See the sunrise of a lifetime
On the 17th September, we’re putting together a group of fundraisers to take on Mount Snowdon, hiking through the night to reach the peak as the sun rises above the horizon, lighting the network of hills, lakes and slopes below—a truly unforgettable experience. Though Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England, it is highly achievable and one of the friendliest mountains in the UK for the less experienced hiker.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re asking for a deposit of £37.50, which will cover half the cost of the event. Once you’ve raised £150 through your JustGiving page, we’ll cover the rest of the cost. That means you’re getting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to scale Snowdon with an expert guide for only £37.50!
What is Included
- Team presentation (if required)
- Logistics (all transport through out the challenge if required)
- Highly experienced mountain leaders (fully qualified and first aid trained)
- Safety equipment (carried by your Mountain Leaders)
- £5m Public Liability Insurance
- £5m Professional Indemnity Insurance
What is not included
- Travel costs to start/finish location
- Personal trekking equipment
- Bottled and boiled water
- Personal snacks
The deadline to fundraise £150 is by 18th August, as this is when we will get invoiced for your place (4 weeks before the event). If you reach the £150 target by then, we will be able to cover half of the price of your place (an additional £37.50, on top of your original £37.50 payment you paid to secure your place). We’ll be on hand to help you reach your target in time, but you don’t need to stop then – the more you raise, the more you help us reach more people overcoming debilitating poverty and build bright futures!
If you don’t meet the fundraising target before the deadline, we will still be glad to have you join us on the expedition and the funds you raise will have a great impact. However, we would be unable to cover the remainder of the fee for your place, so we would require you to pay £37.50 to cover this.
You can sign up today and pay your deposit here or by scrolling to the bottom of this page! Alternatively, register your interest here and one of our fundraising team will be in touch with more info. Someone from our fundraising team will be in touch with you to talk over next steps and how to set up your Justgiving page so that it’s linked to ours.
Each place costs a total of £75 and we ask for a deposit of £37.50 from you to cover half of this. Once you’ve raised £150, £37.50 from that will go to covering the remaining costs of the challenge after your deposit. The rest, and anything above £150, will support our work improving the livelihoods of marginalised people in East and West Africa to overcome extreme poverty. That means, if you meet the target, the total cost to you will be £37.50.
Our vision is a world where everyone can work with pride for a better future and every pound you raise gets us closer to that world. £150 is what it costs us to train three woman in bread-making or soap-making to generate income for the household so that children can be better fed, and attend school. Or withdraw three children in Uganda from exploitative work and support them to return to primary school by funding materials and fees. You can find out more about our work on our website.
03:45 – Meet Sky Blue Adventures Team at Llanberis railway Station.
04:00 – After a team briefing commence climb on the Llanberis Path
07:00 – Reach Snowdon Summit and enjoy the views from the Summit Café
07:30 – Start descent down the Llanberis Path
09:30 – Arrive in Llanberis and finish challenge
The Llanberis path! The Llanberis Path is the longest and most gradual of the six main paths to the summit of Snowdon, and offers fantastic views of Cwm Brwynog, Llanberis and over the Menai straights towards Anglesey.
The path mainly follows the Snowdon Mountain Railway track, and goes by Hebron, Halfway and Clogwyn stations. Before the railway was opened in 1896, visitors employed guides to lead them to the summit along this path on mule-back.
More information about this fascinating and historic route can be found on the full itinerary page here.
Most people drive up on the Saturday, giving time to relax and get a bit of sleep in before the big day. For those using public transport, there are trains to Betws Y Coed, Bangor and Llandudno Junction and you can get a taxi to Llanberis from there. If you are planning to drive up, please let us know as we’d love to coordinate lift shares to cut down everyone’s travel costs.
Per the challenge company: 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. For seasoned walkers, the night-time setting offers something novel to the ascent.