Snowdon by Day
Climb Wales tallest mountain and take in the beautiful surroundings as you trek to beat dementia. On arrival you'll receive brunch before you begin your challenge and will be greeted with an early dinner once you are back down.
Fancy a midnight challenge? We also have a Snowdon by Night trek.
Snowdonia National Park, Bangor, Wales.
Friday 7th June 2019.
The registration fee is £25 with a commitment to raising £200 in sponsorship per person for Snowdon day.
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!
How and when do I pay for Snowdon day?
You are committed to raising a minimum sponsorship of £200 per person. Your sponsorship should ideally be sent before the challenge on 7 June and must definitely be sent within six weeks of your return.
*Please note that this does not include your registration fee.
The cost includes experienced Discover Adventure leaders and backup support as well as meals.
Brunch upon arrival is included for Snowdon day and an early dinner after the trek.
How old 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.
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 on the night, 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 are always happy to talk through the trip in more detail with you if you are worried about your fitness at any stage.
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.
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!
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; expect it to be very cold at the summit at night. 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.
Can I bring my dog?
No, dogs are not permitted on any of our challenges.