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Snowdon Trek

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Friday 19th August 2022
Full Price: £95
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Join us for a one-day adventure as we trek to the top of the highest mountain in Wales, the mighty Mount Snowdon.

Snowdon is situated in the glorious mountain range of Snowdonia, where on a clear day you will be treated to some absolutely spectacular views.

Conquering the 1085m tall mountain will take approximately 5 hours of trekking up and down the rocky terrain.

With some breath-taking scenery on display throughout the journey, you’ll be left with a great sense of achievement as you summit the highest mount in Wales.

The Snowdon trek is also perfect practice if you are taking part in another one of our mountain challenges.

Please note that unlike some of our other challenges, accommodation and transport to Snowdonia are not included.

We take customer service very seriously but don’t take our word for it, see our feedback page with testimonials from previous challengers who have enjoyed our trekking challenges.

We also have a Snowdon Trek Photo Gallery with action snaps from the trekking challenge.  


09:00 - Check-in and Brief at Snowdon Mountain Railway Entrance, Llanberis LL55 4TT

09:30 -  Catch the public bus to the Pen-y-Pass carpark, fee included.

10:00 - Start the Snowdon climb on the PYG track.

13:15 - Summit Snowdon, break at the top.

14:00 - Head down the Llanberis track.

16:15 - Arrive back at the Snowdon Mountain Railway.




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What's included:

>> Mountain Guides

>> Public Bus fee between Llanberis and Pen-y-Pas to the start of the Pyg track

>> Celebratory Drink (post challenge)

>> Completion Medal

>> Light Refreshments & Fluids


What's not included:

>> Transport (Before or after the challenge)

>> Car Park Fees

>> Accommodation (Before or after the challenge)

>> Equipment

>> Personal Insurance

>> Food and Drink


All Challenge Central events require a minimum participation level in order to operate. On very rare occasions if this level is not reached with 3 months to go, we may unfortunately have to cancel the challenge date. Bookings can either be refunded in full or transferred to another Challenge Central event within the next 18 months. Please find our full Terms and Conditions here.

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Downloadable Kit List available here


>> Walking Boots

>> Walking Socks - Outer / Inner Pairs

>> Waterproof Socks

>> Base Layers – Shorts / Tights / Upper Body

>> Walking Trousers

>> Walking or Wind Proof Jacket

>> Waterproof Jacket / Trousers

>> Fleece or Warm Jumper

>> Hat / Gloves / Balaclava


Luggage / Packing Equipment:

>> Day Back Pack (to take on the mountains) - Smaller, lighter version for Snowdon Horseshoe

>> Dry Sacks or Plastic Bag (for wet clothes)

>> Camelbak or Water Bottle


Walking Equipment:

>> Head Torch & Spare Batteries (especially Snowdon Night Trek)

>> Mini First Aid Kit / Pain Killers / Blister Plasters / Vaseline

>> Insect Repellent / Sun Cream / Sun Glasses (Sun Cream and Sun Glasses not required for Night Trek)

>> Whistle, Compass

>> Mobile Phone


Hygiene & Health:

>> Toilet Paper

>> Prescribed Medication (if applicable)


Other Optional Equipment:

>> Walking Poles

>> Camera

>> **Maps

>> **Emergency Equipment – Silver Blanket, Survival Bag

**All of our guides will have Emergency Equipment and Maps with them.

We are pleased to provide all trekking participants with a special discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor Ltd which is available to use both in their stores and online through their website.  *Terms & Conditions apply.

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Challenge Central has been successfully helping people overcome some of the toughest, most exciting challenges for many years. Here’s what they have to say about their London to Amsterdam experience with us:

"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and the team we had with us at Snowdon. All 23 people have been raving about how amazing the team were. They were understanding, compassionate, caring, patient and professional. They really were the reason we all made it up and down there – the weather was horrendous! Personally, I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Duncan. I had emergency spinal surgery last January, and never thought I’d be able to do anything like this ever again. Going up the Pyg path, at times I really struggled both mentally and physically. Duncan was an absolute rock (no pun intended) Without his support, encouragement, understanding and compassion, I never would have made it up there. I have my walking mojo back and I have Duncan to thank for that. Selina – thank you so much for all of your help and guidance in the lead up to the challenge. Nothing was too much trouble for you and I really appreciate that. We’re already planning next year’s challenge and I will definitely be booking with Challenge Central again. You’re amazing."

Tracy, October 2017

Snowdon Trek

"In October we completed the Snowdon Trek.  I just wanted to email to compliment the two younger guides, Nathan and Louie.  The group split into two with the faster ones heading off with Phil and Duncan.  We were not the fastest by any stretch of the imagination and one of our group really did find it a struggle but she did it.  Nathan and Louie were really encouraging and thoughtful and really made sure we were safe at all times.  We must have held them up so much being so slow but they never complained.  They are both a credit to your company."

Corporate Client, October 2017

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If you would like to read other challenge testimonials from our previous participants, you can view them here.

Physical fitness and walking experience are both very important however the ethos of Challenge Central is to take on a challenge, not to be the quickest. The challenge involves walking for approximately 5 hours in one single day so should not be considered very easy however it is possible to achieve with correct preparation. We encourage in the build up to the challenge, participants undertake physical activity 3-4 times per week for at least 3 months.

The best and most relevant training you can do would be to walk up and down mountains or hills. We appreciate that this is not always possible due to location however anything with a gradient will help prepare you for the real thing. If you do not have access to any hills then you can create your own in the gym. Walk up hills on the treadmill, take steps on the climber or go up and down stairs. Any movement that involves stepping up is beneficial.

Failing the first two training options, the next best thing would be to improve the strength of muscles required in the challenge. Performing exercises such as squats, lunges and step ups will help increase the strength of your leg muscles. You can progress by holding weights to increase intensity. We recommend you speak to your gym instructor if you are unsure.

Of course not, no one will be left behind.

We do not supply food on the trip however we recommend you bring food that is energy dense, light to carry and easy to eat on the mountain. Subject to the weather being kind to us, you will also be able to purchase food when we take a stop at the café at the summit before making our way back down.

Keeping yourself hydrated is very important, before, during and after the mountain. The amount of water required varies for each individual and very weather dependent. As a rule of thumb however, we recommend a minimum of 1 litre for the event.

Yes, there are many options for accommodation and camping in the area.

The closest Campsite is Llyn Gwynant and the closest hostel to our start location (Pen-y-Pass) is the YHA.


The meeting point for the challenge is at the Snowdon Mountain Railway Entrance, Llanberis LL55 4TT at 10:00. From there you will catch a public bus to Pen-y-Pass starting point where a full event brief will be given. We meet in Llanberis before heading over to Pen-y-Pass because it has better mobile communication signal and there is more car parking spaces available. If you wish to meet us direct at Pen-y-Pass, please contact us.

The car park is Pay & Display so you will need cash to pay for your parking (usually around £10) and the bus is approximately £1.50-£2.00pp. The bus journey is approximately 20 minutes and often will be a double decker bus.

Phone Signal around Snowdon is very limited especially when we get to Pen-y-Pass. The signal is much better at our meeting point in Llanberis.

We strongly recommend anyone who has a medical condition should seek approval from their GP / Consultant before signing up to a challenge. When registering for the event, you are agreeing to be fit and healthy enough to take part.

The Health and safety of all participants and members of staff are paramount to us. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, we may require a letter from a medical professional stating that you are fit enough to undergo the activity. Please refer to 6.6 in our Terms & Conditions.

All challengers must be over the age of 18 (or 15 if accompanied by an adult taking part who will have full responsibility of the child during the trip).

Time before start of the challenge Deposit refund
More than 3 Months 50% Refund of Price Paid
(excluding challenge deposit)
Transfer to Another Event within 18 months
(excluding challenge deposit)
Between 1-3 Months 0% Refund
Transfer to Another Event within 18 months
(excluding challenge deposit)
Less than 1 Month 0% Refund
No Transfer

Please refer to section 9 of our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Any lost property can be collected from our HQ in Letchworth, Hertfordshire or we can post the belongings out to you. If posted, please note you will be charged P&P plus a £10 admin fee in advance of the items being delivered. Please refer to 6.5 in our Terms & Conditions.

Yes, Challenge Central have both public and employer liability cover from our Tour Operator insurance. This covers us for the costs of legal fees resulting from claims of negligence against Challenge Central. If you would like to view a copy, please get in contact.

Our insurance does not cover participants personally if Challenge Central is not at fault.

The cost is around £1.50pp one way. 

The journey is approximately 20 minutes and often will be a double decker bus.