Snowdon

The Challenge

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. There is a café located at the summit which has a range of food and drink on sale.

Meeting in Pen-y-pass car park, we start our walk from the car park on the Pass summit. We ascend on the Pyg track then return on the Miners Track. On our ascent we discuss topics like hypothermia, care of equipment and lots of helpful tips and advice on walking. Come and learn to walk the correct way and hopefully learn how to be blister free!

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. At the bottom, there will be a meal provided along with tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

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 attempting an overseas challenge or are already booked on one, 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.

Challenge details

Duration: 1 day

Grade: tough

Challenge date

17th May or 8th August 2020

Other group dates can be arranged, minimum 10 people

Challenge prices

£15 registration then £70

What is included

One meal at the end

Instruction, support and guidance

What is not included

Transport to the event

Outdoor clothing

Car parking

Challenge images

See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;