Faith in Practice
The Welsh 3000s
Mr Miller led a team of three teachers and five students around the mountains in North Wales to raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust.
The Welsh 3000s are the 15 highest peaks in North Wales, all above 3000 feet (about 915 meters). The route is about 30 miles long. In order to complete the Welsh 3000s Challenge the group were required to have been at the top of all 15 of the mountains over 3000 feet in Wales within 24 hours, without using any form of transport.
The group finished in 22 hours and 35 minutes, including the 1 hour 40 minute ascent up Snowdon, and raised over £700 for The Teenage Cancer Trust.
An Extremely Tough Challenge
This is an extremely tough challenge and is only suitable for the very fit. It is very rocky, and both uphill and downhill sections are demanding. Navigation can also be problematic without previous knowledge of this area of Snowdonia. Additionally, one mountain, Crib Goch, is very exposed.
Last year, Mr Miller led a group on the National 3 Peaks Challenge; four of that group attempted this challenge too. Of those four, only one completed this challenge, which shows just how hard the Welsh 3000s challenge is.
A huge well done to all who attempted the challenge and, especially, to those who completed it.