/ 3 peaks training
You can walk from Capel Curig too if you want.
I'd practice sitting in a steamed up mini bus and taking hasty glamourless turds at a motorway services.
The hardest part of the 3 Peaks Challenge is travelling in between them squashed in a vehicle, seizing up then getting out again and walking. You can't really relax or stretch out properly inbetween hills. I would suggest to do a long mountain day, sit in a car for a few hours then get out and do the same distance again. Oh yeah. Do it once you have been up for at least 12 hours as well.
Glyders and Carneddau traverses will give you good days out
Its ace fun so enjoy it.
Load up your rucksack with a bit more gear/weight than usual to give the legs muscles a bit of an extra workout. It'll help with the ups and downs when you come to do it.
3 Peaks? Then why go to Snowdonia? I suggest you go to Yorkshire and get more relevant terrain-training.
Which 3 peaks ? there are at least two well known 3 peaks 'challenges'.
In either case, though, just lots of walking.
If you want a challenge go and do the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, its one peak after another done in around 10ish hours. You don't get a long rest in a car between peaks, you don't burn loads of fuel, but you can sit in the pub afterwards and be sure you have indeed accomplished something.
Why go to Fort William for a few hours when you could have a long weekend doing loads of stuff and actually enjoy and appreciate the landscape etc etc? Same logic goes for visits to the Lake District and Snowdonia.
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