Snowdon Sunrise - St Kentigern Hospice

Snowdon Sunrise – St Kentigern Hospice

Date/Time: 21/08/2022, 2:00 am - 10:00 am Location: Snowdon, Llanberis

Sunday 21 August 2022

Snowdon Sunrise Challenge with St Kentigern Hospice

Trek to the highest point in Wales in time for sunrise and help St Kentigern Hospice provide specialist care.

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.


St Kentigern’s

St Kentigern Hospice is a local charity providing care and support to patients with life limiting illnesses, and their families, across North East Wales; taking in Colwyn Bay in the West along the coast to Northop in the East, and inland encompassing Abergele, Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen.

In 2020, after 25 years of supporting the local Community, the Hospice completed a major expansion increasing the number of beds available from 8 to 12. The new Inpatient Unit reopened to the public in March 2020 providing specialist care 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The expansion included updating the Hospice gardens, incorporating much needed office space, the build and refurbishment of the Day Therapy rooms, and the build of a new café on site.

St Kentigern Hospice provides specialist palliative care to patients and support for families to meet their individual needs. Through a multidisciplinary team including nurses; doctors; a physiotherapist; a counsellor, offering both pre and post bereavement support; dementia specialists; as well as complementary and other therapists, our dedicated team will work alongside patients and their families with the aim of helping them to achieve their goals and understand what matters to them.


Registration fee £45

You can secure your place with a deposit of £25. The balance will be due in May 2022.

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

2am – Meet in Llanberis for registration

2.15am – Introduction to your mountain leader. Safety briefing.

2.30am – Start walking

6am – Reach the summit (sunrise 6.05am)

6.15am – 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 SUNDAY 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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