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Can you conquer the Welsh 3000s

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For the culmination of The Dignity 300 Challenge we invite you to take on the awe inspiring Welsh 3000s!

This challenge takes you to the top of 15 Welsh mountains with summits above 3000 feet. Described by Will Legon of Will4Adventure as, “The King of All Challenges” this is a challenge for the brave hearted. The course is 30 miles long and includes over 12,600 feet of ascent.

We are offering two versions of the challenge. You can either take on the 24 hour challenge and conquer the full route in a gruelling trek that will well and truly earn you some serious mountain walking respect! Alternatively, you can spread the challenge over three days, taking it a bit easier, but still completing an amazing and breathtaking challenge worthy of huge respect.

Will Legon and his team of mountain guides will be organising and leading both events while you are on the mountains. Will and his team are highly skilled in their field, qualified to lead you and holding the relevant first aid qualifications. Almost as important, they are spirited and passionate about the outdoors, personable, professional and hugely supportive. Dignity will provide additional support in terms of transport to and from agreed pick up locations, food and bunk barn style accommodation. Transport from Manchester is included in the price. A £10 reduction to the cost is available if you will be meeting us at the accommodation in Wales.

24 Hour Challenge – £195/person, 17th – 19th June 2016

We will travel to our accommodation close to the start late afternoon/early evening on Friday 17th June. The challenge will commence at 3.30am on Saturday. You will arrive back at your accommodation in the small hours of Sunday morning. A well deserved lie in and cooked breakfast will be waiting for you on Sunday 19th June before we travel home. (Route details below.)

3 Day Challenge – £245/person, 27th – 30th May 2016

We will travel to our accommodation close to the start early evening on Friday 27th May. At just after 8am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday you will set off to conquer one of the three sections of the course. You will finish late afternoon on the Monday and we will travel home that afternoon or evening. Depending on how people are feeling, we will either stay for a celebratory meal at a local pub (not included in costs) or head straight back home to our beds. (Route details below.)

Booking

There are 10 places available for each challenge. We anticipate this being a popular event so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

To book, or with any questions, please contact Jo Kimball on jo@dignityonline.org.uk or on 0161 434 8841.

A £50 deposit will be due at the time of booking. The remaining costs will be due the week before your event.

Sponsorship

We are running this event to raise funds for our work in rural communities is Zambia. Explore our website to find out more about what we do.

Participation in the event requires you to raise a minimum of £500 sponsorship.

The Welsh 3000 is a huge challenge though and we think there is great potential for you to be able to raise more. So we’re giving you an added incentive… if you raise £1,000 sponsorship you will not have to pay the balance of your costs.

Routes

(as described by Will4Adventure)
24 Hour Route
“This is up there as possibly the toughest undertaking you’ll ever sign up for – beware! Done in a single day this is one of Britain’s toughest 24 hour challenge walks requiring fitness, stamina and a certain kind of mindset… Up early at about 0330 grabbing a quick snack and a brew maybe. Meet us outside the Vaynol Arms in Nant Peris at your given start time where you and three others will be driven to Pen-Y-Pass. From here you commence the challenge with a traverse of Crib Goch headed for Snowdon, before descending into the Llanberis Pass where breakfast will be served at around 0830 in Nant Peris. Following the mandatory kg of muesli we’ll head up Elidir Fawr (“big Elidir”). From the top of Elidir Fawr the whole group is divided into sub teams of around 5 – 8 people by ability/pace. The route then follows with Y Garn, the Glyders (x2) and Tryfan. From Tryfan we head down to Llynn Ogwen for a spot of dinner before bagging the last 6 – the Carneddau. By now in a parallel universe of dreamland you may finish in time for last orders at the Vaynol Arms. Back in real life you won’t. You’ll be picked up from the end point in the early hours and delivered to your chosen accommodation/car in Nant Peris.”

3 Day Route (as described by Will4Adventure)
“For this weekend we will trek the route of the Welsh 3000s by breaking it down three natural legs – the Carneddau, the Glyderau and finally the Snowdon massif incorporating the infamous traverse of Crib Goch (not suitable for people with a fear of heights)… Saturday we’ll aim to bag all the six mountains along the ridge that is the Carneddau starting at the northern end with Foel Fras and ending with Pen-Yre-Ole-Wen. We will need to start walking by 0900. On Sunday we’ll continue our trek starting the day with an ascent out of the Ogwen Valley up Tryfan. This will closely be followed by the two Glyders, Y Garn and finally Elidir Fawr. Our final three will be had on Monday including the biggest of them all: Snowdon! But most exciting of all this will be when you get to scramble the infamous Crib Goch – a great finale to a great trek!”

Training Walks

Obviously both version of this challenge require you to be an experienced mountain walker with good fitness levels. The scale of this challenge should not be underestimated. To help you prepare, we will be joining Will4Adventure on some of their free guided walks around the peak district. You can find details on their website here. This will be a great opportunity for us to get to know each other and Will prior to the main event as well as some fabulous preparation. We will keep our teams up to date with which training walks people are attending.

Note that these events are organised and hosted by Will4Adventure, not Dignity. The event is free, but you will be responsible for your own travel, food and accommodation.

Other Information

Full equipment lists, details of accommodation and sponsorship forms (online/paper copy) will be provided upon booking. Please contact us if you would like to see these before booking.