Welsh 3000 Challenge (24hr)

£4450 per group of up to 10

Duration

3 Days (24 hour challenge)

Group Size

Maximum of 10 per walking group / minibus

Welsh 3000 Stats:
• Total Distance 50km (30 miles)
• Ascent 4155m (13,632 ft)
• Descent 3997m (13,114 ft)
• Estimated Time 20-24hours

This is a strenuous challenge and a high level of fitness is required to complete this challenge.

All Inclusive Package:

Day 1

Travel up from Brighton via London 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. The evening consists of a mountain safety briefing and then early night.

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 uphill as we tackle another series of mountains including the Glyders and Tryfan which hosts the two distinctive standing stones Adam and Eve; dare you make the jump? 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, tired but very happy!

May to October.

North Wales

Equipment Supplied

All mountain safety equipment supplied

Equipment Needed

Full waterproofs, warm clothing (including emergency clothing) walking boots / trail shoes. We will provide you with a kit list.

Minimum Age - 18yrs
A high level of fitness required.

Catering

Day 1 - Travel Day - No meals included.
Day 2 - Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 3 - Breakfast.

Accommodation

One night in a bunkhouse, you will need your own sleeping bag.

Transport

Included from Brighton and London.

11/7/2011
As a team we underestimated the toughness of the walk and perhaps this was not the best walk for the team. However as a challenge it was fantastic and the best I have done.

Everyone is now looking at the event positively and have gained a lot from the experience.

We will be going for another next year so will look at various options, all of which will be a bit easier - distance or time.

Arcadia

11/7/2011
It was an awesome weekend. It's only just sinking in how bloody hard it all was. Cheers for your organisation, patience and guidance throughout!

P.S. My knees started working again!

Oliver Asher