Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge
1st July 2017
Full Price: £249 Deposit Only: £125
The Welsh 3 Peaks challenge will see you trek the highest mountain in North, Mid and South Wales consecutively.
Chosen for their locations across Wales rather than their height, you will trek Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan in succession for a spectacular challenge.
Snowdon 1085M (3560ft)
Cadair Idris 893M (2930ft)
Pen-y-Fan 886M (2907ft)
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The meeting point for the challenge is 6:00am at Pen y Pas Car Park (LL55 4NY) where a full event brief will be provided.
We start walking Snowdon at 6:30am using the Pyg Track. From this spectacular mountain, we will travel by bus to Cadair Idris to witness further amazing views.
Once we have completed the second mountain and with just one left to conquer, we will head south to Pen y Fan.
With the challenge complete, you will be awarded with a Welsh 3 Peaks medal and be transported back to Snowdon in order to collect your vehicles for your onward journey.
Itinerary Overview (Approx Timings – please view as a guide only)
6:00am Meet at Pen y Pas Car Park and receive briefing
6:30am Start Snowdon (Trekking time 5 hours)
11:30am Depart for Cadair Idris (Driving time 1.5 hours)
1:00pm Start Cadair Idris (Trekking time 4 hours)
5:00pm Depart for Pen y Fan (Driving time 2 hours)
7:00pm Start Pen y Fan (Trekking time 2 hours)
9:00pm Depart for Pen y Pas Car Park to collect vehicles (Driving time 3 hours)
>> Mountain Guides
>> Shuttle Transport (During the Challenge)
>> Water, Tea & Coffee
What's not included:
>> Transport to / from Wales
>> Personal Insurance
All Challenge Central events require a minimum participation level in order to operate. On very rare occasions if this level is not reached with 3 months to go, we may unfortunately have to cancel the challenge date. Bookings can either be refunded in full or transferred to another Challenge Central event within the next 18 months. Please find our full Terms and Conditions here.
>> Walking Socks
>> Waterproof Socks
>> Walking Boots
>> Base Layers - Shorts, Tights, Upper Body
>> Walking Trousers
>> Rain Jacket
>> Fleece or Warm Jumper
>> Hat and Gloves
>> Walking / Wind Proof Jacket\
Luggage / Packing Equipment:
>> Day Back Pack
>> Packing Sacks and Dry Sacks
>> Camelbak / Water Bottle
Hygiene & Health:
>> Toilet Roll
>> Prescribed Medication (if applicable)
>> Mini First Aid Kit, Pain Killers, Blister Plasters and Vaseline
>> Insect Repellent, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses
>> Mobile Phone
Nutrition (suggestions only):
>> Energy Bars, Nuts, Seeds, Dry Fruit
>> Malt Loaf, Banana Cake, Jelly Babies, Trex Bars
>> Protein Shake
>> Protein / Recovery Bars
Other Optional Equipment:
>> Walking Poles
>> **Emergency Equipment – Silver Blanket, Survival Bag and Compass
**All of our guides will have Emergency Equipment and Maps with them.
We are pleased to provide all trekking participants with a special discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor Ltd which is available to use both in their stores and online through their website. *Terms & Conditions apply.
Self Heating Meals
In between mountains, take advantage of the convenient, self-heating meals suitable for people outdoors in challenging environments.
The food options available are:
All Day Breakfast
Chicken Tikka and Rice
Chicken Sweet and Sour Pasta
Beans and Potato (GF) (V)
Meatballs in Pasta Sauce
Steak and Veg
Vegetable Curry and Rice (V)
Vegetable Tomato Noodles (V)
Beef Bolognese with Pasta
Chilli Con Carne
£6.00 per meal
If you would like to purchase our challenge extras, please contact us.
We strongly recommend anyone who has a medical condition should seek approval from their GP / Consultant before signing up to a challenge. When registering for the event, you are agreeing to be fit and healthy enough to take part.
The Health and safety of all participants and members of staff are paramount to us. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, we may require a letter from a medical professional stating that you are fit enough to undergo the activity. Please refer to 6.6 in our Terms & Conditions.
Physical fitness and walking experience are both very important however the ethos of Challenge Central is to take on a challenge, not to be the quickest.
The challenge involves walking for approximately 12 hours in one single day so should not be considered very easy however it is possible to achieve with correct preparation. We encourage in the build up to the challenge, participants undertake physical activity for at least 3 months. All challengers will receive a plan to help support with their training.
The best and most relevant training you can do would be to walk up and down mountains or hills. We appreciate that this is not always possible due to location however anything with a gradient will help prepare you for the real thing.
If you do not have access to any hills then you can create your own in the gym. Walk up hills on the treadmill, take steps on the climber or go up and down stairs. Any movement that involves stepping up is beneficial.
Failing the first two training options, the next best thing would be to improve the strength of muscles required in the challenge. Performing exercises such as squats, lunges and step ups will help increase the strength of your leg muscles. You can progress by holding weights to increase intensity. We recommend you speak to your gym instructor if you are unsure.
We do not supply food on the trip however we recommend you bring food that is energy dense, light to carry and easy to eat on the mountain.
Of course not, no one will be left behind.
We will always have a leader right at the front and a mountain guide at the back of the group to show the way. Challengers are not permitted to overtake the front leader or fall behind the back guide. Commonly this results in 3 smaller groups; a front group, back group and one in the middle. No one will be forced to walk faster or slower than they are able to.
Keeping yourself hydrated is very important, before, during and after the mountain.
The amount of water required varies for each individual and very weather dependent. As a rule of thumb however, we recommend a minimum of 3 litres for the event.
All challengers must be over the age of 18 (or 15 if accompanied by an adult taking part who will have full responsibility of the child during the trip).
Any lost property can be collected from our HQ in Letchworth, Hertfordshire or we can post the belongings out to you. If posted, please note you will be charged P&P plus a £15 admin fee in advance of the items being delivered. Please refer to 6.5 in our Terms & Conditions.
All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you have already paid your remaining balance when you need to cancel your place, the following policies will apply:
If you cancel within 3 calendar months of the challenge commencing, you will not be entitled to any refund however your remaining balance payment can be transferred to another CC event within 18 months. Your deposit will need to be paid again no later than 3 months before the start of the new challenge event.
If you cancel before 3 months, you will be entitled to a 50% refund of your remaining balance fee or you can transfer the remaining balance amount towards another challenge within 18 months minus the non-refundable/transferrable deposit. The deposit will need to be paid again no later than 3 months before the start of the new challenge event.
If you have someone who would like to take over your challenge place, this is possible subject to them having the correct level of fitness to undertake the challenge. Any monies already paid will be assigned to your replacement booking and they will be required to pay any remaining balance that is due.
Please refer to 9.1 and 9.2 in our Terms & Conditions.
Yes, Challenge Central have both public and employer liability cover from our Tour Operator insurance. This covers us for the costs of legal fees resulting from claims of negligence against Challenge Central. If you would like to view a copy, please get in contact.
Our insurance does not cover participants personally if Challenge Central is not at fault.