole Wen (979mts) and a steep decent to the Ogwen Valley. Approx 8-10hrs walking
Today we cross Y Glyderau one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Britain. Starting with a scramble up Tyfan (917mts) and the famous Adam & Eve standing stones, before short steep climb onto Glyder Fach (994mts) and the Cantilever rock, making our way to Glyder Fawr (999mts.) As we traverse the Glyderau we will have stunning views over Snowdonia. We then make our way to Y Garn (947mts) crossing the top of Twll Du (Devils Kitchen), following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Our final peak of the day is Elidir Fawr (924mts) before a descend down into the Llanberis pass. Approx 8-10hrs walking
Our final day takes us along possibly one of the best ridge walks in the U.K. Crib Coch (921mts) where a head for heights is needed. As we reach the summit of Crib Ddysgl (1065mts) the challenge is within our grasp and we head for our final summit, Snowdon (1085mts), from Snowdon summit we have the choice of completing the Snowdon Horseshoe or returning to Pen y pass on the Pyg track. This is time and weather dependent. Approx 6-8hrs walking
Weather & Safety
The weather in the mountains can change very quickly, what can start out as a good day can soon become very poor. It is very important to be well equipped and prepared for all conditions. We will be crossing terrain varying from moorland to lose rocky ground. Our route will be ascending and descending a great deal and therefore a good level of fitness is required. The Leader reserves the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it.In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary. All our guides are first aid trained and carry fully equipped medical kits for serious medical emergencies.
To complete the Welsh 15 Peaks Challenge, it is preferable that you have done some training walks.The walking is not technically difficult, but you must be a confident walker with a good level of fitness.This is the perfect challenge if you have an adventurous spirit and an open mind.
On arrival in Snowdonia we will be staying in hostel accommodation. Upgrade grades to either Bed & Breakfast or Hotel is available on request.
What are the group sizes?
Our maximum size group is 12 per Mountain Leader, with a minimum of 6 per group
Who will be leading the group?
We employ experienced and fully qualified Mountain Leaders to accompany and lead you. They are mountain first aid trained and have extensive experience in leading in the mountains and the three peaks challenge. They will be ultimately responsible for your safety on the mountain and the rest of the group. They will be carrying full safety equipment and mountain first aid kits with them.
How fit do I need to be?
Training and a good level of mountain walking fitness is definitely required, this is a tough challenge and with some sections exposure. As much preparation and training you put in beforehand the better chance of success you have. We will be walking an average of 8-10hr per day.
What do you do to protect the environment?
We limit the impact we have on the surrounding environment by remaining on the paths at all times so as not to cause further erosion on the mountain. We will ensure that all rubbish is disposed of responsibly and take all rubbish away with us.
How to Book
The easiest way to make your booking and our preferred method is online through the website, simply click the book now link for available dates. It is also possible to reserve your place over the telephone, by mail, or email. We cannot confirm any booking until we receive your fully completed booking form.
Please get in touch with us via the contacts page or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like information on the Welsh 15 Peaks Challenge.