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Snowdon Trek


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13th May 2018
Full Price: £50
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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.  

Day 1

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. Please note you will need change for the car park and for the public bus.

The trek begins at 11:00am and you will take the Pyg track to the summit.

Subject to the weather being kind to us we will take a stop at the café (30 minutes – 1 hour) before making our way back down the Llanberis route.

 

Snowdon Trek Challenge Dates

13th May 2018

Snowdon Trek

What's included:

>> Mountain Guides

>> Light Refreshments & Fluids

>> Souvenir Video Footage (FREE) 

 

What's not included:

>> Transport (Before or after the challenge)

>> Car Park or Public Bus 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.

Snowdon Trek

Clothing:

>> Walking Socks

>> Waterproof Socks

>> Walking Boots

>> Base Layers – Shorts, Tights, Upper Body

>> Walking Trousers

>> Walking / Wind Proof Jacket

>> Rain Jacket

>> Fleece or Warm Jumper

>> Hat, Gloves, Balaclava

 

Luggage / Packing Equipment:

>> Day Back Pack (to take on the mountains)

>> Plastic Bag (for wet clothes)

>> Camelbak / Water Bottle

 

Walking Equipment:

>> Head Torch & Spare Batteries

>> Mini First Aid Kit, Pain Killers, Blister Plasters and Vaseline

>> Insect Repellent, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses

>> Whistle, Compass

>> Mobile Phone

 

Hygiene & Health:

>> Toilet Roll

>> Prescribed Medication (if applicable)

 

Nutrition (suggestions only):

Mountain Nutrition:

>> Energy Bars, Nuts, Seeds, Dry Fruit

>> Malt Loaf, Banana Cake, Jelly Babies, Trex Bars

 

Post Mountain Nutrition:

>> Protein Shake

>> Protein / Recovery Bars

>> **Soup, Porridge, Pot Noodles, Quick Sport Meals, Oats So Simple

 

**We do not supply any food on the trip but do provide hot water which can be used for a whole range of items.

 

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.

Snowdon Trek

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.

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.

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.

Of course not, no one will be left behind.

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.

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).

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.

 

Time before start of the challenge Deposit refund
More than 3 Months 50% Refund of Price Paid
(excluding challenge deposit)
OR
Transfer to Another Event within 18 months
(excluding challenge deposit)
Between 1-3 Months 0% Refund
HOWEVER
Transfer to Another Event within 18 months
(excluding challenge deposit)
Less than 1 Month 0% Refund
AND
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.

We meet at Pen y Pass public Car Park so there is parking available however it gets full quickly so please ensure you leave enough time to park and get to the meeting point.

The public car park is Pay & Display so you will need cash to pay for your parking (usually around £10).

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.

Phone Signal around Snowdon is very limited especially at the meeting point Pen-y-Pass car park.