Snowdon Full Moon Trek – 10/5/2017
Date/Time: 10/05/2017, 2:00 am - 9:00 am Location: Snowdon, Llanberis
This popular daytime trek presents a whole new challenge with only the moon and the stars (and the glow of your head torches) to light the way.
Take the Llanberis Path to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales. Stand at 1085 metres just in time to enjoy an amazing sunrise across Snowdonia’s rugged landscape.
There are 6 main routes up Snowdon of which the Llanberis Path, although the longest, is thought to be the easiest. The path (although starting with a steep tarmac section which isn’t the best introduction to the mountain) climbs steadily uphill following the mountain railway. Paths are good all the way to the summit and suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Getting steeper, more uneven and more exposed as you get further towards the summit there are some rocky areas which can be quite hard going on the descent.
Distance: 9 miles
Time: 5-7 hours
Elevation gain: 945 metres
This is an example itinerary. Exact details will be sent to you in the run up to the event.
*1.45am – Meet at Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis
(There is parking both infront of and behind the station which will cost between £4 and £7)
You will meet your group and your guide who will brief you on safety and procedures for the day
2am – Take the Llanberis Path
6.30am – Arrive at the summit
6.45am – Leave the summit and start the descent via the same path
(Timings will be flexible depending on the group and the weather)
9.15am – Arrive back in Llanberis ready for Breakfast
There will be breaks for refreshments and food along the route
*Please note: The meeting time for this event is 1.45AM on Wednesday 10th May
This walk is for anyone with a moderate level of fitness.
You should be comfortable walking for 2 – 3 hours without stopping and have some experience of hill walking. It is meant to be challenging but also enjoyable so the more training you can do the better.
A small, friendly, likeminded group, accompanied by friendly, professional guides to keep you happy, motivated and safe.
Full ‘ground’ support during your event
Kit and Training advice leading up to your walk
Friendly support on the end of the phone/email to answer any questions running up to your event
Breakfast will be provided at the end of the trek.
Please bring snacks and plenty of water (minimum 1.5 litres)!
We make a minimum donation of £1 to Snowdonia Giving for each person who joins us on this walk.