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Brain Tumour Research – 3 Peaks Welsh Challenge

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Brain Tumour Research – 3 Peaks Welsh Challenge

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The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in support of Brain Tumour Research is an attempt to climb the three highest peaks in Wales in one go! Beginning with Snowdon, the country’s highest mountain we head south to Cadair Idris in mid-Wales and finish with Pen Y Fan in the heart of the Brecon Beacons

Quick Facts

  • Guiding on all 3 peaks by experienced mountain leaders
  • 17 miles (27km) total horizontal distance, over 1,500m (5,000ft) of vertical ascent, 3 peaks
  • Available between May and October, outside of these dates we consider it winter conditions. However, if you wish to experience that, just ask
  • Expert driving team. Please note that for safety reasons we adhere to all road traffic safety regulations
  • Set open dates for individuals to join or bespoke events for group sizes of 8 or more – just ask if the date you want is not listed
  • Many years’ experience in providing challenge events
  • We aim to complete the challenge within 24 hours; some groups will take less time, others more – the fitter your entire group is, the more likely you will be able to fulfil the challenge!
  • You need to be pretty fit

About & Details

The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the highest peaks Wales in ‘one go’. These peaks are Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen-Y-Fan. We complete them in that order on our open events. Exclusive group bookings do have the option to complete the challenge in reverse – if this is of interest, please contact us.

Meeting at Manchester late afternoon we travel to your accommodation in Snowdonia on Friday. You will be greeted by your leader for the challenge for a briefing and opportunity to ask any questions you might have. Starting with Snowdon on Saturday morning we then transfer to Cadair Idris in mid-Wales for an afternoon climb before completing a night time climb of our final peak, Pen-Y-Fan. Once we have completed the challenge we’ll head to Cardiff nearby we go our separate ways. The course is guided by qualified mountain leaders and our driver will be with you all the way.

Inclusions

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders
  • Transport between Manchester and Snowdon with pickups en route
  • Transport between the 3 peaks
  • Drop offs in Cardiff after the challenge has finished.
  • One nights’ twin room accommodation with breakfast before the challenge. (Single rooms are available at a supplement)
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aider.

Exclusions

  • Travel to and from designated pick up and drop off points
  • Evening meals, lunches and beverages
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Personal equipment (e.g. walking boots, rucksack, waterproof jacket and trousers, torch, hat and gloves)

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement – £90 per person (subject to availability)

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Transport

Our Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge includes a round trip from Manchester. This means we offer pick up points for you at the following locations:

  • Manchester Piccadilly Station
  • Chester Train Station

Drop off points are:

  • Cardiff
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Piccadilly Station
  • Alternative pick-up and drop-off points can be discussed upon request

We aim to finish climbing Pen-Y-Fan very early Sunday morning. Transfer time to Cardiff is then approximately 1 hour and a further 4 hours to Manchester. Please plan onward travel appropriately. Maximum Adventure cannot be held responsible for missed onward travel connections if your travel plans impact on completion of the challenge.

Departures

We run the Welsh 3 Peak Challenge as an open or bespoke event.

Our open events run monthly Friday to Sunday from May to October, however, if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, then please contact us.

For bookings of 6 people or more, we also run this as an exclusive event on the dates of your choosing.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Friday

    Meet at designated pick up points and transfer to Snowdonia accommodation. Check in to your accommodation, evening briefing, route planning and equipment check with your leader.

  • Day 2 - Saturday

    After an early breakfast we depart for Snowdon at approximately 7 am. Our first climb will be a round trip of roughly 4.5 hours. Afternoon transfer to the Cadair Idris, which will take almost 6 hours to climb. Evening transfer and climb of Pen-Y-Fan which should be about a 4 hour round trip.

  • Day 3 - Sunday

    Very early morning transfer to Cardiff from which point you will make your onward journey home.

    You will spend about 22-24 hours from leaving your accommodation to arriving in Cardiff including transfers and scheduled “comfort stops” between peaks.

Notes:

This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness and weather conditions.

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Reviews

Find some of the reviews our wonderful customers have left for us below, or read them all here!

Heather Parr
3 months ago

Maximum Adventure exceeded expectations, planning a trip for me last minute and off season through the glorious Lake District. The hotels were top rate, as was the food and my daily gluten free sandwich. Nathalie got the route guide sent to me in a couple of days and the baggage service was impeccable. It was the only tour guide company that responded immediately to my last minute request. Looking forward to more adventures with your company!!!

Chris Evans
3 months ago

David and I walked the Speyside Way in September 2023 and very much enjoyed the adventure. Maximum Adventure Ltd organised our nightly accommodation and uplifting of our luggage in a seamless manner, which made the whole trip so easy with no stress. This is the second time that I have personally used Maximum Adventures Ltd and I would recommend them to others as they offer a friendly and efficient service.

Göte Fredriksson
4 months ago

We realy appreciated the tour we did on Hadrians Wall path in May.Beautiful scenery, decent weather, god arrangements including lodging, transport, bagagehandling etc. We came well prepared . In this preparation Maximum adventures gave us great support, as we are coming from abroad with no knowledge of conditions on the path. We had great BnBs and could concentrate on de daily walks that gave us great pleasure.Thank you England and Hadrians Wall path for your friendly reception and well mantained walking path.Thank you Maximum Adventures for your good service.We would love to come back in the future.

Jerry Kashinski
4 months ago

Maximum Adventure did a great job for us. With less than a month's notice, it set up an itinerary, lodging and luggage porterage for a walk from Carlisle to Newcastle, England along Hadrian's Wall. The lodging was fantastic, as was the itinerary and support during the walk. We'd definitely use Maximum Adventure again and would recommend them without reservation!

Fiona Reilly
5 months ago

I was part of a climb on 23/09, didn't think I would make ut, but I did. The descent was a different story.. I got jelly legs and lost my confidence. If it wasn't for James, my Sherpa would never have made it. Can't thank him enough, Will, met you briefly.Both of them were very knowledgeable, we had the most amazing views at the summit...the pain is still worth it and

Tom Graham
5 months ago

I walked the West Highland Way with my dad and brother. The organisation was excellent by Samantha. Itinerary and instructions were clear and all the bookings and luggage transfers went smoothly. As a result we were able to ensure the fantastic walk and not worry about anything. I would happily recommend Maximum Adventure to others.

Sarah Bracken
5 months ago

Absolutely brilliant guide - knowledgeable, interesting and humorous in addition to looking after our safety so well - making sure we ate and suggesting when to layer up! Would highly recommend!

Diana Straub
6 months ago

We just got home from our 8-days Hadrian's Wall hike and we just loved it!Everything was perfectly organized!We had great B&Bs and hotels with very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Our favorite was the Dacre House with Clare. But then again, all were great!The luggage was always at the day's destination, no matter how early we got to the accommodation.The description of how to get to the accommodations were clear and precise.The road map and the guide book were waiting for us as we got to the first B&B and were very helpful and interestingThanks, Maximum Adventure!

Kristin Hentschel
6 months ago

Praise for the West Highland Hike and the Maximum Adventure planners, esp. our planner Samantha. Great experience in every regard.

Simon Bradish
6 months ago

Booked for the 3 UK Peaks adventure, it was organised perfectly and everything when to plan. Accommodation was good, transport excellent, our guide (Patrick) brilliant, so cannot fault the trip and adventure. I personally expected too much from myself and was unable to fully summit as this adventure is not for beginners, I climbed Kilimanjaro in 2003 when I was 42 and twenty years later, although relatively fit, my endurance didn't last. So I did a half summit for Ben Nevis & Scafell, thanks to Patrick for letting go back down on my own, it was brilliant. With Snowdon, a half summit is tricky as you can't descend the way you go up, so I decided to do some hiking in the area while the rest of the group did the climb. I took a chance and went to the ticket office and managed to get a single return ticket up to the summit of Snowdon at 9am which returned down by 11.30am. I was hoping to see my group on top and spring a surprise but the weather was terrible. I highly recommend the trip but make sure you are fit enough otherwise as there is an emphasis on time, so a slow walk up is going to slow everyone down and really delay the trip. Have Fun, Simon Bradish

Charity Information

About Brain Tumour Research

Our Vision: To find a cure for all types of brain tumours.

Our Mission: To increase the UK investment in brain tumour research.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease. Brain Tumour Research is determined to change this! We are the only national charity in the UK focused on finding a cure for all types of brain tumours through campaigning to increase the national investment in brain tumour research to £35 million per year, while fundraising to create a network of seven sustainable Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence across the UK.

Our Website: https://www.braintumourresearch.org/

Our Charity Number 1153487

Area of focus: Medical Research.

How to take part for Charity

To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below.

Self-Funding

Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance due 10 weeks before departure.  With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge.  This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge

Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance.  This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

More Information

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you