When: Saturday 27th April 2024
Where: Llanberis, Snowdonia, Wales
Start time: 1.50am
Please note: you will need to travel to the location on the day prior, so we can start our ascent promptly on Saturday morning.
Distance: 9 miles
Registration fee: £40 | Minimum sponsorship: £300
On the day
Seeing the sunrise across Snowdonia National Park will be a memory never forgotten!
You will be fully supported all the way by experienced Mountain Leaders from Whats Not To Hike and then celebrate at the finish line with a well-deserved breakfast brunch.
We will be ascending during the stillness of the night, and with Snowdon National Park being an International Dark Sky Reserve, we will hopefully be treated to a stunning walk under a blanket of stars. We aim to reach the summit, 1085m, in time for dawn breaking over the magnificent Snowdonia National Park and will stay to admire and soak in the full sunrise.
We will then descend back the same way, being able to see the landscape and national park in a whole new light – quite literally!
Route: The llanberris path is the most gradual of all the paths, with the easiest ascent (930m) and descent. It is likely to take us about 3 hours to get to the summit, and a little less to go back down.
Itinerary: We will meet in Llanberis, near the Snowdon Railway at 1.50am Saturday 27th April and ascend via the Llanberris path to reach the summit in time for Sunrise at 4:50am.
Please note, although this is a sunrise walk, we cannot guarantee that the weather will enable a picturesque sunrise. Snowdon’s weather is unpredictable and may certainly add to the challenge. We would advise you to stay in the national park on the Saturday night, and travel home on the Sunday to enable you to have one night of full sleep.
How we support you
We are here to support you every step of the way, in the lead up to and on the day. We will provide advice and information to help you focus on your training and fundraising goals.
We will also provide:
- Training and fundraising advice
- Pre-challenge zoom briefing to go over what to expect, kit, training & Q&A
- Dedicated support from Rachel, Events Manager, who will provide information and support in the run-up to your event
- A free technical trekking top to wear on the day
- A training guide to help you every step of the way
- Qualified Mountain Leader Guides walking with you from Whats Not to Hike
- Breakfast at the end of your challenge
- A warm welcome on the day from The Passage team who join along the way
- A well-deserved medal and certificate on your completion of the trek
- A month after the event day to continue fundraising
What’s not included:
- Head torch – A head torch is essential for this trip. Anyone without a head torch will not be allowed to join the walk. You must also bring replacement batteries.
- Travel Insurance
- Personal trekking kit (trekking boots, poles, etc.)
- Transport and accommodation
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Call 020 7592 1850 or contact [email protected]