Welsh 3000s

The Rocky Summit Of Elidir Fawr
The Rocky Summit Of Elidir Fawr
Y Garn Summit
Y Garn Summit
The Rocky Summit Of Elidir Fawr
The Rocky Summit Of Elidir Fawr
This is a list of what are known as the Welsh 3000s i.e. those 15 mountains in Wales that have a height of 3,000 feet (914.4 metres) or more. Geographically they fall within three ranges all sufficiently close to make it possible to reach all 15 summits within 24 hours a challenge known as the Welsh 3000s challenge.

The length of this challenge (from first peak to last) is about 26 miles (42 km) but including the walk to and from any start point this will total some 30 miles (48 km). Most people undertaking the challenge walk it and many achieve it in much less than 24 hours. The record for the challenge (from first peak to last) stands at 4 hours 19 minutes by Colin Donnelly in 1988. On 17/18 June 1978 John Wagstaff of West Bromwich Mountaineering Club completed a triple crossing in 22 hours 49 minutes a feat which has yet to be repeated.

The walk is also known as "The 14 Peaks": Carnedd Gwenllian (or "Garnedd Uchaf") is not always included as it has the least relative height being little more than a bump on the ridge rather than a separate summit in its own right. Many people choose to make the small diversion to include it on their traverse. There is also an option to include a sixteenth top Castell y Gwynt in the Glyder range which has been reclassified as one of the Nuttalls since a survey in 2007.

The list below shows the classic 15 mountains of the Welsh 3000s challenge.

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