Snowdon night hero
Trek

Snowdon by Night

Event Type Trek
Date 29/05/2020
Location Bangor, Wales
Registration Fee £49
Fundraising Target £400
Level Moderate/Tough

Special offer - limited time only!

Sign up today and use the code 'NIGHT25' at the checkout to save 25% off your registration fee.

You'll trek through the night to the summit of Wales tallest mountain. Once you have taken in your surroundings you'll make your way down the mountain as the sun rises.

The trek is a real challenge by night and standing at the summit by moonlight will be an unforgettable experience. Once your back down we'll celebrate our huge achievement with a slap-up breakfast!

 

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, and therefore best suited to our ascent in the dark! 

 

Itinerary

Download the itinerary for the midnight challenge 

Kit list

Here you can find a list of everything you will need for the challenge - download your copy.

How and when do I pay for Snowdon night?

The registration fee is £49 with a commitment to raising £400 in sponsorship per person for Snowdon night.

Sponsorship option 1
You are committed to raising a minimum sponsorship of £400 per person. £145* of this amount must be received by the charity eight weeks prior to the event, out of which we pay the balance of your trip costs. The rest of your sponsorship should ideally be sent before the challenge and within six weeks of your return.

*Please note that this does not include your registration fee. 

Self-funding option 2
You may prefer to cover all of the trip costs yourself. If you wish to do this, a payment of £145* will need to be made to our Customer Care Team eight weeks before the challenge. This can be done via a card payment over the phone or by posting a cheque to us.

We also ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £255 and aim to get as much as possible in before the challenge and within six weeks of your return.

*Please note that this does not include your registration fee. 

FAQs

How do I claim my trekking top and when will I receive it?

We’ll send you out a free trekking top if you smash your fundraising target a month before your trek. You don't need to get in touch to claim it - 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 £400 per person but you're welcome to combine your targets into one team total.

How fit do I need to be?

The more training and trekking you do beforehand, the easier you will find the weekend. You will trek approximately 9 miles, though it would be a mistake to base your training on this! It’s vital when training to think about the hours you need to walk for and the terrain you are walking on – ie purely uphill, followed by purely downhill. We will send you a 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, and in some areas it can be easy to lose the path.

In the dark it’s easier to lose your footing or become disoriented, so we take it easy. There will be marshals or lit markers on any sections of the route which are not clear.

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 will enjoy the trekking more if your equipment keeps you warm and comfortable!

Make sure that you have plenty of layers to wear on the mountain – you will want to add and remove layers frequently – as well as spares in case you get wet and cold. You will need to carry a day-sack with spare clothes, 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.

What will the weather be like?

The mountains that make up Snowdonia National Park are stunning and beautiful on a good day but this can lead to a false sense of security, mountain environments must always be respected.

The summit is considerably cooler than at the base, more likely to get rain, and can be exposed to high winds. Weather conditions can change rapidly during the course of a day. This can make a big difference to your safety, particularly if you are ill equipped. In bad weather, keep close together as a group and watch the weather!

Walking in the dark can confuse your sense of direction, and mist, rain or wind will make it worse. If you are poorly dressed for bad weather, exposure can rapidly deplete your concentration and energy. Keep a regular check on your location.

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. 


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?

Yes! You can join our Facebook group to connect with other participants and chat about your training and fundraising!

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.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event please get in touch with our team on 0330 333 0804 or [email protected].