Snowdon by Night

19 May 2018
Address:
Gwynedd

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is synonymous with beautiful, rugged landscapes and wonderful trekking and outdoor pursuits. The highest mountain in Wales at 1085m, its Welsh name is Yr Wyddfa, reputedly the burial place of a mythical giant. A popular summit trek by day-time, it forms a real challenge by night.

Standing at the summit by moonlight will be an unforgettable experience, as will seeing the sunrise from the mountain slopes. As you descend, you will be able to see the spectacular landscapes open up before us as the day grows lighter. Celebrate your huge achievement with a slap-up breakfast!

What better way to say you've conquered one of the UK's greatest natural sights. This trip is organised by Discover Adventure, who offer a huge range of adventurous challenges that you can take part in for charity.

Registration & fundraising

The registration fee is £49 per person. This will be payable on booking with Discover Adventure.

We ask our walkers to aim for a minimum fundraising target of £300 each, which will need to be raised 5 weeks before the event

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Llanberis

We’ll meet in the evening in Llanberis, the popular village at the foot of Snowdon, and get ready for our trek. We’ll have dinner and a full briefing and as it starts to get dark set off on our exciting night challenge! We follow the Llanberis Path, which roughly shadows the route of the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway. It’s the most gradual route up Snowdon with good conditions underfoot, and therefore best suited to our ascent in the dark! There is an initial steep section which will afford some good views in the fading light; after this our route continues quite gradually. As it gets darker we’ll get out our head-torches, and our path up the mountain will show up quite easily most of the time. Trekking up at night is a very different experience than during the day; our senses grow used to the darkness and we can enjoy the silence and the remoteness of this mountain, and the views of the night sky.

After the Halfway House the gradient becomes steeper in places, but we know we’re not far off the summit! We pass through a narrow railway bridge, and it’s not long before we get to a standing stone, marking where other trails meet ours. A little further on we come to the summit at 1085m. We have gained approx 900m in height since we set off – quite an achievement!

Day 2: Descend and Depart

After some time to experience the summit – though it will probably be quite cold at the top, so you may not want to linger too long! – we leave the summit and return to Llanberis the same way. The sky will start to lighten on our way down, and we may be able to enjoy the wonderful views over the Menai Strait towards Anglesey while we are still high enough to enjoy them. As the sun rises and lights up our surroundings, we’ll be amazed by what we climbed in the dark! The descent will be much quicker and less arduous, but still tiring and can be hard on the knees. We return to Llanberis for a big celebration breakfast! After saying our farewells to our fellow trekkers, we head home, tired but very elated!

Ascent approx. 5-7 hours; descent approx. 2-3 hours

For more details check out the Discover Adventure website, where you can book onto the challenge.

Dates & how to book

The following dates available:

  • 19 - 20 May 2018
  • 16 - 17 June 2018

You can book online now for this exciting challenge, Snowdon by Night via the Discover Adventure website. Please pick Save the Rhino as the charity you would like to support.

Book Online for Snowdon by Night 19 May 2018 click here

Book Online for Snowdon by Night 16 June 2018 click here

What's Included

  • Experienced Discover Adventure leaders and back-up support on the mountain
  • Dinner before ascent and celebration breakfast at the end; some snacks on the mountain

Who's who

Save the Rhino International is working in partnership with Discover Adventure for this challenge event. Discover Adventure have over 20 years' experience in operating adventure challenges worldwide and have recently been voted Best Small Escorted Adventure Company 2016! To discover more adventure click here!

When you register we will send you a fundraising information pack to help get you started, plus you can always drop us an email for more tips and ideas. If you raise £100 we will also send you a t-shirt to wear for your challenge!

Contact us on fundraising@savetherhino.org for more information