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May 19th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yetJeN1OuR

A big cheer to our Welsh 3000s teams

On May 28th, 29th and 30th a team of 6 walkers will take on the Welsh 3000s, 3 day challenge. On June 18th, another team of 5 walkers will take on the incredible 24 hour challenge. They’re all doing it to raise funds and awareness for the work of Dignity.

We want to say a massive, huge, big thank you to all of them!!! They are going out of their way and doing something amazing to raise money to support Dignity and those we work with.

The Challenge

The Welsh 3000s will see our teams conquering the 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. They really are going to work hard for their sponsorship!

But why are they doing it?

Our intrepid walkers are putting in the effort to raise money to support people like Precious. Watch her story here.

Please make it worth their while

You can support people like Precious and help make our teams training, dedication and hard work all worth while by sponsoring one of them. Click on any of their names to go to their fundraising pages.

3 Day Event: Keith N, Matt N, Simon F, Andy B, Aidan M and Adam P
24 Hour Event: Steve S, Paul N, Johnny B, Matt S and Robin L

They’re each aiming to raise at least £500 sponsorship. £500 would enable Dignity to support someone like Precious for 6 months. Please dig deep!

If you would prefer to make a donation to the whole team you can use the Total Giving button below and selecting “Welsh 3000s” under the appeal option.

Total giving


We are working on making sure you can track our walkers live on the days of the event. Watch this space.


24 Hour Route (as described by Will4Adventure)
“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!”

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