• duration:
    2 Day(s)

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  • booking cost:
    £245 PP

course info

The traverse of the Welsh 3000s is a classic link up of the 15 highest peaks in Snowdonia and covers a distance of around 30 miles with over 4000m of ascent. Its certainly no easy challenge but for the active mountain walker its certainly achievable and is classed in many guidebooks as the finest mountain traverse in the UK. Our challenge covers the traverse over two separate days which allows you to really enjoy the experience and see more of the mountains in the daylight. This is a fully guided event and with accommodation and evening meal included in the price.


Day 1 Day 2
Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) 1085 m
Crib y Ddysgl 1065 m
Crib Goch 923 m
Elidir Fawr 923 m
Y Garn 947 m
Glyder Fawr 1000 m
Glyder Fach 994 m
Tryfan 915 m
Pen yr Ole Wen 978 m
Carnedd Dafydd 1044 m
Yr Elen 962 m
Carnedd Llewelyn 1064 m
Foel Grach 976 m
Garnedd Uchaf 926 m
Foel-fras 942 m


Who is this for?

Our Welsh 3000s challenge covers 30 miles of hiking with 4000m of ascent on mountainous terrain over two separate days. It also takes you across the famous Crib Goch and Tryfan which are both grade 1 scrambles. Due to the distance and scrambling elements of this event you will need plenty of hiking experience, a good level of fitness and experience of scrambling on grade 1 terrain.


What’s included.

Our qualified and experienced leaders will guide you across the 15 highest peaks ensuring your looked after every step of the way. We will have food and refreshment stops at vital road crossings along the route and a support team who can lead you back to the finish should you be unable to finish the event. We also include accommodation and a meal in this event so that you can kick off your boots and relax when your halfway through the traverse. 

  • Refreshment stops at the three main junctions on the route.
  • Low guide-client ratio for increased safety.
  • Bunk room accommodation on the Saturday evening.
  • Evening meal on the Saturday.
  • Transport from the finish line back to your car

Our leaders for this event are all experienced Mountain Leaders and Mountaineering Instructors who have extensive experience of the route and have guided the Welsh 3000s on numerous occasions. Most of our leaders are also mountain runners and ultra-runners.


What are the dates


Dates currently being rearranged due to Covid Outbreak.


Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th April 2021

Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th May 2021

Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th September 2021

All our Welsh 3000s events start 6am at Pen Y Pass.


Where will we be staying.

Accommodation will be bunk style rooms in the Ogwen valley. You will need to supply your own lunch, but the evening meal promises to be a fantastic feast with soup, main course and desert. We will ensure that you have more than enough food and dietary requirements will be catered for in full.


About The Mountaineering Company

The Mountaineering Company are based in North Wales and offer instructional days, events and overseas expeditions throughout the year. All our Mountaineering Instructors and Mountain Leaders are qualified for the activity’s they deliver and are very experienced at all that we do. We carry insurance for all our events that we deliver, and all of our staff have advanced first aid.

course instructors
Matt Cooper
Matt Cooper
Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI)Click here for more information

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My partner and I booked Matt for two days mountaineering instruction so we could learn how to use ropes on climbs that were out of our comfort zone. We had a fantastic two days and Matts structured approach allowed us to take it all in and practice all the techniques over and over again. We both now feel more confident to take on more adventurous scrambles. Thanks Matt

Andy and karren

Excellent day with matt scrambling over crib coch. Faboulous and patient instructor, highly recommend .

Anne Brown

Fantastic day on the Back to Basics Navigation course with Matt. Very well organised and learnt a lot. Matt was very professional and great at teaching the skills with lots of patience and encouragement. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be signing up to other courses in future. Highly recommended.

Chontelle Wright

A great day out learning how to use a map and compass with Matt. His teaching style gave us just the right amount of information without feeling overloaded. I would highly recommend Matt !


Just got back from a fantastic weekend with Matt on the Welsh 3k and couldn't have asked for a better time. We had blue skies and cool air so it wasn't too hot and the views were simply incredible. Matt set a great pace allowing us to push our limits but never going beyond what we were capable of and we finished in 18 hours 32 mins. Hes a top bloke and I would certainly recommend him and The Mountaineering Company to anybody. Thanks again Matt. You will certainly see us again next year no doubt!

Chris Mansell

We attended a navigation course today with Matt. He was fantastic, can’t rate him highly enough! We had no knowledge at all, but have come home feeling confident and ready to tackle our adventure! Thank you Matt for a fabulous, fun day

Claire Black

I thoroughly recommend Matt as a leader & guide. I experienced an exhilarating & fun day with a super group doing Matt's Ogwen Classics day. Matt managed our mixed levels of ability & confidence with a calm, encouraging, alert & purposeful manner. He inspired confidence through recognition of our efforts & shared his knowledge & experience to support our skill development. The day passed all too quickly!

Ferne Davies

Awesome day with Matt teaching my 11yr old son and I the basics of climbing. Very patient and approachable would highly recommend Matt to anyone with an interest in rock climbing. Really fun day enjoyed by all!

Ian Roberts

All I can say is amazing!! Never scrambled before Matt looked after us supported us though the scary bits and made the whole day brilliant.

Karen Williams

Had a fantastic weekend with Matt on the mountain skills course - he is really friendly + approachable, and tailored the two days to what we enjoyed + wanted to learn. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to build their confidence with mountain hiking + navigation!


Recently attended an intermediate rock skills course in the Peak District. Really great weekend and excellent fun. Matt is a top bloke; very knowledgeable and just the right amount of laid back. Allows all the information to really sink in - effective teaching!

Matt Pomfrett

Excellent day out with Matt on my first ever Scramble. I found it pretty tough in places but Matt was always there to put me at ease, offer instruction and with his support I made it to the top. Would highly recommend to others.

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