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Dynamo Snowdon Triple Challenge

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Highlights

  • Exclusive trip for Dynamo employees only in support of Mental Health UK
  • Snowdon Triple Challenge – Bike it. Hike it. Paddle it.
  • Conquer 33 miles in one day with cycling 22 miles, hiking 9 miles and kayaking 2 miles
  • Tackle all terrains with two boots, a bike and a boat in the wildness of Wales
  • Journey from the sea to summit of Snowdonia
  • Stand on the peak of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England & Wales at 1,085m
  • Bike & kayak hire all included
  • Raise £250 per person in sponsorship to help people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers.

Overview

The Dynamo Snowdon Triple Challenge is exclusively for employees of Dynamo only and being held in support of Mental Health UK. 

Your multi activity challenge will see you conquer 33 miles in 1 day under your own steam using bikes, boots and boats. Starting with a two-wheeled journey from the picturesque coastline and winding it’s way through the back door into Snowdonia National Park. Your journey takes you past the historic Caernarfon Castle, along beautiful cycle paths and through the rolling Welsh countryside and quaint villages with the peak of Snowdon looming in the distance.

Arriving at the base of the mountain you’ll swap your bikes for boots and begin your ascent of the highest peak in Wales, the mighty Snowdon at 1085m. You’ll ascend via one of the more quieter routes, the Snowdon Ranger Path on the west side of the mountain which carves its way through picturesque farmlands, past beautiful lakes and then follows the ridgeline all the way to the summit. On reaching the peak, there’s time for a summit photo snap and a quick breather before your descent to the northwest via the more gradual Llanberis Path, finishing in Llanberis itself.

The grand finale of the day will see you paddling around Llyn Padarn, completing a large circuit of the lake, to smash through the finish line and celebrate with a glass of bubbles with your fellow teammates. Snowdon Triple Challenge complete!

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Evening prior

ARRIVE IN SNOWDONIA

Make your own way to the hotel in  Caernarfon and overnight. There is free car-parking on premises. At approx 18:30 you will meet your Adventurous Ewe Leader for a briefing to ensure you’re ready for the next day.

If you are planning to catch a taxi from Bangor train station to Caernarfon, please note the taxi’s only take cash payments. We recommend booking your taxi with Snowdonia Taxi’s. Tel: 07800 649 548.

You are most welcome to have dinner at the hotel or we will provide a list of recommended local restaurants once you have booked.

Included
Accommodation: Hotel (twin share basis)
Meals: Not included

Day 1

ADVENTURE DAY

Bike – approx. 16 miles 
Trek – approx. 9 miles (945m ascent & 1060m descent)
Kayak – approx. 2 miles

Following a hearty Welsh breakfast, you’ll meet at the front of the hotel for your bike allocation and safety briefing. It’s then time to jump in the saddle to start pedalling a stunning route from the picturesque coastline and winding it’s way through the back door into Snowdonia National Park. Your journey takes you past the historic Caernarfon Castle, along beautiful cycle paths and through the rolling Welsh countryside and quaint villages with the peak of Snowdon looming in the distance.

Arriving at the base of the mountain you’ll swap your bikes for boots, collect your homemade packed lunch and begin your ascent of the highest peak in Wales, the mighty Snowdon at 1085m. You’ll ascend via one of the more quieter routes, the Snowdon Ranger Path on the west side of the mountain which carves its way through picturesque farmlands, past beautiful lakes and then follows the ridgeline all the way to the summit. On reaching the peak, there’s time for a victory photo and a quick breather before your descent to the northwest via the more gradual Llanberis Path, finishing in Llanberis itself.

The grand finale of the day will see you paddling around Llyn Padarn, completing a large circuit of the lake, to smash through the finish line and celebrate with a glass of bubbles with your fellow teammates. Challenge complete!

Included
Equipment: Bike & helmet, kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid
Meals: Breakfast, homemade packed lunch and snacks

Trip Extensions

Extend your stay in Snowdonia

If you wish to extend your stay in Snowdonia, we can help you with plenty of recommendations of things to do & see and places to stay & eat.

There’s many other areas of Snowdonia which are worth exploring and some great adventures to be had if your time permits. Please contact us for more info or to make any bookings for the trip extensions below:

Both Jim and Sue have plenty of helpful tips and local knowledge to make your stay in Snowdonia a memorable one. Feel free to chat to us directly for bookings or for any more info on extending your stay. Email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Carbon Footprint

We’ve crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of the Snowdon Multi Activity, and plant or protect enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What’s the number?
It works out on average at 29kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, leaders, crew and office operations.

The only thing not included is travel to Snowdonia. Given that our beloved guests travel from all parts of the UK for this adventure we have no way of reliably knowing their travel plans therefore we’re unable to include an individual number in the figure on display here.

What does the number mean?
To give you a snapshot of the numbers:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you).
  • A return economy class flight London – New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air over a period of 5 – 10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our adventures are relatively low-carbon by design, and we’re working to develop long term carbon reduction plan. Following much research into climate change organisations, we carefully selected to support the environmental charity, Cool Earth. They’re a sustainable operation and work with rainforest communities across the globe to halt deforestation and it’s impact on climate change. We invest 1% of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects world-wild with Cool Earth.

On a local level, we’re an ongoing business member of the Snowdonia Society, plus Jim and Sue, together with some of our local leaders, also help the Society with their local projects such as planting native trees in Snowdonia. This is to help preserve the landscape and enhance wildlife habitat here in Snowdonia.

Want to know more?
We believe that with great travel, comes even greater responsibility. Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. It employs more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs. At Adventurous Ewe we believe that our type of small scale, positive impact tourism can bring benefits to many communities, help preserve the environments we travel to see, and provide real and positive social exchanges. Here is our plan to do our part towards helping reduce factors that we can contributing to climate change as part of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency.

 

Why go

Homegrown multi activity adventure

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods, we’re keen to promote adventures on home ground particularly to help support the local tourism industry here whilst also giving you the chance to get out and explore our incredible Snowdonian landscapes in a safe and fun manner. Plus the added bonus of supporting the vital work of Mental Health UK amidst such challenging times.

This multi activity has been designed to deliver an amazing experience and showcase the some of the most stunning landscapes across Snowdonia whilst also giving you the chance to step out of your comfort zone and gain a greater understanding of the mountains, local environments and communities. Plus you can experience different activities, learn new skills and traverse across Snowdonia National Park under your own power with bikes, boots & boats.

Logistics

The Snowdon Triple Challenge was created by Adventurous Ewe and is proudly our flagship adventure right here in our own backyard of Snowdonia National Park. Chief Ewe, Jim Young, developed this multi-activity adventure in order to showcase both the well known and hidden pockets of this stunning area, plus give you the chance to experience a variety of fun activities along the way.

In teams of up to 10 people, you will complete each leg of the challenge and there will be a checkpoint in between where you will have access to your small kit bag in order to change your clothing and shoes. These checkpoints will also provide you with snacks to refuel, a local home-made packed lunch and you’ll have the chance to refill your water bottles and flasks.

All equipment hire is included – bikes, helmets, double sit-on-top kayaks, buoyancy aids & paddles. When booking on to this challenge, please let us know your height details so we can organise the correct sized bike for you or if you wish to bring your own bike & helmet, please let us know in advance. Rest assured all the equipment that we supply will be hygienically cleaned and sanitised and was not used 72 hours before you use it and will not be used for the next 72 hours. You are welcome to bring your own bike and helmet if you wish.

For any questions, please get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Pre-trip info

On booking onto the Dynamo Snowdon Triple Challenge, you will receive all the exciting event info via our free mobile travel app.

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Pre-trip support
Adventurous Ewe

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on the Snowdon Multi Activity and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the UK in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

Plus having created this adventure, both Jim and Sue are best placed to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small. We’re here to help every step of the way.

Mental Health UK

Once you’ve registered the friendly fundraising team at Mental Health UK will be in touch to support you on your fundraising journey. You can expect:

  • Free fundraising toolkit with tips and ideas to push you to the finish line
  • Branded merchandise to help you with your fundraising
  • Mental Health UK t-shirt so you can proudly represent us at your event
  • Regular email updates with all the information you’ll need
  • A friendly team to support you all the way

For more info, simply click here or email: Events@mentalhealth-uk.org

Safety and well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority.

The Dynamo Snowdon Triple Challenge will require preparation as the event is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zone and achieve something great. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place. Your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page. 

Leaders & crew

You will be accompanied by certified and local Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew throughout each activity during the Dynamo Snowdon Triple Challenge

They’re a friendly bunch with a huge level of care and a great sense of humour. Rest assured they are fully experienced and remote first aid qualified. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of your group.

Leaders will carry safety equipment and first aid kits with them at all times. Please note, these kits are for emergencies only so please come prepared with your own personal first aid items.

The Leaders and Crew will also be in constant radio communication with the support vehicle throughout your adventure.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group adventures to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety & well-being and to make your experience more authentic.

Dynamo are looking at a group of 30 people to take part in the Snowdon Triple Challenge. You will be divided into teams of 10 people and each team will be accompanied by a leader for each activity.

Group management

The Dynamo Snowdon Triple Challenge is a team event and not designed to be an individual competitive race. You will be taking part in teams of up to 10 people with a dedicated Leader. We encourage team spirit and support of each other to ensure everyone has the best opportunity to complete the challenge and enjoy the journey along the way too. These events are a fantastic way to meet like-minded people, share an incredible adventure, raise sponsorship for Mental Health UK whilst being accompanied and supported by friendly and experienced Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew.

Level of difficulty

The Dynamo Snowdon Triple Challenge is graded as ‘Moderate to Tough’ dependent on weather conditions. Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this adventure. A good level of fitness, endurance and some gritty determination will help you conquer each of the activities.

Bike section: the cycling is on roads and cycle paths and can be completed on road, hybrid or mountain bikes. The route is undulating with one big hill climb and should take approx. 2 hours to complete.

Trekking section: the route follows established paths which are rocky and uneven. There are no technical climbing sections. Hiking boots are highly recommended given the uneven terrain and mountainous weather conditions. The trek should take approx. 5 – 6 hours to complete.

Kayaking section: previous kayaking experience is not required for this challenge as full instruction and support will be provided. As a safety precaution we recommend that you’re able to swim 25m in distance. If you are not a confident swimmer please let us know so we can make the necessary plans. The kayak should take approx. 45 mins – 1 hour to complete.

Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this challenge.

Training

A bespoke multi activity training programme will be provided when join the team for this adventure to help you with your preparations.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you register or feel free to check out the Trip Notes which details the kit list. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential together with a good quality waterproof jacket AND trousers. An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent outdoor retailers Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel on registering for this event.

Hire bikes & helmets and all kayaking equipment is supplied. Rest assured all the equipment that we supply will be hygienically cleaned and sanitised and was not used 72 hours before you use it and will not be used for the next 72 hours. You are welcome to bring your own bike and helmet if you wish.

Exclusive kit discount codes

To help you get the very best from your multi activity adventure we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in independent UK outdoor retailers Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel, both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and the Dynamo Snowdon Triple Challenge.

Weather

The weather in the mountains in Snowdonia can change rapidly so it is essential that you are prepared for all conditions including rain, wind and heat. In the week leading up to your trip we recommend checking the Mountain Weather Information Service. You will also receive weather updates via our mobile travel app.

Please note, the Leader/s reserve the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it as your safety and wellbeing is our top priority at all times.  In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

Accommodation

1 night’s accommodation is included in a 3 star hotel the night prior to your event on a twin share basis. The hotel is located in the coastal town of Caernarfon. Free car parking is available at the hotel or it is a 20 minute taxi journey from Bangor Train Station.

The rooms are allocated on a twin share (share and save basis) however if you would prefer a single room, please let us know and we will arrange this for you dependent on availability. There is a single room supplement cost of £25 per person. To book a single room, please select this through the booking process or email us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Please note, dinner is at your own expense allowing you the flexibility to eat where you wish. Recommendations will be provided on booking.

Getting there

You will need to make your own way to the hotel in Caernarfon by car or train. The closest train station is Bangor and it is a 20 minute taxi journey from there to Caernarfon. If you are driving, there is free car parking available at the hotel.

Further information will be provided when you sign up for this challenge.

Food & drinks

Breakfast and a home-made packed lunch of local produce and checkpoint snacks are included in your adventure. 

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when booking on to this trip. Please note, dinner is not provided on the night of your arrival to allow you the flexibility of arrival time and food preferences. Local restaurant recommendations will be provided on booking.

Please bring your own water bottles or camelbaks/platypus (or similar) and flasks (if you wish to take a hot drink during your challenge) and fill in the hotel and refill at the checkpoints to avoid the need of purchasing plastic water bottles.

Loos

There are toilet facilities at the start and finish of your challenge in the hotel. There are also toilet facilities at both checkpoints. Please note, the loos at the first checkpoint are very basic so it is worthwhile bringing your own biodegradable loo paper.

There is also a cafe located on the summit of Snowdon which has toilet facilities available.

Sponsorship info

Registration fee of £75 per person which Dynamo are paying for their employees

Sponsorship pledge of £250 per person for Mental Health UK. This money is to be sent directly to Mental Health UK. 80% of your sponsorship (£200) must be received by Mental Health UK no later than 5 weeks prior to the event date. The remaining 20% (£50) must be received by Mental Health UK no later than 4 weeks after the event date. 

Mental Health UK will provide you with fundraising support and guidance.

Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through our free mobile travel app. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:

Facebook: @adventurousewe
Instagram: adventurousewe
Twitter: @adventurousewe
LinkedIn: Adventurous-Ewe-Ltd
Youtube: Adventurous Ewe

You are most welcome to use the hashtags
#ewecandoit #thisflockrock #adventurousewe

Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media during this time. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required. Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on 07747 346 588.

Our environmental charity partners

Snowdonia Society
Locally, we help support the vital work of the Snowdonia Society who since 1967 continues to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.

Cool Earth
We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

Thank-ewe (diolch).

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What's Included?

Before your trip:

  • Personalised support in the lead up to your trip from Adventurous Ewe
  • Exclusive discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei sustainable athletic apparel
  • Multi Activity Training guide and discount code for personal trainer programmes
  • All trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and safety management.

During your trip:

  • Cycle & Mountain Leaders and Kayak Instructors
  • One night’s accommodation in Caernarfon (twin share basis)  
  • Hire bikes and helmets 
  • Kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids
  • Kayak briefing, instruction & support on the lake
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Entrance permission to national parks & lake
  • Snacks, water and homemade packed lunch supplier by an independent local caterer who uses local produce following strict hygiene procedures
  • Luggage and bike transfer from cycling & trekking transition point
  • Complimentary celebratory fizz on completion of the challenge
  • All trip management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post adventure.

What's Not Included?

  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Getting to the start and finish of the event
  • Dinner on the night of arrival
  • Single room supplement @ £25 per person dependent on availability
  • Personal spending money.

Local Support in Snowdonia

As part of the Snowdonia National Park Authority Partneriaeth Yr Wyddfa Partnership, we are an accredited Snowdon Visit Specialist. We are also a corporate partner of the Snowdonia Society and help support their vital work who since 1967 continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.

Sustainable and Responsible Trip Management

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering events in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures and events to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the ethical event management features embedded in our Snowdon Multi Activity Adventure are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Leaders and who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Our lunch packs are home-made by local providers using local produce wherever possible and do not contain any plastic packaging
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible as we refill water bottles and flasks
  • We do not use route markers on the mountain
  • Where possible, our Leaders collect any rubbish scene on the mountain
  • We recycle and reuse wherever possible
  • We always operate by our ‘Leave no travel ethos’ – Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.
  • By taking part in this trip you are helping us support the climate change charity, Cool Earth, and local environmental charity, the Snowdonia Society.
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