Once Upon a Sunrise - Snowdon

Once Upon a Sunrise – Snowdon

Date/Time: 21/05/2022 - 02/07/2022, 1:00 am - 10:00 am Location: Snowdon, Llanberis

Saturday 21 may 2022

Saturday 2 July 2022

Snowdon Sunrise Challenge with Once Upon a Smile

Trek to the highest point in Wales in time for sunrise and help Once Upon a Smile support families in need.

A night time trek by the light of your head torch (and hopefully a starry sky) to the summit of Snowdon in time to see the sunrise across Snowdonia.

Leaving Llanberis in the early hours accompanied by a team of professional mountain leaders, you will head along the Llanberis Path to the summit of Snowdon (or Yr Wyddfa to use its Welsh name) reaching the summit in time to see the sunrise from one of the most beautiful destinations on earth.

You will return along the same path in the first light of dawn, reaching Llanberis just in time for breakfast.


About Once Upon a Smile

Once Upon a Smile provide emotional and practical support to bereaved families at their time of need to enable them to adjust to a new life without their loved one.

We support children and families when a parent or sibling has died and pride ourselves in tailoring support to the needs of each individual family.

In March 2019 we moved into, Sidley House. Sidley House is a dedicated bereavement hub in Trafford that offers a variety of activities for children to express in a fun and safe environment.

We provide opportunities for bereaved children and their families to share their thoughts and feelings in a fun and safe environment.

We help to:

  • Provide a safe environment to express feelings and emotionsOnce Upon a Smile
  • Increase self-esteem by enabling families to meet other bereaved families
  • Provide opportunities to remember the person who has died
  • Assist families in talking more openly
  • Provide practical support to alleviate added stresses


If you are not able to join this walk and would like to make a donation to support Once Upon a Smile you can do so by clicking on the DONATE button below.


Registration fee £20

Thank you to sponsors who have agreed to cover part of the cost of entry there will be no extra to pay.

Please aim to fundraise a minimum of £125.

Once you have registered details will be sent to you on how to set up your fundraising page.

As part of the Once Upon a Smile team you will get:

1 of the best experienced mountain leaders for every 8 walkers, with you all the way

Full ‘ground’ support during your event

Kit and Training advice

Information Pack 2 – 4 weeks before

Fundraising Pack

A well deserved Tea/Coffee and Breakfast Bap at the end of your challenge

Friendly support on the end of the phone/email to answer any questions running up to your event

Please note that, although we would love to, we cannot guarantee a clear sky for this event!

The organisers hold Public Liability Insurance. We recommend that you take out separate personal accident insurance for this event.

This is an example itinerary, timings will depend on sunrise times on your chosen date

12.30am – Meet in Llanberis for registration

1am – Introduction to your mountain leader. Safety briefing.

1.30am – Start walking

5am – Reach the summit (sunrise 5am)

6.15am – Start the descent (turnaround may be quicker depending on the weather)

8.30am – Arrive back in Llanberis for a well earned breakfast

Please note this is SATURDAY morning.

Confirmation of details will be sent to you in your event information pack 2 weeks before your challenge

This challenge is suitable for anyone over 14 with a good level of fitness*.

We recommend our ‘Challenging’ Training Plan for this trek.

You will be expected to complete a medical declaration to take part.


*Children 14+ can come along under the supervision of a responsible adult (1 adult per child).

You can find out more about Snowdon and the Llanberis Path here.

GRADE – Moderate
ASCENT – 975 metres
WALKING DISTANCE – 9 miles/14.6km
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