Welsh 3000s: An In-depth View

Posted: March 20, 2013 in 32 in 72
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The 32 in 72 Challenge is a sponsored event in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. 32 in 72 is an ambitious attempt to complete three major endurance walks in three consecutive days. These walks are known as the Welsh 3000s, English 3000s and Scottish 4000s. This is all well and good, but what exactly does it mean? This post is one of a series that dives into a little more depth and explains 32 in 72 detail, with a view to answering any What? Where? And How? questions you might have about the Challenge.

Although I refer to the Welsh and English 3000s and Scottish 4000s the actual trek itself will be undertaken in reverse, starting in Scotland on the 28th June 2013 and finishing in Wales on the 30th June 2013. This places the Welsh 3000s at the very end of the Challenge.

Key Differences

Although this leg has the largest number of peaks to summit the total amount of ascent is roughly the same as the English leg. Additionally, the total distance on foot is considerably less than either of the other two legs. Regardless, the Welsh 3000s is a daunting prospect at any time and never more so than after two days of similar punishment up north!

The 15 Peaks of the Welsh 3000s
  1. Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085m)
  2. Garnedd Ugain / Crib y Ddysgl (1,065m)
  3. Crib Goch (923m)
  4. Elidir Fawr (924m)
  5. Y Garn (947m)
  6. Glyder Fawr (1,001m)
  7. Glyder Fach (994m)
  8. Tryfan (918m)
  9. Pen yr Ole Wen (978m)
  10. Carnedd Dafydd (1,044m)
  11. Carnedd Llewelyn (1,064m)
  12. Yr Elen (962m)
  13. Foel Grach (976m)
  14. Garnedd Uchaf (926m)
  15. Foel-fras (942m)

Total distance on foot is approx. 30 miles and total ascent approx. 12,500ft.  Starting at first light I anticipate completing the Welsh 3000s in 14 hours.

Welsh 3000s 1

Welsh 3000s 1

Welsh 3000s 2

Welsh 3000s 2

Welsh 3000s 3

Welsh 3000s 3

Welsh 3000s 4

Welsh 3000s 4


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