The summit of Snowdon (‘Yr Wyddfa’ in Welsh) stands 3,560ft (1085m) above sea level. It is the highest mountain in Wales and also the highest point in Britain outside Scotland. There are a number of popular routes that can be taken to reach the summit, the most commonly walked being the Llanberis Path which is a return journey of approximately 9 miles (14.5km) whilst ascending 3,200ft (975m).
Snowdon stands over the beautiful and varied landscape of the Snowdonia National Park in North West Wales with views over surrounding mountains and to the sea on a clear day!
We can organise and supervise your bespoke Snowdon challenge from April to October, though it is worth noting that Spring time winter conditions are not uncommon on Snowdon in which case the proposed event would be rearranged. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
Who is it for?
Snowdon is thought to be the most visited mountain of the British Isles, possibly the world, with near on 450,000 people approximated to have walked the mountain during 2016. It is often ascended by charity fundraising groups as an individual event and as part of the National 3 Peaks Challenge.
Will I enjoy it?
Targeting and reaching the summit of an iconic mountain such as Snowdon undoubtedly is a hugely satisfying shared achievement for a challenge event. Outstanding views over the surrounding Snowdonia National Park and beyond can be seen, weather permitting. Often those walking Snowdon as one of their first outdoor challenges are inspired to go on to further outdoor challenges and spend time in the mountain environment.
There are a number of routes that can be taken to reach Snowdon summit with each deserving respect for their individual demands and challenges. The popular Llanberis Path is the longest, most gradually ascending of the main routes to the summit and closely follows the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Varying terrain will be encountered dependant on the chosen route from rocky or grassy paths to steep and loose mountain trails.
The popularity and high number of walkers visiting Snowdon could easily give reason to underestimate the challenge of reaching the summit, a good level of fitness and preparation is required to successfully complete the challenge. Different routes have differing areas and angles of incline but the all lead to the same summit which sits 1085mabove sea level!
Your Mountain Challenge supports the UK National Parks recognition of the positive benefits that can be gained by people joining an organised recreational event and experiencing the outstanding natural beauty of these landscapes. Your Mountain Challenge also appreciates that whilst we are keen to help people enjoy these areas the upmost care should be taken to minimise any negative impact to the environment or disruption to the local communities. As such we will make a donation to Snowdonia Giving which will go towards the annual £400,000 cost of path maintenance projects on behalf of every individual participating in our events.
We will where possible seek to run events on less busy dates and encourage challenge participants to use local businesses and support the area economically to offset any disturbance. We ask every participant to complete their challenge without leaving any trace on the landscape other than footprints and to also remove at least 1 piece of litter each for responsible disposal.
What we provide
- Fully qualified, experienced and knowledgeable Mountain Leaders.
- Group emergency and First Aid kit with qualified First Aiders.
- Pre-event contact with event coordinator to discuss organisation and bespoke planning options.
- A choice and advice of possible event route options N.B following assessment of client group size and ability based on information supplied by client.
- Flexibility and advice on preferred dates, starting time & starting point.
- Certificate of completion.
What we do not provide
- Transport to and from start/finish points.
- Insurance for personal accident, emergency evacuation and health, theft of or damage to personal effects, or cancellation.
Our pricing is simple
- 1-9 participants: £350 total.
- 10-16 participants: £350 + £35 per person.
- 17+ participants: £595 + £30 per person.
We can also supply Event Planning, Advice & Mountain Leaders for unsupported events (no vehicle back up), cater for smaller groups and provide ‘check point only’ events. Please enquire.
Let's do it
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