Snowdon Weekend with Reuben's Retreat - August 2020

Snowdon Weekend with Reuben’s Retreat – August 2020

Date/Time: 22/08/2020 - 23/08/2020, All Day Location: Snowdon, Llanberis

An extra special weekend of Snowdon adventures for Reuben’s Angelversary

August 2020 will be 8 years since Reuben’s Retreat was launched following the devastating passing of Reuben Michael Graham.

You are all invited to join them for the first ever extra special weekend of Snowdon adventures for the whole family, which promise to be a wonderful, emotional and spiritual opportunity for making memories with this amazing charity.


About the challenges

For those of you up for the challenge you’ll have the opportunity to summit Wales’ highest mountain at sunrise, not once but twice in one weekend!

Alongside that, during the same weekend there’s a family daytime Snowdon adventure for the younger members of the families.

How to Book

Please select the relevant booking link above depending on whether you’d like to do the single/double sunrise or the daytime challenge.

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”


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

Saturday 22nd August – Sunrise

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

1.30am – Meet at Padarn Lake Hotel in Llanberis

2.15 – Welcome and meet your leaders

2.30am – Set off for the first Snowdon Sunrise

6am – Reach summit (sunrise 6.13am)

9.30am – Complete your challenge


Saturday 22nd August – Daytime

8am – Meet at Padarn Lake Hotel in Llanberis

8.45am – Welcome and meet your leaders

9am – Set off for your Snowdon challenge

12.30 – Reach summit

4pm – Complete your challenge


Sunday 23rd August – Sunrise

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

1.30am – Meet at Padarn Lake Hotel in Llanberis

2.15 – Welcome and meet your leaders

2.30am – Set off for the first Snowdon Sunrise

6am – Reach summit (sunrise 6.14am)

9.30am – Complete your challenge


At the end of all challenges you will return to The Padarn Lake Hotel for a celebration and refreshments.

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/light meal at the end of eachwalk


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.


How much will it cost?


Snowdon Day

Adults – £40

11 – 18 – £30

Snowdon Sunrise single


Snowdon Sunrise double


You can secure your place for a deposit of £25 (single) or £40 (double). The remainder will be due May 2020.



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

Each challenge will follow the Llanberis Path to ascend and descend Snowdon (or Yr Wyddfa to use its Welsh name).

From the summit either at sunrise or during the day (weather permitting) you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful views on earth.

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.

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

Snowdon daytime  – All walkers should be 11 and over and any under 18’s should be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Snowdon Double – Over 18’s only

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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