Snowdon Sunrise Challenge 2023
Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June 2023
Distance: 9 miles - 14.5Km (there & back)
Ascent: 3,199 feet - 975 metres
Time: About 6 hours (there & back)
Start/Finish: Far end of Victoria Terrace, Llanberis, off the A4086. Far end of Victoria Terrace, Llanberis, off the A4086.
Climbing to the summit by moonlight will be an unforgettable experience, as will seeing the sunrise from the mountain slopes as we descend. Witnessing the spectacular landscapes opening up before us as the day grows lighter is a magical experience.
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England. Its Welsh name, Yr Wyddfa, means tomb or monument.
Legend has it that it is the tomb of the ogre Rhita Gawr, who supposedly met his end when King Arthur climbed to the top of Snowdon and killed him. Snowdon is a part of a close-knit family of jagged peaks and offers views across Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, and Ireland.
The whole area has been mined for copper since the Bronze Age, and you will find the ruins of old mine buildings and tramways across the whole mountain.
If you are moderately fit, climbing Snowdon is definitely within your reach. Although Snowdon is one of the highest mountains in the UK and the tallest mountain in Wales, it is probably the friendliest for the novice walker to ascend.
ON THE DAY
02:00 - Meet Sky Blue Adventures Team at Llanberis railway Station.
02:15 - After a team briefing commence climb on the Llanberis Path
05:00 - Reach Snowdon Summit and enjoy the views from the Summit Café
05:30 - Start descent down the Llanberis Path
08:30 - Arrive in Llanberis and finish challenge
We have 30 places available for this challenge. To take part in this fundraising activity, all we ask is for you to raise a minimum of £400pp by setting up a fundraising page. This covers the costs incurred by The Lily Mae Foundation to pay for the challenge and accommodation and also raises extra funds to support bereaved parents and families who have suffered the devastating loss of a baby. You will be required to complete an electronic contract with The Lily Mae Foundation prior to your place being secured.
*Travel is not included. You will be required to make your own travel arrangements.
You DO NOT pay anything! We will sort it all out for you!