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Welsh Three Peaks Trek 2021

July 23 - July 25

* NEW for 2021*
This trek is not for the faint hearted – miss one night of sleeping in a bed!

Join GAC for an awesome weekend of adventure, starting Chester, as we take on the three highest peaks in Wales! We’ll conquer Snowdon (1,085m), Cadair Idris (893m) and Pen Y Fan (886m), taking in incredible mountain views along the way. Challenge preparation is key as the trekking will be tough – after summitting Snowdon we climb Cadair Idris, with time for only a short rest before we take on Pen Y Fan ahead of the sunrise. The sense of achievement we’ll feel as we summit our final peak will be unbeatable, and there will be much to celebrate as we enjoy brunch in Cardiff!

Challenge Highlights:
• Conquer Wales’ three highest mountains
• Take in incredible views over Snowdonia
• Watch the sunrise over the Brecon Beacons
• Start in Chester and finish with a celebratory brunch in Cardiff
• Complete a total ascent and descent of 7,370ft!
* Total Trekking distance 18 miles

The Challenge
Day 1 (Friday) :
Meet at Chester Train Station
We meet at Chester Train Station before transferring to our accommodation in Snowdonia. After an evening meal and challenge briefing, we get an early night in preparation for the adventure ahead!

Day 2 (Saturday):
Snowdon & Cadair Idris
Our challenge begins! We ascend Snowdon following the infamous Pyg track, a route once used by Sir Edmund Hillary whilst training for his attempt to summit Everest. We will be treated to amazing views of Llyn Llydaw and Llyn Glaslyn along the way! Once we reach the summit, we descend via the same route to our vehicles and transfer to Caernarfon, where we can purchase food for the evening and the rest of the challenge. Once we have refuelled (our bodies and vehicles!) we start our ascent of Cadair Idris on the Pony Track route. It is said that anyone who can endure a night on Cadair Idris will either become a madman or a poet! Our choice of route gives us a lot of ascent to tackle, so this mountain is not to be underestimated. Once we descend, we start our transfer to our final peak, Pen Y Fan.
Trekking Distance: 13 miles approx. / 10 – 12 hours

Day 3 (Sunday):
Pen Y Fan
We tackle Pen Y Fan starting at the Storey Arms, which offers us one of the easier ascents of this spectacular mountain. Once we reach the ridgeline we will turn left to make our approach to the summit, and if conditions allow, we will take the route that goes over Corn Du. Once we reach the summit of Pen Y Fan we can revel in our achievements – but don’t forget, we still need to descend back to our awaiting transport! If the weather is on our side, we may have the chance to witness a beautiful sunrise. Once we reach our waiting vehicles, we transfer to Cardiff for a celebratory brunch. Following brunch, a return transfer to Chester Train Station is provided.
Trekking Distance: 5 miles approx. / 3 – 4 hours

Please note this trekking challenge is very tough – you must train beforehand. Target and maximum time to complete each mountain is detailed in the brochure. This itinerary is subject to change. The health and safety of participants is our number one priority so mountain weather conditions and group ability can impact on the event timings and schedule.

Option A: registration fee £95 and pledge to raise £790 or more in sponsorship
Option B: registration fee £95 plus £395 to self-fund your place and raise as much as you can in sponsorship

Click here for an info brochure about this challenge.

Register to take part now at
Don’t delay as places are limited.


We have kindly asked you raise as much as you can as it will all go towards the £9.3m required this year to help us continue to provide the free services to those who need it.  To give you some inspiration

  • £15.63 could pay for a specialist Living Well Centre (formally Day Hospice) Nurse for an hour
  • £90.26 could pay for a Hospice at Home Healthcare Assistant for a day
  • £121.53 could pay for a Staff Nurse in the In Patient Unit for a day
  • £486 could pay for a patient to receive specialist care in our In Patient Unit for one day

(using 2018/19 audited account costs.

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You can book online using the link below or if you have any questions please get in touch with our fundraising team on 01905 958262 or on [email protected] We’ll be happy to help with any training or fundraising questions you have.


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