Welsh Three Peaks 

The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge was created by building on the success of Snowdon 500, we decided it was time to offer a more demanding challenge to our fundraisers. To complete this challenge you have to scale 3 of the most iconic mountains in Wales in just one weekend!  The 3 peaks are:

South Wales – Pen Y Fan at 2907 ft.

Mid Wales – Cadair Idris at 2930 ft.

North Wales – Snowdon at 3560 ft.

The Challenge

The challenge begins in South Wales early on Saturday 18th May with an ascent of Pen Y Fan. You will make your own way to Mid Wales to Climb Cadair Idris, before travelling to Llanberis in North Wales late on Saturday afternoon. After a good night’s rest, Mount Snowdon is tackled early on Sunday 19th May, and at this point integrates with the Snowdon 500 Challenge which will be taking place at the same time.

The Community

Welsh Three Peaks has an amazing community feel about it. 250 walkers all walking for the same reason to help beat advanced prostate cancer! Everyone is so supportive and you get to understand why everyone is taking part. If you need motivation or some support there will be someone willing to help it is a wonderful event to be a part of.


On the Saturday evening there is a buffet dinner for all the walkers in the Dinorwig Room at the Royal Victoria Hotel, you can bring along friends and family too! It gives you the opportunity to properly talk to all the other walkers and find out about their stories while sharing your own. It is such a great community feel event that is one not to miss!

Sponsorship and Sign Up

The registration fee for the Welsh 3 Peaks is just £45.

The fundraising target is £250 per person for the challenge and the Events Team are on hand to help you reach that target as much as possible.


Why take on the Welsh Three Peaks for PCRC?

At PCRC, we focus on researching advanced prostate cancer. This is because prostate cancer is treatable when it is confined to the prostate, but once it spreads to other parts of the body, it becomes incurable and dangerous. We urgently need better treatments for men with this life-threatening disease, and we can only do that by funding excellent, ground-breaking research.  Every pound that you raise will help us to achieve our vision of a better future for men with prostate cancer. You can help us use science to turn hope into reality.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge?

The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge is a walking challenge that takes on 3 peaks in Wales, it will be completed over a weekend including about 20 miles of walking and 180 miles of driving. Bring along friends and family and make it a team event!

Why was the Welsh Three Peaks started?

Welsh Three Peaks Challenge was founded by our patron Matt Rannamets, it was created after the success of the Snowdon 500 and both events have over £1 million over the past 9 years. Sadly, Matt lived with Prostate Cancer himself and lost his battle in March 2016. 2019 marks the 12 year anniversary and we will be building on his legacy and raising money to fund world class research into advanced prostate cancer which will provide a future for men and their families.

How fit do I need to be to complete the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge?

There’s no doubt about it – it’s a real challenge! The cumulative effects of 2864m (9397 ft.) of ascent and descent combined with about 20 miles of walking and 180 miles on the road make this a demanding event that should not be underestimated. To successfully complete the challenge participants will need to be confident in their fitness level, as well as in their ability to safely navigate the mountain routes. Although you will be required to organise the transport between each mountain by yourselves, our experienced safety marshals will be deployed on each of the 3 Peaks to cheer you on and steer you in the right direction if in doubt!

What do I receive for completing the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge?

After completing the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge you will receive both a medal and certificate saying that you have completed the challenge and to thank you for getting involved.

How do I get between each peak?

You will have to provide your own transport between each of the peaks but download the suggested driving routes below:

Pen-Y-Fan to Cadair Idris

Cadair Idris to Llanberis (Snowdon) 

When does the Welsh Three Peaks take place?

The Welsh Three Peaks takes place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2019.

Can children take part in the Welsh Three Peaks?

Children are able to take part in Welsh Three Peaks  but they need to be accompanied by an adult at all times and must be fit enough to complete the route. Children also get cold quicker so you must ensure they are well kitted out for the event.

Where does the money raised from the event go?

All the money raised will go back into funding research and allowing scientists to test out methods and ideas in order to come up with better treatments for life-threatening Prostate Cancer.

How can I contact Prostate Cancer Research Centre?

Telephone 0203 735 5444

Email events@pcr.org.uk

Address Prostate Cancer Research Centre, 23-26 Great James Street, London, WC1N 3ES

Facebook @ThePCRC

Twitter @ThePCRC

Registered Charity Number 1156027

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