Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and one of the National 3 Peaks. A mountain train runs to the summit regularly throughout the season and a café there has a range of food and drink on sale.
Arriving in Pen-y-pass, we stay at the Youth Hostel which is opposite the large car park on the Pass summit. After an evening meal, we have a briefing about the following days events and discussion on clothing and equipment. We cover other topics over the weekend like hypothermia, care of equipment and lots of helpful tips and advice on both the Friday and Saturday evening. Come and learn to walk the correct way and hopefully learn how to be blister free!
Saturday we head up the Pyg track to the summit, stopping for breaks and a packed lunch at the top along with photos if the visibility is good.
Returning we descend the Miners track, walking by the tarns and reservoirs on the lower track back to base. After the evening meal we have a slide show of some of the amazing places on earth and a discussion on the day’s events.
Sunday we leave base, for a short drive to another area where we walk around a tarn and mountainside to practice walking technique and look at personal safety.
After a short discussion on the days event, we leave for home.
You will gain a lot of knowledge about walking technique, equipment and the satisfaction of reaching the summit of Snowdon.
This trek is especially helpful if you are thinking of, or are already booked on an overseas trek with another company, or if you just wish to climb Snowdon. It will test your fitness level and give you much valuable information over the weekend. If you want to learn more about walking techniques, safety in the outdoors and many other walking tips then come and join us.
Duration : 3 days
Grade : Tough
3rd to 5th June 2016
23rd to 25th September 2016
2nd to 4th June 2017
15th to 17th September 2017
Other dates can be arranged for groups, minimum of 10 people
Self Funded : Registration fee of £45, plus a challenge balance of £120 (£130 for 2017 events)
Fundraising : Registration fee of £45, plus a fundraising Target of £240 (£260 for 2017 events)
What is Included
What is not included
personal outdoor clothing
Transport to the event
See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;