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Wiltshire and Bath Youth for Christ team

Wiltshire and Bath Youth for Christ team

09 July 2014

Wiltshire and Bath Youth for Christ team scale nearly half the height of Everest in 21 Hours to complete their 15 Peaks Challenge

The same 14 peaks in a different order

The same 14 peaks in a different order

29 August 2013

In autumn 2012 I re-read ‘I bought a mountain’ and around the same time discovered the Snowdonia Society Website, and the 3000’s database and to complete the trilogy, I was offered use of a small cottage in Fach Wen on the slopes...

The 3000s: North to South in 10 hours

29 August 2013

There's very few detailed accounts around for North to South attempts of the Welsh  3000s. Here's my account, made on Saturday 27 July 2013, which may help any budding N-S 3000ers with their attempts.

THE WELSH 3,000'S WINTER CONDITIONS FEB 1986

29 April 2013

This was a challenge David Newbould of Origin photography came up with. At the time Dave was working as a senior instructor at a centre in west wales. I was one of his instructors. Dave suggested the idea to me, Duncan - a youth leader and Dave Smith

Older but faster – the Welsh 3000s

Older but faster – the Welsh 3000s

24 September 2012

We’ve often said that we should go back and have another go at the ‘14 3000ers’. Last weekend we did.

Owen from Bethesda

05 September 2012

I've done the 14 peaks every year for the past 4 years, and intend to continue it as an annual event as long as I can (being 29 now I hope this will be many more).

Raising money for a volunteering trip to Zambia

Raising money for a volunteering trip to Zambia

21 September 2011

(Summary of Welsh text)

A nineteen year-old from Caernarfon with Snowdonia's 14 peaks over 3000 feet a daily visible challenge. Tomos Davies rose to the challenge to raise money for a charity who train local volunteers to teach sport.&

Welsh 3000s success - in aid of BLESMA

Welsh 3000s success - in aid of BLESMA

26 August 2011

Surely the third weekend in July would afford good conditions for our challenge? Yeah, right!

CPU RMP charity challenge

CPU RMP charity challenge

24 August 2011

On Tuesday 25th April 2011, a 6 man team from the Close Protection Unit Royal Military Police arrived in Betws-Y-Coed, Wales to undertake their second charity challenge....

Daniel’s Story

Daniel’s Story

12 August 2011

Ever since I first heard of the fourteen peaks I knew that one day I would have to attempt the route but like so many other things in life it was a challenge I never got round to. Until now...

Simon Atkins and friends!

Simon Atkins and friends!

14 July 2011

We tackled the route on Saturday 4 June, two years to the day since a successful completion of the Lakes 3000.  

Failure and success on the Welsh 3000s

14 July 2011

Steve Godwin & Andy Hughes didn't make it the first time, but made a successful traverse on a busy weekend in June 2011.

MIND over Matters account of Welsh 3000s traverse on 25/06/11

14 July 2011

Allan Davies and Lee Davies were supported by event coordinator Sharon Bevans to complete their traverse in June 2011.

What next after 3 Peaks, Wainwrights, Coast to Coast and Pennine Way - the Welsh 3000s!

What next after 3 Peaks, Wainwrights, Coast to Coast and Pennine Way - the Welsh 3000s!

14 July 2011

On Friday 11th June 10.30 PM the team met up over coffee on a campsite at the foot Tryfan, weather was unnervingly clear and Tryfan was silhouetted majestically against the moon light.

Welsh 3000s

Welsh 3000s

14 July 2011

After deliberating over logistics and weather Stewart Lomax and Vanessa Johnson decided to go for it and do the traverse in one go.

Sleeping on Snowdon and Carnedd Llewelyn Twice

Sleeping on Snowdon and Carnedd Llewelyn Twice

20 July 2010

After completing some long distance walks in the Lake District over the last few years myself and two friends decided it was time to try a different area for this years 'annual challenge'.  The Welsh 3000ers seemed perfect.

Scouting the peaks.

09 March 2010

Llandrillo-yn-Rhos Venture Scouts took a group of 16 year olds over the full traverse on June 21st 1969. We're guessing that not many 16 year olds today would attempt the traverse!

Back to Front?

16 November 2009

Most people who attempt the round do so in a northerly direction. Gwilym Jones offers an insight into the southbound traverse.

Don't do this at home.

Don't do this at home.

05 November 2009

Gordon Lindsay Jones, a long-standing member, recalls a circuit from the 1960's. He also spent part of the 60's jumping the gap between Adam & Eve, the summit stones on Tryfan! Not something to misjudge!

Winter 1965

19 October 2009

A mid 1960s account of a traverse by four members of the Rucksack Club.

Moulam's rules

Moulam's rules

06 October 2009

Dr Jim Milledge made a traverse way back in 1953. He has given us this excellent account of his experiences.

Not strictly a video

Not strictly a video

03 October 2009

but a really nice set of images of the popular northward traverse.

A lack of focus

A lack of focus

04 September 2009

Colin Anderson's picture is a bit out of focus. Lots of people feel that way after the 14peaks.

Red wine in the bath

Red wine in the bath

04 September 2009

Imi suggests this is best done after rather before a 14peaks attempt.

Ian's story

Ian's story

13 July 2009

Ian Rae had a "Steve Redgrave moment" while doing the traverse. He did the walk to convince himself he was still young and fit  - and also to raise some sponsorship money for a good cause.

The 16th peak

The 16th peak

09 July 2009

Forget the 14/15 argument. Some guys armed with computers, lasers and a rather expensive GPS have come up with peak number 16! We are sticking to the historic 14, but please don't let us stop you from enjoying a few more.

The longest day.

The longest day.

02 July 2009

A detailed account from a very wet looking Louisa Crossley. She used the 2009 Solstice to maximse daylight time for her attempt with her husband John. She couldn't arrange the weather though!

Matt Elliott's story

Matt Elliott's story

05 June 2009

Matt is a Society member who runs his own and very detailed Welsh 3000's website. Here he shares his experiences on the 14 peaks.

Colin's story

Colin's story

05 June 2009

We are grateful to Colin Wilson for this detailed account of a June 2008 traverse with his wife Joan and their support crew.

A big effort with big sacs

A big effort with big sacs

04 May 2009

Weight is a big consideration when doing the traverse.

Watch out for the weather

Watch out for the weather

04 May 2009

Another traverse where weather played a decisive part. We liked the humour in this video too!

Rob's stories

Rob's stories

16 April 2009

Mountain Guide and Snowdonia Society trustee Rob Collister writes of his experiences on the traverse.

The limits of cross training

The limits of cross training

14 April 2009

Snowdonia Society Director Alun Pugh and Trail magazine editor Matt Swaine carefully prepared for their 14 peaks travese - by riding bicycles. Not a recommended strategy but it ended happily at the Foel Fras trig.

Doomed to failure...

Doomed to failure...

25 March 2009

This plucky attempt never looked like going the distance but we enjoyed the video!