Trek Up Snowdon - May
21 May 2021
Trek Up Snowdon - May
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Summit Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales and reputedly the burial place of a mythical giant. Standing at the summit will be an unforgettable experience, as will seeing the magnificent views from the mountain slopes if we’re lucky enough with the weather. We celebrate our huge achievement with obligatory photos at the top and then as we descend, we continue to see the spectacular landscapes unfold before our eyes.
What's included when you take on Snowdon?
- A friendly team to support you every step of the way with fundraising tips and ideas.
- Bespoke training plans put together by our professional training coaches.
- A fully supported route including regular rest stops with snacks, drinks and toilets.
- Free hot drinks and snacks on arrival and a hearty dinner after the trek.
- Trek leaders and medical support.
- A medal on finishing the route!
We follow the Llanberis Path, which roughly shadows the route of the Snowdon Mountain Railway. It's the most gradual route up Snowdon with good conditions underfoot!
Find out more about what the trek itself will be like by downloading a copy of the Snowdon Challenge Itinerary.
Download our kit list which you can tick off when packing for the trek. We also have some top tips on how to find the best kit for you and an exclusive discount for Cotswold Outdoors.
Fundraising for Snowdon
Registration Fee: £29
Fundraising Target: £300
Your fundraising target covers your trip costs, and means we still have plenty of money left to help us get closer to a world without dementia.
If you need some inspiration, just visit our fundraising zone.
Is the event COVID-19 safe?
Yes. We are planning all our events to include social distancing measures and meet government guidelines. We ran a number of trekking events safely in Autumn 2020 and will apply the same measures to our future events.
We will monitor the situation closely and make alterations as guidelines change. All the information you need to keep you safe will be sent to you before the event.
How do I claim my trekking top and when will I receive it?
Everyone who smashes their fundraising target a month before the trek will receive a free Alzheimer's Society breathable trekking top to wear on the big day!
You don't need to get in touch with us to claim your top. As long as you have hit your target on your JustGiving page or paid in cash donations, we'll send out your top automatically.
If you are fundraising in a team, please let us know by creating a team when you sign up so we can make sure you all receive your tops.
Can I fundraise in a team?
Of course! Please let us know when you sign up by creating a team. Your team members can then join you by clicking on the ‘find’ button and typing in either the team captain’s name or your team name.
Your fundraising target is still £300 per person but you're welcome to combine your targets into one team total.
How fit do I need to be?
The more training you do beforehand, the more you'll enjoy it! The trek is approximately 9 miles but it’s important when training to think about the hours you'll need to walk for and the terrain you'll be walking on.
Don't worry though! We'll send you an expert training plan to help you prepare for the trek.
What will the trekking be like?
The paths we use are generally well maintained and vary from steps, steep inclines or gradual slopes, to more rocky ground. In wet weather it can be slippery in places.
What support will there be along the route?
We'll have trek leaders spread along the route, and doctors at the back of the group. The route will be well-marked with brightly coloured marker arrows and there will be extra marshals at any sections that are less straightforward.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared for any weather! It could be clear, raining, windy, warm or cold – or a mixture of all of them. The weather at the bottom of the mountain is very unlikely to be the same as at the top. You'll enjoy yourself much more if your kit keeps you warm and comfortable.
Make sure that you have plenty of layers to wear on the mountain. You'll need to carry a day-sack with waterproofs, first aid kit, snacks and anything else you need for the trek. A day-sack with adjustable, padded shoulder-straps and hip belt is essential.
We also encourage you to bring a small bag containing some dry clothes which can be left at the hotel.
Here you can find a list of everything you will need for the challenge - download your copy.
What will the weather be like?
The mountains that make up Snowdonia National Park are stunning and beautiful on a good day but the weather can change rapidly.
The summit is considerably cooler than at the base, more likely to get rain, and can be exposed to high winds. We urge you to be well equipped to deal with all conditions and suggest you trek in small groups.
What are the toilet facilities?
There will be toilets available at the hotel but no facilities on the route. You should carry toilet paper and nappy sacks in case you need to answer a call of nature on the mountain.
Please be considerate of the environment and don’t leave any rubbish behind.
What age are the other people on the trek?
Our Snowdon groups vary in age from 18 to 70 years old. Young people over the age of 16 can join if accompanied by a parent or guardian who has also registered for the event.
Is there a Facebook group?
Can a friend who isn’t signed up walk with me?
No, we’re afraid not, everyone taking part needs to be fully registered and fundraising to beat dementia.
Can I bring my dog?
No, dogs are not permitted on any of our challenges.
What if the event can't go ahead due to COVID-19?
If the event needs to be cancelled you will be offered the option to move to another trek or a refund of your registration fee.