Welsh Three Peaks Challenge
Join us for an awesome weekend of adventure, as we take on the three highest peaks in Wales! We’ll conquer Snowdon (1,085m), Cadair Idris (893m) and Pen Y Fan (886m), taking in incredible mountain views along the way.
Challenge preparation is key as the trekking will be tough – after summitting Snowdon we climb Cadair Idris, with time for only a short rest before we take on Pen Y Fan before the sunrise. The sense of achievement we’ll feel as we summit our final peak will be unbeatable, and there will be much to celebrate as we enjoy our brunch in Cardiff!
In order to fulfil the itinerary and complete all 3 mountains within the scope and limitations of the challenge itinerary including contracted staff working hours, there are strict cut off times in place. The maximum trekking times are as follows: Snowdon – 6 hours, Cadair Idris – 6 hours, Pen y Fan – 4 hours. Whilst we offer support and encouragement to all trekkers wanting to complete the challenge, with regret, anyone failing to meet the interim cut off times in place will therefore exceed the maximum trekking time available and will be required to return with a guide to the waiting support team.
3 Day Itinerary
We meet at Chester Train Station before transferring to our accommodation in Snowdonia. After an evening meal and challenge briefing, we get an early night in preparation for the adventure ahead!
Our challenge begins! We ascend Snowdon following the infamous Pyg track, a route once used by Sir Edmund Hillary whilst training for his attempt to summit Everest. Once we reach the summit, we descend via the same route to our vehicles and transfer to Caernarfon. Once we have refuelled we start our ascent of Cadair Idris on the Pony Track route. Once we descend, we start our transfer to our final peak, Pen Y Fan. Trekking Distance: 13 miles approx. / 10 – 12 hours
We tackle Pen Y Fan starting at the Storey Arms, which offers us one of the easier ascents of this spectacular mountain. Once we reach the summit of Pen Y Fan we can revel in our achievements – but don’t forget, we still need to descend back to our awaiting transport! Once we reach our waiting vehicles, we transfer to Cardiff for a celebratory brunch. Following brunch, transfers are provided back to Chester Train Station. Trekking Distance: 5 miles approx. / 3 – 4 hours. Please note this trekking challenge is very tough – you must train beforehand. This itinerary is subject to change. The health and safety of participants is our number one priority so mountain weather conditions and group ability can impact on the event timings and schedule.
• One night’s hostel accommodation in Snowdonia including evening meal and breakfast
• Transfers from Chester Train station to Snowdon at the beginning of the challenge
• Celebratory brunch in Cardiff at the end of the challenge
• Transfers to Chester Train Station at the end of the challenge
• Snacks during the trek including isotonic drinks, flapjack, crisps, fruit and Haribo
• Global Adventure Challenges Event Crew
• Comprehensive first aid/medical kit
What’s not included
• Personal trekking gear
• All meals apart from those specified. We will stop in Caernarfon for you to purchase food for dinner and additional snacks for during the journey following completion of Snowdon on route to Cadair Idris
• Personal insurance
• Alcoholic drinks
• Tips and gratuities