Climb 5 challenging peaks in beautiful Snowdonia on a fabulous off the beaten track route that will take most people around 9 hours to complete. The route starts and finished in Llanberis and takes in the mountains of Moel Eilio, Foel Goch, Moel Cynghorion, Snowdon and Garnedd Ugain.
This tough challenge in the Snowdonia National Park will take you up the highest mountain in Wales ‘the long way around’ taking the path less trodden and taking in another four high level summits along the way. This route is beautiful and satisfying as you ascent gradually and work ever closer to your goal taking in the fantastic views as you ascend. The total ascent is over 1350 metres. This is a hard challenge and should not be taken lightly. The terrain is somewhat varied involving with some steep ascents and descents. This challenge is suitable for those who are physically fit. It is envisaged that this challenge will take most groups between 7 and 9 hours to complete but this will vary according to the conditions and the ability of the group. Over the course of the day your fellow participants will become life long friends as you all work together as a team to take on some of the highest peaks in Wales.
We will be running this special open event in 2017 on Saturday 20th May and Saturday 8th July. You can sign up as an individual, a couple or a small group. We can also offer group discounts on this date.
Or if you prefer we can arrange an exclusive event just for your group on a date of your choosing! If you would like to book an exclusive event just contact us.
Arriving in Llanberis you will meet your team and have an introduction and briefing about the event from the mountain leader team. Then the challenge begins! you will depart south out of Llanberis and past some ancient hut circles. The ascent of Moel Eilio is reasonably gentle and steady but takes you up gradually towards the summit at 726m. The ridgeline takes you eastwards as you descend slightly and then ascend the second peak of the day Foel Goch (605m). You will descent more steeply this time to the saddle at the head of the Maesgwm valley and then head up the south west flank of Moel Cynghorion (674m). From here you descend steeply again and then join the western ridge of Snowdon and follow the Snowdon ranger path to the summit of the highest point in Wales (1085m).
Here you can enjoy the fine views and ascent the large summit cairn.
After a break you will head northwards towards the final peak of the day Garnedd Ugain (1065m) with a short sharp ascent to the top you can appreciate the satisfaction of knowing it is ‘all downhill from here’. The final descent down the Llanberis path is steep and rocky so you will need to keep your wits about you as your legs will be tired but you will descend quickly and soon you will see Llanberis and the end of this full day challenge. You can celebrate your achievement in lovely Llanberis in the company of friends you will have made during the day.
What kit should participants bring?
This is an upland challenge so appropriate walking equipment is require including waterproof jacket and trousers, walking boots with ankle support and no jeans. Full details of what to bring will be provided in a kit list.
Who will be leading the activities?
We have a great team of experienced, enthusiastic and fully qualified Mountain Leaders who will look after participants throughout the challenge. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of the group and of course to ensure that everyone in the group has a great time.
Will meals be provided?
No, participants must being their own packed lunch and snacks.
How fit do participants need to be?
Participants should be reasonably fit when taking part in this big walk. Whilst participants do not need to have hillwalking experience to complete this challenge, a reasonable level of fitness with some training undertaken on some slopes to ensure participants get the most out of the day and give themselves the best opportunity to complete the route.
Do we need to book accommodation?
It is a long day for participants not used to hillwalking so staying the night before or after the event can be a good idea. We can assist with booking accommodation and can help you get preferential rates with some local accommodation providers so please contact us for more details.
Event cost includes experienced and knowledgeable walk guide services, insurance, fully risk assessed planning and the guarantee of an enjoyable and safe grand-day-out in the beautiful Snowdonia national park.
If you wish to raise money for charity we can discuss with you an appropriate fundraising target for the event or per person based upon own experience.