Snowdon Sunrise for Reuben's Retreat - August 2019

Snowdon Sunrise for Reuben’s Retreat – August 2019

Date/Time: 24/08/2019, 1:00 am - 9:00 am Location: Snowdon, Llanberis

Making Memories with Reuben’s Retreat

Reuben’s Retreat is about making happy memories. They would love for you to join them to make some happy memories of your own on this once in a lifetime adventure.

Trek to the summit of Snowdon in the early hours of Saturday 24th August and on reaching the summit you 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.

Snowdon SunRaise 2018

The first Snowdon SunRaise was an amazing experience for everyone involved. Here are some of the comments we received:

“…a sunrise delivered on Angel wings, one of the most spiritual, miraculous and uplifting experiences ever .. I will remember it and all of you, all of my days”

“It was a privilege to be part of such a spiritual and emotional adventure, the angels did us proud with such an amazing sunrise.”

“Wow! What an achievement! so proud to be part of your special journey with such inspirational people.”

“Woweeee. Amazing… I’m still blown away by the whole experience xx”

And from a member of our team: “Thank you for letting me work that amazingly special job Friday night, for such an amazing cause, it will be one I remember for a long time to come”

What's Included

As part of the Reuben's Retreat team you will get:

Qualified, experienced mountain leaders with you all the way (ratio 1:8 or less)
Full ‘ground’ support during your event

Kit and Training advice

Fundraising Pack – advice and ideas

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

Information Pack 2-4 weeks before

Tea/Coffee and Breakfast Baps at the end of your walk


If you are travelling from Glossop the charity will be organising a coach to travel over on the Friday night. please contact us if you’d like information on timings and cost.


This is an example itinerary, exact details will be sent to you in your event information pack 2 weeks before the event.

Please note this is the early hours of SATURDAY morning (so you need to travel over Friday night)

1am – Meet at Padarn Lake Hotel in Llanberis

2.05 – Introduction to your mountain leaders. Safety briefing.

2.15 – 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 celebration and very well earned Breakfast!


How much will it cost?

£40 per person registration fee

We are asking each participant to fundraise £100 for this event which is paid directly to the charity. You will be sent details on how to set up a fundraising page and link it to the charity page for this event.

About this event

Leaving Llanberis at 1am 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.




945 metres

Walking Distance

9 miles/14.6km

Who is it for?

If you are of a reasonable fitness and can walk 3-4 hours comfortably with some hill walking experience then this challenge is for you.

If you are not sure about fitness levels but are committed to put in some training over the next few months we have specially designed training plans to help you along the way.

All walkers should be 14 and over and any under 18’s should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Sorry, no dogs.

If you are not able to join us for this walk and would like to make a donation to Reuben’s Retreat you can do so by clicking on the DONATE button below.

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