Snowdon Sunrise

Snowdon Sunrise and Sunset

It’s easy to understand why climbing to the summit of Snowdon to watch the sunrise is one of our most popular adventures.

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 at night 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 England). Its rugged beauty attracts people from all over the world. Views from the summit have been voted the best views in the UK.



For this challenge we take Llanberis Path.

The Llanberis Path is 4.5 miles long (9 miles ascent and descent) with 975 metres of height gain. This usually takes 5 – 7 hours to complete.

You can find out more about Snowdon and the Llanberis Path here.

You will meet your leader around 4 – 5 hours before sunset. Timings and itinerary will be sent to you in your Information Pack 2 – 3 weeks before your challenge.

If you would like to arrange your own Snowdon Sunrise (or Sunset) Challenge using one of the other paths on Snowdon or a different mountain please get in touch.

Please see our Mountain Kit List.

During the Covid-19 pandemic you will also need to bring other PPE, please see here for details.

You will be sent an Information Pack 2-3 weeks before with all up to date details for 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).

Our Snowdon Sunrise Challenge is available between March and October.

You can find ‘Open’ dates by visiting our Events page and clicking on the ‘Calendar’ link.

We also have a nuber of Charity Challenges through out the year. You can also find these on our Events page.

If you have a specific date in mind or would like to arrange a date for your own charity please Contact us.

Snowdon Sunrise Photos

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