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Welsh Top 10

A non-stop North to South journey of Wales by foot, bike & kayak via the 10 highest mountains en route

My journey began in Conwy at 04:00 on Friday, September 18 and I arrived in Cardiff Bay at 17:00 on Sunday 20.

Mountains

Snowdon, Snowdonia – 1085m


Carnedd Llewelyn, Snowdonia – 1064m 

 

Glyder Fawr, Snowdonia – 999m 

 

Y Garn, Snowdonia – 947m 

 

Elidir Fawr, Snowdonia – 924m 

 

Tryfan, Snowdonia – 915m 

 

Aran Fawddwy, Snowdonia – 905m 

 

Y Lliwedd, Snowdonia – 898m 

 

Cadair Idris, Snowdonia – 893m 

 

Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons – 886m 

 

 

 

 

100 Km Run

 

280 Km Bike

 

20 Km Kayak

 

14,000 m Ascent

The Journey

I'm really delighted that even though this began as a solo mission, I was actually joined along the way by lots of different people.

My mother for one didn't hesitate to sign up for the kayaking leg. She's 72 but willing to give anything a go!

 

 Ultra runner, Chris Near, led the way for the Snowdonia section and  Fi Wilson, a very talented mountain biker joined in for the first 24 hours and really help me get through some very tough times.

 

Best of all was when my two daughters, 3 and 5 years old joind me for the last 5k into Cardiff Bay.

©2020 by Maria Leijerstam.