How difficult is the Welsh 3000?

How difficult is the Welsh 3000?

Total distance is about 50km with a height gain close to 4000m, the Welsh 3000s completed inside 24hrs is brutally tough, but a fantastic challenge. To complete the challenge over 2 days is still very difficult. Not one to be underestimated but achievable by anyone with a good level of fitness.

What is the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge?

The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge is typically made up of three of the highest and most iconic mountains in Wales: Snowdon, Wales’ tallest peak and the highest point in Britain outside the Scottish highlands; Cader Idris, a spectacular peak at the southerly edge of Snowdonia National Park; and Pen y Fan, the highest peak …

Why is it called the Welsh 3000?

The Welsh 3000s are the 15 mountains in Wales that have a height of 3000 feet or more.

How many Welsh 3000 are there?

Welsh 3000s are the 15 mountains in Wales with a height over 3,000 feet (914.4 m)….The Challenge.

Range Glyderau
Name(s) Glyder Fawr
Height Feet 3284
Metres 1001
Grid Ref. 643579

How do I prepare for the Welsh 3000?

Warm up: 5 minutes of stretching and 5 minutes of a gentle warm up e.g. jog, cycle, row. Aerobic: walk/run 50% alternating for 1 hour 30 minutes. Hike for 35 hours with 1520 lb back pack. Sunday: rest day, start reading up on the trip, equipment, skills.

How difficult is the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge?

How Hard is the Welsh 3 Peaks? With that cleared up, the Welsh 3 Peaks is a worthy challenge. It’s clearly not as tough as the National Three Peaks as you’re basically swapping the easy 7km and 400m of ascent up Pen y Fan for the tougher 16km and 1300m walk up Ben Nevis.

How do you train for the Welsh 3000?

How to Do the Welsh 3000s Challenge

  1. Snowdon Horseshoe pano’
  2. Some of the most exciting ground comes early in the day on Crib Goch.
  3. Contemplating Elidir Fawr.
  4. If you make it up out of the Ogwen Valley then you’ve a good chance of completing.
  5. Night nav skills need to be well polished, not rough and rusty.

How fit do you need to be to do the 3 peaks challenge?

To test yourself, try walking around 10 miles first over relatively flat ground. If you can’t manage that, you will be unlikely to be able to ascend Ben Nevis and come down safely. Ideally, you want to be able to consistently walk c. 12 miles over hills to be able to take on the challenge with a degree of comfort.

How long is Welsh 3000s?

The Welsh 3000s is a classic hiking route in Snowdonia National Park. It connects 15 mountain peaks, each over 3000ft (914m). Although some people push to complete all the peaks within 24 hours, you can just as easily enjoy the Welsh 3000s over a weekend.

How difficult is Crib Goch?

How difficult is it to walk on Crib Goch? Crib Goch is a Grade 1 scramble on Snowdon. This means that you need to use your hands to climb short steep sections. Although these are relatively easy, in rock-climbing terms, the consequences of slipping off at these points could be fatal.

How do you train for the Welsh 3 Peaks?

Around 3-4 months before the hike: Over the course of a week, focus one day on resistance training, one on cardio (30 – 90 minutes continuous activity), one on general fitness (to mix up the cardio) and aim for one longer outdoor hike a week, with plenty of rest days in between.

Which of the 3 peaks is easiest?

Snowdon is often found to be the easiest of the 3 peaks. People can be feeling slightly revived after a little sleep on the way from Scafell and the new day seems to bring renewed energy.

Is Crib Goch harder than sharp edge?

Crib Goch is considerably more exposed and needs some scrambling skills but unlike Striding Edge there is no easy escape route, it’s possible to go down various steep and loose South Facing gullies but there’s no real easy off until Bwlch Coch.

Can beginners do Crib Goch?

Crib Goch is inherently a very dangerous place. Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team say Crib Goch is “extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by novice walkers”. The main danger is slipping, falling or (in high wind) being blown off the steep and narrow parts of the ridge.