Snowdon with Reuben’s Retreat – September 2019
Date/Time: 15/09/2019, All Day Location: Snowdon, Llanberis
We are trekking Snowdon with Reuben’s Retreat.
Reuben’s Retreat is about making memories. What better way to do this than to share an adventure on the highest mountain in Wales.
Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa to use its Welsh name, is the highest mountain in Wales, and at 1035metres is higher than any mountain in England. It sits majestically in Snowdonia National Park, its rugged beauty providing you with the most amazing opportunity for adventure.
The Reuben’s Retreat team are inviting you to join them on a Snowdon adventure to fundraise for this wonderful charity.
This trek will take the Miners Path to the summit, arriving by lunchtime and (fingers crossed) for the most amazing views across Snowdonia.
About Reubens’ Retreat
Reuben’s Retreat is a charity that was born in memory of Reuben Michael Graham who tragically passed away in August 2012, aged just 23 months.
Desperate to ensure his short but precious life was not in vain, Reuben’s Mummy Nicola started the charity to help other families walking a similar path. Reuben’s Retreat will be a home-from-home for families bereaved of a child and for children with life limiting or threatening conditions and their parents and siblings. We walk side-by-side with families so they are not alone, providing support that is specific to their needs including therapeutic activities, counselling, drop-in and peer support groups, plus fun times, memory making and short breaks.
If you can’t take part in this event but would like to donate to Reuben’s Retreat you can do so using the button below.
This is an example itinerary. Exact details will be sent to you in the run up to the event.
8.30am – Meet in Llanberis
(There is parking bat Electric Mountain which will cost between £4 and £7)
You will meet your group and your guide who will brief you on safety and procedures for the day
9am – Sherpa Bus to Pen y Pass
9.30am Start walking on the Miners Path
1pm – Arrive at the summit
1.20pm – Leave the summit and start the descent via the Llanberis path
(Timings will be flexible depending on the group and the weather)
4.30pm – Arrive back in Llanberis for well earned refreshments
There will be breaks for refreshments and food along the route.
Toilets are available at the start (and maybe at the summit but this depends very much on weather)
This walk is for anyone 14 or over with a moderate level of fitness.
Anyone 14 – 18 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
You should be comfortable walking for 2 – 3 hours without stopping and have some experience of hill walking. It is meant to be challenging but also enjoyable so the more training you can do the better.
The charity is asking that you aim to fundraise £50 – £100 for this challenge.
This does not include your registration fee which is £40.
Your registration fee includes:
Qualified, experienced mountain leaders with you all the way (ratio 1:12 maximum)
Full ‘ground’ support during your event
Kit and Training advice leading up to your walk
Friendly support on the end of the phone/email to answer any questions running up to your event
Sherpa Bus fare
Refreshments at the end of your walk
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water (minimum 1.5 litres) and snacks!
Transport to Llanberis
Breese Adventures have their own Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million, however we advise all participants to take out their own insurance to cover personal accident, injury and loss.
We will head along the Miners Path to ascend Snowdon /Wyddfa. and descend via the Llanberis Path.
You can find out more about Snowdon and the different paths 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.