Explore the highest mountain in Britain by moonlight!
Taking on the challenge
In our amazing Snowdon at Night challenge on 3-4 August 2024, you can take on a once-in-a-lifetime journey along the Llanberis track to the Welsh summit using a torch to light your way. You will discover that trekking by night brings a magical twist to this classic charity challenge. Upon reaching the mountain top you’ll be rewarded with unforgettable views of the sun rising across the Snowdonia National Park, and as you descend breath-taking sights of the mountain range will uncover before you. Once you reach the finish point in Llanberis, you’ll celebrate your achievement with a well-earned breakfast!
This event is run by Global Adventure Challenges. For further information and to book, please visit their website.
About the challenge
- Duration: 1 day
- Distance: 9.5 miles approx.
- Challenge grade: challenging
- Location: Wales
- Date: 5-6 August 2023
We leave the start venue and head to the beginning of the Llanberis Path.
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 that shadows 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 will provide 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 line 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 two to three hours, and when we reach the finish line, we’ll complete our adventure with a well-earned breakfast. The total trekking distance is approximately 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.)
What’s included or not included…
- Snacks along the route and breakfast on completing the challenge
- Qualified Global Adventure Challenges leaders
- Vehicle for back up and support
What’s not included?
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Alcoholic drinks
- Personal trekking kit (trekking boots, poles, etc.)
There are two payment options for this challenge event:
Minimum Sponsorship – There is a registration fee of £65 (non-refundable) and a minimum sponsorship of £290 to be able to take part in Snowdon at Night. £145 of your minimum sponsorship would support patient care at Rowcroft Hospice plus any additional funds you raise.
Self Funded – There is a non-refundable deposit of £65 and then an additional self-funded cost of £145. If you then choose to fund-raise on top of this, then every penny of the funds you raise will go to support the hospice.
For further information and to book, please visit Global Adventure Challenges.
If you have any queries or further questions about this challenge, then please contact our fundraising team on 01803 217450 or email email@example.com+ Google Calendar