The plan started out with a friend signing up for the famous Three Peaks Challenge that takes place annually where experienced and amature climbers ascend the three highest peaks in the UK – Snowdon, Wales (1085m); Scafell Pike, England (978m) & Ben Nevis, Scotland (1344m) all in just 24hrs!!!
Call this crazy but there are so lot of takers for this challenge with hundreds of people signing up with a much smaller number completing the challenge successfully!
In support of our friend we joined in to climb Snowdon at a much slower pace as a practice and training session for her, weeks ahead of the actual event, little did I know what I was signing up for! Bruised toes, tight hamstrings, sore knees and a broken spirit were what followed at the end of the day 😉 This was strictly my experience as I had not trained for this climb like the others did in our group and so I paid the price!
The sights, scenes & experience were well worth all the hardship and turmoil as it was just breathtaking and I, the worst affected among the four of us, definitely recommend this climb to anyone planning an outdoor holiday in Wales
Just remember to start training a few weeks ahead, cut your toe nails really short, buy a good pair of shoes and waterproofs! Remember one thing – the way up is nothing compared to the descend, ensure you have enough energy to descend else catch the train!
What’s more the weather! Truly unbelievable for this part of the country as the sun shined on us all the way with visibility to be able to see as far as your eyes could!! Again this is not something that regularly happens as the weather conditions can change suddenly with cloud and mist. Snowdonia is known for its damp, cloudy, rains with gusts of wind every now and then
Take a peek at what I’m taking about and you’ll understand just what a spectacular place this is! Let me know what you think? 🙂
Love Wales ??… well we surely did 🙂
If you are planning to visit, check this link out for information on hiking routes: http://www.visitsnowdonia.info/snowdon_walks_-_6_routes-95.aspx
Tips for stay: plenty of hostels if you are on a budget , if you are travelling with family and like a bit more space a B&B is a better option
Food: lots of nice little cafes/ pubs that serve up good meals around the area. Most places sell locally sourced produce & food which is really nice.
Getting Around: There are busses but your are left waiting for long, I recommend renting a car or camper van, even better that way you save on food & stay considerably. Gives you the freedom to explore parts around the area on your own
Best time of the year: May, June, July August, definitely summer!
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