Sat, 28 Sept|
Sunrise at Snowdon
Embark on a charity walk up Snowdon as the world awakens
Time & Location
28 Sept 2024, 04:00 – 29 Sept 2024, 11:00
About the event
Join us for an enchanting experience at Snowdon as we witness natures masterpiece at Sunrise.
Immerse yourself in the magic of a sunrise at one of natures finest canvases. Whether you seek serenity or a breath taking adventure, this event promises a soul-stirring morning atop Snowdons Peak. Dont miss the chance to witness the world waking up in all its glory on this privately guided trek, whilst raising some much needed funds for children with cancer.
Where & When does it take place?
Mount Snowdon; PYG & Miner's Track
You will have to make your own travel arrangements there and back. Why not use it as an excuse for a little getaway!
September 28th 2024 - start time tbc
Who can take part?
The PYG & Miners Track is slightly challenging but is suitable for an average person with a 'reasonable' level of fitness. There are a couple of short sections where you might have to use your hands and a couple of short drops so isn't suitable for people with an acute fear of heights. (Walk Snowdonia Website)
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What will you receive?
- A fundraising pack (download here) including a sponsorship form, details on how to set up an online fundraising page and t-shirt - plus a collection pot, merchandise to sell upon request (please return the collection pot after your fundraising is complete)
- A dedicated contact to help support you with your fundraising and sunrise at snowdon experience
What equipment do I need?
We will send you Walk Snowdonia's (our guides for the trek) detailed kit list upon booking and again shortly before the event.
Normal hiking gear is needed and this varies a little depending on the time of year and the forecast on the day. Items that are always required which you may need to go out and buy include walking boots/ walking shoes (not trainers), a waterproof jacket and a rucksack. (Walk Snowdonia Website)
Where does it start?
We will be completeing the PYG & Miners Track. We will send detailed instructions on where to meet prior to the event along with parking instructions
The PYG & Miners Track: Route Description (taken from Walk Snowdonia's Website)
The Pyg Track starts in the southwestern corner of the Pen-Y-Pass car park behind the cafe. The first section of the climb is quite steep and a challenge for most but as you gain height you will be able to stop and admire the brilliant views of the Llanberis Pass and the lakes of Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn.
The track continues to ascend past 'The Horns' towards the 'Bwlch y Moch'. This is where the footpath forks with the northerly fork continuing on to the knife-edged ridge of Crib Goch which is clearly signposted. Don't take this! Stick left on the southernmost footpath where you will have fantastic views of Llyn Llydaw lake framed by the rocky cliffs of Y Lliwedd and Snowdon. This section of the hike is fairly flat with a short scrambly step of rock. You will need to use your hands briefly to pull yourself up. This gives the route a real rugged mountain feel and adds to the adventure.
The Pyg Track proceeds west until it suddenly veers to the right and north. On this corner, you will have great views of the lakes of Glaslyn, Llyn Lydaw and the summit of Snowdon which is tantalisingly close. Continue for a short while to 'The Intersection' where the 'Miners Track' and Pyg Track join.
After this, the footpath gets rockier and steeper whilst the views get better and better as you climb. This continues for just over 500m but with 250m of vertical ascent which increases in steepness as the top of the valley climaxes between the two highest mountains in Snowdonia; Snowdon (1085m) and Garnedd Ugain (1065m). Here you will find 'The Fingerstone'. This is where five other routes join to make the final push for the summit.
At 'The Fingerstone', the gradient lessens considerably and it's a nice hike from here. You will be able to see back down the valley you have just climbed up with sensational views of the footpath, mountains and lakes. Proceed to the summit which is just 500m south of 'The Fingerstone' while you admire one of the best mountain views this world has to offer. Sensational!
The descent is the same until you reach the standing stone marker of 'the Intersection'. This is where the Miners track splits from the Pyg Track and heads down a steep rocky slope towards Glaslyn. This lake is where King Arthur is fabled to have cast Excalibur before he sailed off into the mist on his final journey to Avalon! The steep slope is not sustained for much more than 300m after which the route improves significantly and becomes a wide and well-built footpath at a gentle angle to carry you back. The highlight of this is walking along the shores of Llyn Llydaw and crossing the water via a causeway.
How spaces are available?
We have 10 spaces available on the privately guided trek up Mount Snowdon
What is the cost?
Due to the limited spaces available and the cost of the private guides to take us safely up the mountain in the dark, we ask for a contribution of £25.00 per person towards this event, to show your commitment.
What is my Fundraising Target?
We ask each fundraiser to try and reach a target of £100 each in sponsorship (obviously there is no upper limit - please raise as much as you can!)
You will have a dedicated contact on hand to support you with your fundraising journey
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Snowdon with Private Guide
Thank you for choosing Sunrise at Snowdon privately guided trek. You will be accompanied by private guides from Walk Snowdonia for the duration of your trek£25.00
Thank you for choosing 'Snowdon Unguided'. We are very grateful you have chosen to join us on this journey. As you have chosen the unguided tour, we do need to make you aware that The Isabel Baker Foundation accepts no liability for any injury or loss occurred during this event. Thank you for choosing to support our charity£0.00