The Snowdon Trek is a fantastic, short weekend challenge to summit one of the UK’s highest peaks.
Ascend following the Pyg Track, which starts at the top of Pen y Pass and rises steadily with the imposing Crib Goch directly above. As the path gradually rises you will be privy to amazing views down to Glaslyn far below. Your trek promises to open up dramatic views as far as Anglesey (well, on a clear day!) as you approach the summit.
From the summit, you will descend via the Llanberis Path. Although the longest in distance, it is a gradual descent, so easy going underfoot after the strenuous climb up to the summit. A perfect challenge for anyone new to trekking or challenge events.
“Forgot about my dislike for heights, but completed my quest. Made it to the top of Snowdon, in my corset.”
Day 1 – We meet early morning in Llanberis village for registration and a full briefing of the day ahead before setting off on our challenge. We transfer to top of Pen y Pass to start trekking on the Pyg track, our ascent trail to the summit. The route starts at the top of Pen y Pass and rises steadily with the imposing Crib Goch directly above. As the path gradually rises we are privy to amazing views down to Glaslyn far below. We continue to zig zag up until reaching the monolith which opens up dramatic views as far as Anglesey; from here it’s just a short walk to our goal.
Once we reach the summit (3,560ft), after congratulations all round and celebration photos, we start our descent on the Llanberis Path. Although this is the longest in distance, it is a gradual descent, so easy going underfoot after the strenuous climb up to the summit and we are treated to the most stunning views of Clogwyn du`r Arddu`s steep cliffs as we wind our way down to Llanberis for our celebration meal and no doubt a well-earned pint of beer to toast our achievement! Distance trekked – Pyg Track – approx. 6.5 miles Llanberis Path – approx. 9 miles
Day 2 – After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we say our goodbyes and start our homeward journey after a fantastic weekend and a great achievement!
Option A – Minimum Sponsorship: Registration Fee £75 + Min Sponsorship £420
Option B – Self funding: Registration Fee £75 + Self Funding £210