Snowdon Sunrise with Wales Air Ambulance
Date/Time: 26/04/2020, 1:00 am - 9:00 am Location: Snowdon, Llanberis
Snowdon Sunrise Challenge with Wales Air Ambulance
Trek to the highest point in Wales intime for sunrise and help Wales Air Ambulance save lives
Wales Air Ambulance are inviting you to join them on our most popular and memorable challenge. A night time trek 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 Wales Air Ambulance
Serving Wales, Saving Lives
Wales Air Ambulance covers the whole of Wales every single day. Each year our helicopters attend around 2,500 missions, covering rural countryside and our bustling towns and cities. This includes the length of our Welsh coastline and across our vast mountain ranges. Our four airbase operations in Caernarfon, Llanelli, Welshpool and Cardiff are ready to saves lives wherever needed.
The Platinum 20 minutes
Wales Air Ambulance can be there for anyone in Wales within 20 minutes. But we don’t just fly patients to hospital – we bring A&E directly to you. Our critical care consultants and practitioners have some of the most pioneering equipment and skills in the world, including blood products and techniques developed in the Armed Forces. This means that our patients receive advanced care before they even reach the hospital.
How much does it cost to run the service?
Wales Air Ambulance is funded by the people of Wales; we rely entirely on the public’s support to help keep the helicopters flying. The charity does not receive direct funding from the government and we do not qualify for National Lottery funding. Our helicopters are kept in the air through charitable donations, fundraising events and membership of our in-house Lifesaving Lottery.
We need to raise £6.5 million every year to operate the service, with each mission on average costing £1500.
If you are not able to join this walk and would like to make a donation to support Wales Air Ambulance you can do so by clicking on the DONATE button below.
You can secure your place with a deposit of £25. Balance (£20) will be due by 28th June 2020.
Please fundraise a minimum of £100 which will go directly to Wales Air Ambulance.
As part of the Wales Air Ambulance 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
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, exact details will be sent to you in your event information pack 2 weeks before the event.
1 – 1.30am – Meet in Llanberis for registration
2am – Introduction to your mountain leader. Safety briefing.
2.15am – Start walking
5.45am – Reach the summit (sunrise 5.52am)
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 1am – 9am SUNDAY morning
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.