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Welsh 3000s attempt – 5 July 2003

As at 30 June, so far as we are aware only Sue and I are attempting the 15 peaks this year. Neither of us has done it before. I have always failed or supported. We hope Alan Roberts and Tony Clare will be providing support this time. Any other offers will be welcome. Sue and I will probably not walk together, as she is unsure about doing the whole walk.

A rough timetable is shown below:

Location Time Comment
The camp site at BeddgelertSH598486 Friday night by 2100 Sue and I will be there, but supporters could go direct to Nant Peris on Saturday morning
Ditto 0330 Saturday Alarm – get up!
Pen-y-Pass SH647557 0400 Start up Pyg Track
1. Crib Goch SH624552 0520 First summit
2. Crib y Ddysgl (Garnedd Ugain) SH611552 0600  
3. Snowdon SH609543 0630  

Nant Peris Car Park SH60684

Support point for bacon butties and tea

0800 Descend to Clogwyn Station, then along left side of track for ½ mile. Then on grass to right of line towards a rounded green prominence. Then steep grass ridge to the right towards the valley. After a large stile at foot of slope go diagonally left and cross footbridge to NP
4. Elidir Fawr SH612613 0945  
5. Y Garn SH631595 1030  
Llyn y Cwn SH638585(Meet at north east corner) 1100 The path from Devil’s Kitchen joins here, enabling drop outs to descend or supporters to join up for the walk over the Glyders
6. Glyder Fawr SH642579 1150  
7. Glyder Fach SH656583 1230  
Bwlch Tryfan SH662589 1300 Possible support point
8. Tryfan SH664594 1335  
Idwal Cottage SH649604 Support point at the Car Park by the kiosk and toilets – late lunch/tea 1440 to 1500 Probably descend via Bwlch Tryfan
9. Pen yr Ole Wen SH655619 1615 Phew!
10. Carnedd Dafydd SH663630 1640  
11. Carnedd Llewelyn SH683643 1720  
12. Yr Elen SH674651 1750  
13. Foel Grach SH688658 1840 Possible support point for those picking up at the end of the walk
14. Garnedd Uchaf SH686669 1855 Not always regarded as a separate summit, but en route
15. Foel Fras SH696681 1920 That’s all the summits in 14 hours. We would hope to knock a couple of hours off that timing

Road head up Afon Anafon (the end of the road out of Abergwyngregyn) SH676716

Final collection point

2130 Turn north west at the col before Drum (SH706690) and descend to join the track at Llyn Anafon, taking care not to turn ankles en route

This timetable has not been tested but is a useful guide. It gives a good hour’s leeway as far as daylight in mid summer goes, but a torch should be taken on the Carnedd section.
Supporters should be in position well before they expect ‘custom’, and should be ready to provide tea (keep some in a flask) and food as quickly as possible to avoid undue delay [it’s nice to stop, but not for too long!].
Mobile phones (if charged!) may work in some places and I suggest supporters try to contact walkers say every hour, or at times when the timetable (as adjusted for start time/speed, etc) puts them on a summit.

Martin – 07968 122170
Sue – 07940 517567
Alan – 07905 504242

This is being circulated to those few people who have expressed interest and who have not got broken ankles or legs or are moving house or have found some other reason for excusing themselves!

Hope to see you on 4 or 5 July.



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