Snowdon SunRaise – Travel Counsellors – Reuben’s Retreat
Date/Time: 24/08/2019, 2:00 am - 10:00 am Location: Snowdon, Llanberis
Snowdon SunRaise – Travel Counsellors
Making Memories with Travel Counsellors in aid of Reuben’s Retreat
Reuben’s Retreat is about making happy memories. Travel Counsellors have adopted Reuben’s Retreat as their charity of the year and will be setting off in the early hours of Saturday 24th August to make some happy memories on this once in a lifetime adventure, whilst raising funds for Reuben’s Retreat.
They will trek to the summit of Snowdon, leaving at 2am to experience not just the full moon on the way up but on reaching the summit can watch the sunrise from the highest mountain in England and Wales.
About Reuben’s Retreat
Reuben’s Retreat is a charity which was born in memory of Reuben Michael Graham who tragically passed away aged 23 months.
The primary goal of Reuben’s Retreat is to create a sanctuary that will be a home-from-home for families coping with the serious illness of a child, providing respite breaks and the chance to build happy memories.
Every step you take on this amazing challenge will raise vital funds to help this charity in their mission to relieve the distress of families who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child suffering from a life limiting/threatening illness.
If you are not able to join this walk and would like to make a donation to support Travel Counsellors and Reuben’s Retreat you can do so by clicking on the DONATE button below.
As part of the Travel Counsellors team you will get:
Qualified, experienced mountain leaders with you all the way
Full ‘ground’ support during your event
Kit and Training advice
Information Pack 2 – 4 weeks before
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 either the starlight or a clear sunrise 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, exact details will be sent to you in your event information pack 2 weeks before the event.
1-2am – Meet in Llanberis
2am – Introduction to your mountain leader. Safety briefing.
2.15am – Start walking
5.45am – Reach the summit (sunrise 5.50am)
6am – Start the descent (turnaround may be quicker depending on the weather)
9am – Arrive back in Llanberis for a well earned breakfast
Please note this is 2am SUNDAY morning
How much will it cost?
£40 per person registration fee
Please fundraise a minimum of £100 which should be paid directly to Travel Counsellors Just Giving page.
This trek is for Travel Counsellors only.
It is suitable for anyone over 18 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 16+ can come along under the supervision of a responsible adult (1 adult per child).
Leaving Llanberis in the early hours with head torches. We will head along the Llanberis Path to ascend Snowdon (or Yr Wyddfa to use its Welsh name) in the moonlight, reaching the summit in time to see the sunrise from one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. We will return along the same path in the first light of dawn,reaching Llanberis just in time for breakfast.
You can find out more about Snowdon and the Llanberis Path here.
GRADE – Moderate
ASCENT – 945 metres
WALKING DISTANCE – 9 miles/14.6km
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the weather will allow us to see the sunset on this event.