Snowdon

 

This is a great overnight event for all to enjoy the fresh air and superb views of Snowdonia National Park.

Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales at 3560ft (1085m).

No previous hill walking experience is needed although you should have a reasonable level of general fitness

We offer totally bespoke trips for groups of 7 or more - drop us a line for further information...........For more information contact joanna@advocateevents.co.uk

 

Payment options:

Self-fund your challenge completely in a one off payment or by instalments.
Self-fund your challenge and choose to fundraise for one of our charity partners or the charity of your choice.
Fundraise 100% of the agreed target

Included in your trip

Return from a pre agreed location to Snowdon*

Minibus / SUV / MPV style vehicle and driver

Minimum 8 people for your own exclusive group**

Accommodation for 1 night at a quality hotel***

Public and employers liability insurance

Mountain Leader / First Aider

Support Team

Event Management Team 

A Safety Briefing 

Fundraising, Training and Kit guides

Breakfast the morning after the challenge

* You will be responsible for getting to the first meeting point and from the last drop off point
** If you cannot get a team of eight yourselves, we can allocate people to make up a team of eight, so there’s no problem!

*** Prices are based on 2 sharing

Contact joanna@advocateevents.co.uk for more information

How fit should I be?
The event suits people of average fitness and stamina, but we recommend you begin to train and prepare prior to the event in order for you to enjoy this challenge. A fitness guide will be sent to you upon receipt of your deposit.
Who can take part in the Snowdon Challenge?
The Snowdon Challenge is open to people of all ages and abilities. The minimum age to take part is 10 years, and those under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. We request that there is at least one adult present for every two participants under 18.
What support is available for this event?
Advocate Events staff will meet you at the agreed pickup point and will be with you for the duration of the event. The staff member will be an experienced Snowdon climber. Rest assured all necessary safety procedures are in place. All the Advocate Events staff will be fully equipped during the day of your ascent and communicate with you regularly throughout the day. Although the event is designed to challenge you, we will not put anyone’s safety at risk and support will be available at all times. The Advocate Events team is on hand every step of the way, to help and advise you. We will also accompany you on your return to an agreed drop off point after your challenge.
How many people will I be walking with?
This will depend on the number of climbers that sign up for the challenge. Each group is allocated a guide/s. There are no fast or slow groups and everyone comes off the mountain as a group.
How long will it take to walk up and down Snowdon?
We expect it to take around four hours to reach the summit of Snowdon and then two to three hours to go down, meaning you will be on the mountain for most of the day.
What will the pace of walking be like?
The pace set will be accommodating for all. This challenge will not be enjoyable if you rush. The level of fitness will naturally vary throughout the group; therefore whatever pace you adopt you can be sure of company. The group will be encouraged to work together, with stronger walkers helping those who may be slower. The guides will ensure the group stays together and everyone has a great day, making sure everyone completes this challenge. In the interest of safety, participants are not allowed to walk in front of the lead guide or fall behind the last guide unless given permission by your guide. Please note that the pace set provides the event organiser enough time to get everyone to the summit safely and back down again before it gets dark.
Are there many stops on the mountain?
We will have regular rest stops throughout the day at appropriate places. As it is quite a long day, you are encouraged to walk at your own comfortable pace. The most important piece of advice on the day is that you keep taking on fluids at regular intervals. We also recommend that you eat plenty of energy snacks, e.g. nuts, biscuits and fruit in order to maintain those vital energy levels throughout the day as well as adjusting your clothing appropriately. Have extra warm layers for the summit, even if the weather at the bottom is good.
What is the terrain like?
There are six main paths up Snowdon - Llanberis Path, Miners Track, Pyg Track, Rhyd Ddu Path, Snowdon Ranger Path and Watkin Path. All are fairly well defined in clear conditions but people do get lost in mist or darkness.
Is it steep?
Our route is mostly a gradual ascent, but there are some short steeper sections - after all we are climbing the highest mountain in Wales! Take your time, and if you feel out of breath or in need of a rest, take one. We want to ensure everyone gets to appreciate the magnificent scenery unfolding around them and take as many photos as they like.
How will I get there?
Your return travel to and from the base of Snowdon from an agreed location is all arranged for you. Advocate Event staff will be there to meet you at the agreed pickup point. From there we will take you to the base of Snowdon and when you return from your climb will take you to your accommodation for the night. The following morning we will drop you back at an agreed location.
What is the accommodation like?
We will stay in comfortable accommodation within the vicinity of Snowdonia National Park for one night. You will be sharing a room with an ensuite-bathroom. Rooms are twin and double occupancy with a small number of single rooms, which carry single supplement charges, should one be requested. Rooms are based on single sex occupancy; couples where possible will be kept together. Single rooms carry a supplement charge should they be requested. We will ask you as our challenge date approaches whether there is someone in particular you would like to share a room with. Many people come to these events on their own. Taking part in events such as these are a great way to meet new people and have proven in the past to build long standing friendships. For those of you arriving on your own, Advocate Events will endeavour to pair you up with another walker of the same sex and similar age.
What weather can I expect?
As with any outdoor event, we are unable to predict the weather so each participant must be prepared for all eventualities. You will need to carry full wet weather gear and warm layers with you on the day of the challenge. The weather conditions at the bottom of the mountain may be vastly different to what we can expect at the top. In the past we have encountered everything from sunshine, snow and rain. A detailed weather forecast will be provided for us during the safety briefing before your ascent. Should there be adverse weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel or change the route for safety reasons.
What kit will I require?
When you sign up we will send you our recommended kit list for this challenge. The main items you will need to bring with you are a comfortable pair of walking boots or trainers with ankle support, walking socks, a full set of good waterproofs and plenty of thin warm layers. On the day of the challenge, you will need to carry your own personal kit for the day in a small rucksack which will include: your lunch, water, waterproofs, warm layers, hat and gloves, mini first aid kit, camera and phone (to call all your sponsors from the top – signal permitting). All your other luggage will remain in the transport used to take you to the base of Snowdon.
What is included in the cost of the event?
Your return travel to and from the base of Snowdon from an agreed location Accommodation for 1 night. A certificate of achievement upon completion of the challenge. Public and Employers liability insurance Mountain Leader / First Aider Support Team at the base of the mountain Training, Kit and Fundraising guides
What is not included?
Drinks, mountain snacks, your spending money personal travel insurance personal items from the kit list
Do I need insurance?
Whilst we arrange the appropriate public liability and employer’s liability insurance we strongly advise all participants to take out their own insurance to cover them for personal possessions which can be arranged for around £10.
 
We also advise you take out adequate travel insurance should you become injured or unwell and have to cancel the trip after the cancelation period stated in your Terms and Conditions.
 
Your insurance should be in place when you register to participant so you are able to make a claim for the costs we have paid out on your behalf and take a place on a future event.
 
Due to the nature of this outdoor activity, participants should accept a certain element of risk. Our guides will do everything in their power to minimise the risks, where possible. In the interests of safety all participants must abide by any decisions made by the guides.
When do I have to sign up by?
Participants enter on a first come first served basis and entries will close once the event participant limit is reached for health and safety reasons.
How will I raise the sponsorship money?
Although we ask you to commit to raising the minimum sponsorship to take part in this challenge, fundraising needn't be daunting or hard work! Once you start telling people what you're doing and why, you will be amazed at people’s generosity and support. When you sign up we will send you an invaluable fundraising pack bursting with ideas to get you started. This is a great way to meet new people and get in touch with old friends. All it takes is a little inspiration and organisation and the money will begin to roll in. Think about your hobbies and interests - they could be the key to your success! A great tip is to breakdown your sponsorship target into smaller, bite-sized chunks and be proud of what you are doing.
How much of my sponsorship money will go to the Charity?
Once the event cost has been covered, all remaining sponsor money goes to the charity. (Some people opt to pay for the event costs themselves).
When do I have to pay my sponsorship money?
The minimum sponsorship specified in the Terms and Conditions must be received by the charity on the date specified in the Terms and Conditions. This does not include Gift Aid. You will be contacted after this date if minimum sponsorship is not received.