The Welsh 3000’s History
The Welsh 3000’s is a route of 26 miles from the top of Snowdon to Foel Fras, including some 13,000ft of ascent and fourteen summits (fifteen if Garnedd Uchaf is counted).
Most climbing companies get their clients to complete the challenge over three days, taking around 8-9 hours for the Glyderau and Carneddau and 6-7 hrs for the Snowdon group. This provides three good days mountain walking.
To complete the route within 24 hours walking requires an early start and lots of stamina. Nobody knows who first completed the route, probably one of the early Victorian mountaineers who were prodigious walkers. The following table describes the recent history of running the challenge.
Colin Donnelly’s Record Run
11th June 1988
Angela Carson’s Record Run
5th August 1989