Snowdonia Challenge vs Your 6 Other Favourite Challenges

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Snowdonia Challenge is a challenge like no other..

Over 3 days walkers take on 100km in distance through some of the most stunning areas of Eryri – Snowdonia National Park.

Over the 3 days you’ll achieve 5100 metres of ascent.

Snowdonia Challenge was developed as a brand new challenge event in 2017 and based on a favourite challenge of ours The International 4 Day Marches.

We know there are lots of fantastic challenges out there, but this one is unique!

So for those of you who looking to set yourself a new challenge but can’t decide which one,  we thought you might like to know how Snowdonia Challenge compares to other popular challenges..

The National 3 Peaks

The National 3 Peaks is a UK challenge which takes in Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

In total that’s:

42km of walking

3000 metres of ascent

Which means Snowdonia Challenge is 58km further and 2100 metres more ascent!

The popular challenge is to complete the 3 peaks within 24 hours.



Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.

There are a few paths to the summit with the longest being 90km.

It’s summit is 5895 metres above sea level, however it’s ‘prominence’ is only 4900 metres – making Snowdonia Challenge distance 10km more and ascent 200 metres more!


Bespoke Treks

Mt Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

The average distance trekked over 5 days is 51km with 4167 metres of height gain.

Making it around half the distance of Snowdonia Challenge with 33 metres less height gain.

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps.

Its summit is 4808 metres above sea level which makes it 300 metres LESS ascent than Snowdonia Challenge!

The Inca Trail                                                            

The Inca Trail in the Andes Mountains of Peru, South America takes you to the 15th century village of Maccu Pichu.

Starting at an elevation of 2450 metres you climb to 4205 metres. Thats a height gain of 1655 metres which is less than one third of The Snowdonia Challenge! (Although we won’t have altitude to contend with!).

Total trekking distance is 40km – Less than half of Snowdonia Challenge.

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

At the foot of Mount Everest, base camp stands at 5364 metres.

From the Nepal side the trek is around 114km.

Which means Snowdonia Challenge comes in at just 14km less in distance and 400 metres less in height gain!

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So what are you waiting for? Book your individual or team place here for Snowdonia Challenge 2021

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