Breast Cancer Now – Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge

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The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge 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.


  • 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 bookable at a supplement – subject to availability)
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aider.
  • 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 £75 per person (subject to availability)

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.



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.


We run the Welsh 3 Peak Challenge as an open or bespoke event.  Our open events run twice a month, Friday to Sunday from May to October.  For bookings of 6 people or more, we also run this as an exclusive event on the dates of your choosing.


  • 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 7am. 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.


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

The Route

Charity Information

About Breast Cancer Now

We’re Breast Cancer Now and by 2050, we will stop all women dying of breast cancer. We’re a charity with a different approach and attitude. Borderless, diverse, interdependent – we’re an open source of knowledge and experience, pushing ourselves to fill every gap in our understanding, leaving no stone unturned. By funding the world’s brightest researchers up and down the country, we ask the big questions and are working tirelessly to answer them. For every woman that outlives breast cancer, our lives are richer and filled with possibility. And for every woman that dies, we’re filled with a greater resolve to reach our goal. They remind us to live every day like we mean it, because time matters. They inspire us to stand together – creating a collective force for good – whose energy is impossible to ignore. With extraordinary strength of will, we’ll move from a disease that causes fear and emptiness to a generation where everybody lives. There’s no time to lose. Because each day or month or year we give back means the future has changed for good. Together we can get there faster – and give everyone more time to live.

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.


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