Join GAC as we explore the highest mountain in Wales and England by moonlight! Following the Llanberis track to the summit using torches to light our way, trekking by night will bring a fresh twist to this classic charity challenge. Upon reaching the mountain summit we’ll be rewarded with unforgettable views of the sun rising across the Snowdonia National Park, and as we descend breathtaking sights of the mountain range will uncover before us. Once we reach the finish line in Llanberis we’ll celebrate our achievement with a well-earned breakfast!
Overnight Challenge – miss one night of sleeping in a bed!
We leave the start venue in the evening and head to the start of the Llanberis Path. Also known as the Tourist Path, this is one of the longer and more gradual ascents up Snowdon. The first part of the route is along a road towards the Penceunant Tea House, a traditional 18th century cottage.
Shortly after the Tea House we leave the road and join the section leading to the Halfway House Café. This is a steady and easy to navigate path shadowing the railway line. Once we reach the Café the path will get noticeably steeper and rockier underfoot with a steep push on to Clogwyn Station, the stretch under the railway bridge providing us with a moment’s respite.
The next stretch rises quite steeply and we’ll soon notice the ground dropping away on either side of our path. The steep gradient finally eases off as we approach the Bwlch Glad standing stone, and from this point the path to the summit follows the railway lines all the way up to the final few steps to the summit cairn at 3,560 ft. Once we reach the summit we’ll celebrate our achievement – although we may not want to spend too much time up there due to the cold! Our descent will take around 2 – 3 hours, and when we reach the finish line we’ll complete our adventure with a delicious breakfast.
Trekking distance – approx. 9.5 miles
(Please note, this is a complex itinerary and is subject to change. The health and safety of participants is our number one priority so mountain weather conditions and group ability can impact on the event timings and schedule.)
Option A – Minimum Sponsorship (Learn more)
Registration Fee £49 + Min Sponsorship £290
Option B – Self-funding (Learn more)
Registration Fee £49 + Self Funding £145
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