There are 14 mountains in Snowdonia that are over 3000 feet (or 15 if you think Garnedd Uchaf is a proper 3000 foot mountain). Conveniently they are all close enough together to link into one memorable traverse. Join Ascents of Adventure on this magnificent mountain journey as we attempt to complete it within 24 hours. But be prepared, this is a far tougher challenge then the 3 Peaks Challenge. It is 26 miles long and has 12000 feet of ascent.
Starting early from Pen Y Pass we climb Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Crib y Ddysgl and the airy, exciting ridge of Crib Goch. A long descent towards Nant Peris brings the long climb up to Elidir Fawr. A roller coaster journey through the Glyders ticks off Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach and the rocky Tryfan. Another long descent into the Ogwen Valley brings the last long climb up to Pen yr Ole Wen. Another glorious roller coaster walk includes Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llywelyn, Yr Elen, Foel Grach and Foel Fras (Garnedd Ucaf is also walked over as luckily it is not far off the path between Foel Grach and Foel Gras). A final descent into Aber finishes off this memorable day out in the mountains.
I only take small groups on this challenge, 7 maximum. You should have previous hill walking experience and be confident and sure footed on Grade 1 exposed scrambles - there is no avoiding Crib Goch - as well as on steep rocky or grassy ground.
If you're thinking of having a go at this challenge don't leave it too late to decide - a number of long walks should be completed to prepare for this mountain adventure.
Packages for the Welsh 14 Peaks Challenge include transport to the start, all guiding, support at 2 road crossings where you will receive hot drinks and be able to pick up additional food and clothing if needed. At the finish you will be transported back to your vehicle or accommodation in Llanberis. You need to be prepared for a fairly early start on Saturday - typically between 6-00 and 7-00am.
Ascents of Adventure will also help with transport to and from North Wales. We will pick up/drop off at Chester station, Bangor Station or any main road or motorway between the Lake District and North Wales. Please ask about this.
Please email me if you may be interested in attempting the Welsh 14 Peaks in 2018. Can't do any of these dates? Please contact me for availability on other weekends or midweek dates.
29 - 30 June 2019 Cancelled
6 - 7 July 2019 Places available
14 - 15 September 2019 Places available
This trip will run if a minimum of 6 people book
I realise that the thought of dashing around the Welsh 14 Peaks in 24 hours is not everyone's idea of fun. So, take it a little more leisurely on a 3 day trip.
The Welsh 14 Peaks break down very nicely into 3 groups.
Day 1 will traverse the incredible Crib Goch, thence onto Crib y Ddysgl and Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). If time permits we'll continue over Lliwedd to complete the entire Snowdon Horseshoe.
Day 2 heads up onto the lunar landscape terrain of the Glyders to finish on Tryfan.
Our third and final day starts with a big ascent onto Pen yr Ole Wen then a high level trek through the Carneddau before descending to either Aber or Bethesda.
2 - 4 August 2019
Accommodation not provided on this trip so you can choose your own level of accommodation
This trip will run if a minimum of 4 people book