Welsh 3000s Challenge Training

The Welsh 3000s, The National Three Peaks, or any one of a number of endurance challenges require, fitness, stamina and mountain walking skills. Challenge Training with Mountaineering Joe will help you develop the skills for a safe and successful mountain challenge.

Course Title: CH3. Challenge Training
Duration: 1 or 2 days.
Cost: £180 per group, per day.
Group Size: up to 6 clients.
Location: Snowdonia, North Wales.

To complete your challenge you need to be able to: walk on a variety of terrains; in all weathers; at different times of the day; and be able to navigate in all conditions. The aim of challenge training is to help you improve your mountain fitness gradually.

Challenge Training Course Outline

Each Challenge Training day will have a different focus. Essentially you will learn and develop skills in:

  • Walking on steep and rough ground
  • Scrambling
  • Understanding access rights and responsibilities and what to do in an emergency

Some training days will specifically focus on:

  • Basic Navigation skills (understanding maps, taking and locating a grid reference, using a compass, using simple navigation techniques)
  • Walking in the Dark and night navigation, (dependent upon the challenge, some sections will be completed in the dark)

Previous Experience/Fitness

You will need to have hill walking experience. A head for heights is necessary as some parts of the route are very exposed with steep drops. A basic level of fitness is required. This means that you can walk briskly for 40 minutes without being breathless or needing to stop for a rest. If you are in any doubt, you should ask for professional advice from your GP.


You will need clothing, waterproofs, rucksack and footwear that is appropriate for mountain walking conditions. A kit list will be provided on booking. Challenge training is a good opportunity for you to test your kit as well as your boots.

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We are happy to arrange private guiding or instruction to suit requirements.

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Your challenge experience will be one you will never forget, so prepare for it and enjoy it! We look forward to helping you achieve your goal.