Welsh 3000s Challenge

Are you looking to test your physical and mental mettle? Take on the Fifteen Peaks Challenge and find out what you’re made of.


Plas y Brenin

5 Days

Instructor Ratio1:4

Location

Plas y Brenin

Length

5 Days

Instructor Ratio

1:4

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Overview

Covering 15 of Snowdonia’s highest mountains, this journey will take you through stunning scenery on an exciting week-long adventure. Whether you’re on a personal mission or are part of a group looking to make a team effort, this exciting challenge is a real achievement. You’ll cover a total ascent of 14,000ft as you admire the view from the tops of some of the National Park’s finest mountains, including Snowdon, Tryfan, the Glyders, Y Garn and all the Carneddau peaks.

Definitely one to tick off the bucket list.

The Objectives 

  • To ascend all of the fifteen peaks in 5 days of fun and challenging hiking.
  • You’ll learn loads about the area in what promises to be a great team bonding experience.

 

What to Expect

We will attempt

1. Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa = 3559 ft (1,085 m)

2. Garnedd Ugain/Crib y Ddysgl = 3494 ft (1,065 m)

3. Crib Goch = 3028 ft (923 m)

4. Elidir Fawr = 3031 ft (924 m)

5. Y Garn = 3106 ft (947 m)

6. Glyder Fawr = 3284 ft (1,001 m)

7. Glyder Fach = 3261 ft (994 m)

8. Tryfan = 3011 ft (918 m)

9. Pen yr Ole Wen = 3208 ft (978 m)

10. Carnedd Dafydd = 3425 ft (1,044 m)

11. Carnedd Llewelyn = 3490 ft (1,064 m)

12. Yr Elen = 3156 ft (962 m)

13. Foel Grach = 3202 ft (976 m)

14. Carnedd Gwenllian = 3038 ft (926 m)

15. Foel-fras = 3090 ft (942 m)

Experience Required

This five day experience is physically challenging and requires a good level of base fitness.

You’ll need previous summer hillwalking experience and the will to take on the challenge! You might have done the Three Peaks Challenge and be looking for something new to take on.

How Should I Prepare?

The fifteen peaks challenge is a great goal to test your fitness. We suggest getting out on the hill for some full days to prepare.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.