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Welsh 3000s

The Welsh 3000’s is a mountain challenge that consists of traversing all 15 of the Welsh peaks that exceed 3000′ within a 24 hour period. The clock starts at the summit of Snowdon and the traverse ends at the summit of Foel-fras. The total distance is about 24 miles, and the total ascent is just over 10,000′ ( 3,060m). Of course, we also have to get to the top of Snowdon and get down from the final peak so we will have done rather more than this by the time we are finished.

The Challenge is being organised by my stepson Anton Price. He is collecting donations to two different charities, and writes:

Dear Friends.
This year myself and some other good friends have decided to attempt the Welsh 3000 Challenge to raise valuable funds for Prostate Cancer UK and EACH (East Anglia Children’s Hospices).
The Welsh 3000 is by far the hardest challenge we have ever attempted as it involves climbing all 15 peaks in Wales that are over 3000ft in under 24 hours, without the use of transport. The total distance we will need to climb,, run, walk and crawl is about 32 miles.
Training has started in earnest since the beginning of January and we will be having a couple of climbs in Snowdonia before we attempt the challenge, which we will do towards the end of June, near the longest day.
I have attached a couple of You Tube links below which will give you a taste of the daunting challenge we face.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oQYlPws6_Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKh9Kra8Ja4
 
Both of the charities mean a great deal to us and I hope you will feel able to support one or both of them.
We have set up a Just Giving page for each of the charities with some more information about the work they do. They would both really appreciate anything you can spare.
 
EACH
http://www.justgiving.com/antonprice
Prostate Cancer UK
http://www.justgiving.com/anton-price
 
Thank you once again for your time and for any donation you can afford.
Kind regards Anton Price

The second option shows the routes on Ordnance Survey maps. For our purposes I think I prefer the look of these. However, I had to get an API key from the OS, which is linked to the website. I had trouble getting this working but it seems to be fine now. The plugin is called OS OpenSpace Maps. The box below shows a very nice OS map showing the route.

[osmap gpx=”http://racundra.puffinrock.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Welsh-3000s.gpx”]

and here is an image showing the vertical profile of the route:

Welsh 3000s Profile

Some pictures taken on Crib Goch – the first obstacle:

Training

5th February
Home – Corrie Car Park – Beinn Alligin – Corrie Car Park – Home
7.5 miles

9th February
Home – Torridon House Cattle Grid – Home
5.5 miles (Run / Walk)

10th February
Home – Corrie Car Park – Loch Grobaig & return
13 miles 3:40 hrs 3.5 mph

14th February
Home – Corrie Car Park – River crossing – Return – Cairn below Horns – Return
12.4 miles 3:45 hrs 3.3 mph

16th February
Home – 4 Lochs Walk – Return
6.2 miles 2:14 hrs 3 mph (Approx. battery problems with GPS)

26th February
Home – Corrie Car Park – Loch Grobaig & return
13 miles 4 hrs

 

2 Comments

  1. Well done to the guy holding the steadicam in the first youtube video – that’s some ridge and balancing whilst filming was mighty impressive! You’re all bonkers by the way.

    • Thanks for the donation Steve & Sue – now I’ve got to finish it!

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