Snowdon Sunrise with Severn Hospice
Date/Time: 26/09/2020, 2:00 am - 10:00 am Location: Snowdon, Llanberis
Saturday 26th September 2020
During daylight hours Snowdon is a wonderful challenge. Taking it on in the dark brings a whole new adventure in itself.
Climb to the summit of Snowdon with Severn Hospice to see the sunrise across Snowdonia.
Enjoy the start of a brand new day with views across the mountains and coast from Wales’ highest mountain.
Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa to use its Welsh name, stands at 1085 metres and is the highest mountain in Wales (and higher than any in England). Its rugged beauty attracts people from all over the world. Views from the summit have been voted the best views in the UK.
Create memories to last a lifetime while raising funds for this wonderful charity.
About Severn Hospice
Severn Hospice provides specialist care and emotional support for families in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales living with an incurable illness.
Our mission is to provide the best care and a better life for people living with an incurable illness, and for those important to them.
All our care is provided for free, but it is not without cost – we have to raise £2 for every £3 we spend.
It’s because you care that we can.
Registration fee – £47.50
You can secure your place with a £25 deposit. The balance will be due by 1st August 2020.
Severn Hospice are asking each of you to fundraise £100 for this event which is paid directly to the charity.
You will be sent your Fundraising Pack at the beginning of April. This will include details on how to set up a fundraising page and link it to the charity page for this event.
As part of the Severn Hospice 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
Exclusive locally sourced slate medal
This is an example itinerary, exact details will be sent to you in your event information pack 2 weeks before the event.
2 – 2.30am – Registration in Llanberis
3am – Introduction to your mountain leaders. Safety briefing.
3.30am – Start walking
7am – Reach the summit (sunrise 7.09 am)
7.15am – Start the descent (turnaround may be quicker depending on the weather)
9.45am – Arrive back in Llanberis for a celebration and very well earned Breakfast!
Leaving Llanberis at 3.30am 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.
We want everyone to enjoy their challenge and reach the summit in their own time so will walk at a pace suitable for the whole group. It is important that the group stays together with the leader/s. Depending on numbers taking part groups may be split into smaller groups of similar pace and ability.
Please note that, although we would love to, we can’t promise clear skies or a clear sunset on this day.
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. We recommend the ‘Challenging’ training plan for this event.
All walkers should be 14 and over and any under 18’s should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sorry, no dogs.