Snowdonia Winter Fifteen Peaks Challenge
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days

Snowdonia Winter Fifteen Peaks Challenge

  • Hike
  • Hillwalking
  • Advanced


Are you up to it? The Fifteen Peaks is known as one of the UK’s toughest fitness challenges, and you’ll be taking it on in winter. If you’re looking for an event to train for, a team bonding experience, or simply a personal goal, the Fifteen Peaks is the one to sign up for.

Join us on this five-day guided traverse attempting to take in all fifteen of Snowdonia's highest peaks, taking in incredible scenery as you go. The unpredictable weather at this time of year calls for more time to take on the challenge, so this five-day attempt will even allow time for you, as a summer hillwalker who's new to the winter experience, to get some essential winter skills tuition along the way. The price also includes your accomodation at the end of these epic days, and hearty food to refuel back at Plas y Brenin.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

- You’ll take on a personal winter challenge and attempt to summit all fifteen of Snowdonia’s highest peaks.
- You’ll take in incredible views as you take on a total of 14,000ft of elevation over 30 miles.
- You’ll gain winter mountaineering skills as you go, becoming more confident in your ability to stay safe in winter.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

The itinerary will depend upon the group and the conditions

We will attempt

1. Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa = 3559 ft (1,085 m)

2. Garnedd Ugain/Crib y Ddysgl = 3494 ft (1,065 m)

3. Crib Goch = 3028 ft (923 m)

4. Elidir Fawr = 3031 ft (924 m)

5. Y Garn = 3106 ft (947 m)

6. Glyder Fawr = 3284 ft (1,001 m)

7. Glyder Fach = 3261 ft (994 m)

8. Tryfan = 3011 ft (918 m)

9. Pen yr Ole Wen = 3208 ft (978 m)

10. Carnedd Dafydd = 3425 ft (1,044 m)

11. Carnedd Llewelyn = 3490 ft (1,064 m)

12. Yr Elen = 3156 ft (962 m)

13. Foel Grach = 3202 ft (976 m)

14. Carnedd Gwenllian = 3038 ft (926 m)

15. Foel-fras = 3090 ft (942 m)

Experience Required

A good level of summer hillwalking fitness, and enthusiasm to take on the challenge with gusto.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

Start your training

5 Days
Start Date
1st February, 2021
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5 Days
Start Date
15th February, 2021
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5 Days
Start Date
14th February, 2022
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This course will help you become

more competent and confident in the winter hills and ready to attend one of our winter courses in Scotland.

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CORONAVIRUS FIREBREAK IN WALESIn line with the Welsh Government announcement earlier this week, Plas y Brenin will be temporarily closed from 6pm on Friday 23rd of October, until Monday 9th November.
Plas y Brenin will be temporarily closed from 6pm on Friday 23rd of October, until Monday 9th November.