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Rethink Mental Illness Snowdon Triple Challenge

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Highlights

  • Snowdon Triple Challenge for Rethink Mental Illness – Bike it. Hike it. Paddle it.
  • Tackle all terrains as you cycle, trek and kayak in the wildness of Wales
  • Conquer the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England & Wales at 1,085m
  • Experience the beauty and the brawn of the legendary Welsh landscape
  • Bike & kayak hire are all included
  • Tackle this epic landscape all in support of Rethink Mental Illness
  • Fundraise £350pp to help provide a better life for people with mental illness
  • New safety and well-being guidelines are in place for this adventure.

Overview

This is the ‘Year of Outdoors’ in Wales and what better way to discover and experience the rugged landscape of Snowdonia National Park than with this cycling, trekking and kayaking adventure.

Your journey by bike will take you along the beautiful shores of Llyn Padarn before tackling an incline as you pass through Welsh villages to then sweep through green farmlands to swap your bikes for boots. It’s now that the mighty Snowdon calls with an ascent via the quieter route of the Snowdon Ranger Path to the peak at 1085 metres before the descent via the Llanberis Path to lead you to back to the shores of Llyn Padarn. Following a kayak briefing it’s time to paddle the stunning glacial formed lake and look back at the peak you have just conquered. 

You don’t have to be a pro at cycling or kayaking, just have an adventurous spirit which will see you conquer this 24.5-mile route in the epic Snowdonia landscape. Plus enjoy a home-made packed lunch with locally sourced products.

Registration fee: £55 per person payable on signing up 

Sponsorship: £350 per person sponsorship pledge for Rethink Mental Illness. Please send all sponsorship monies directly to Rethink Mental Illness. Thank you

We look forward to welcoming you to our homeland of Snowdonia.

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Day 1 - Evening

Arrive in Snowdonia

Make your own way to the colourful mountain village of Llanberis in Snowdonia National Park for the start of your Snowdon Triple Challenge. 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 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 £50 per person. Please note, dinner is at your own expense allowing you the flexibility to eat where you wish.

Your adventure briefing will be provided via digital format prior to the big weekend.

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

Day 2

Adventure time
Bike – approx 10 miles (220m ascent & 180m descent)
Trek – approx 9 miles (945m ascent & 1060m descent)
Kayak – approx 2.5 miles

Following an early breakfast, we’ll meet at 8.30am in Llanberis and split into teams of no more than 10 people per team for your bike allocations and safety briefing. It’s then time to jump in the saddle to start pedalling a stunning route around Snowdonia National Park. Your journey takes you along the shores of Llyn Padarn, through beautiful 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. You’ll ascend via one of the more quieter routes, the Snowdon Ranger Trail 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!

All being well, you should finish around 4.00pm – 5.00pm

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 and see and places to stay and 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.

Logistics

The Snowdon Multi Activity Adventure 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 the Snowdon Triple Challenge, you’ll receive all the exciting event info via our free mobile travel app or online webpage. You’ll have access to your itinerary, training guide, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24/7 via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead. A’ppy days.

Pre-trip support

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 Rethink Mental Illness Snowdon Triple Challenge 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.

Support from Rethink Mental Illness

  • Free Rethink Mental Illness t-shirt
  • Tips and advice on your trek
  • Support on your fundraising journey

 

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 Rethink Mental Illness Snowdon Triple Challenge will require preparation as the event is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zone and achieve something amazing. 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.

Adventurous Ewe Leaders & Crew

You will be accompanied by certified and local Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew throughout each activity during your 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.

The minimum group size for this trip to run is 10 people. The maximum group size is 40 people.

You are most welcome to join the Rethink Mental Illness Snowdon Triple Challenge as a group of family, friends, colleagues, a private bubble or as a solo adventurer. If you have a group of over 10 people, we would be more than happy to run a private event for your team, your charity or your company. You are also welcome to use this trek as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke trek, we’d love to hear from you at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.  

Group Management

The Rethink Mental Illness 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 and share an incredible adventure whilst being accompanied and supported by friendly and experienced Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew.

Level of Difficulty

The 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 hill climb and should take approx. 1 hour 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. This includes info, videos and an exclusive discount code for a 28 day kettlebell training programme which is ideal for strength and endurance training. This programme is also perfect for people who are tight on time. 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 Snowdon Multi Activity.

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, Vamoos.

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

Your travel package includes 1 night’s accommodation in a 3 star hotel the night prior to your event. We use two different hotels, one located in the colourful mountain village of Llanberis and the other in the coastal town of Caernarfon. Free car parking is available at both hotels 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 £50 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.

Getting there

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

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

Food & drinks

Your adventure includes breakfast at your hotel and a home-made packed lunch of local produce and checkpoint snacks.

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.

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.

Water-to-Go bottles

The impact of single use plastic is having on our landscape, wildlife and oceans, it is now more important than ever that we all make changes in order to help our planet. We may not be a huge global company but we’re passionate about playing our part and trying to make a huge difference collectively. Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

You can make a difference too with taking part in this Multi Activity and purchasing one of these environmentally friendly reusable alternative bottles compared to single-use plastic water bottles. Grab a Water-to-Go bottle through Adventurous Ewe and receive a 15% discount. Even better, Water-to-Go will donate a further 15% to our charity partner, Cool Earth. For more info please click here or email us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk to buy your Water-To-Go bottle.

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.

Sponsorship Info

Registration fee: £55 per person payable on signing up and non refundable

Sponsorship: £350 per person sponsorship pledge for Rethink Mental Illness. Please send all sponsorship monies directly to Rethink Mental Illness. Thank you

Book with Confidence
Flexible date changes
If you need to cancel or change your booking 60 days or more before departure you can make flexible date changes to any other Adventurous Ewe UK challenges, subject to availability, without incurring any admin fees.
 
Financial protection
If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection through our insurance company. What’s more, in the very unlikely event of Adventurous Ewe going under, you’ll get your money back.
 
Secure online payments
All bookings can be made online with Mastercard, Visa and debit card or via BACS. We use WorldPay to handle all our online payments as it is a payment platform which is a global leader in payment processing offering superior security for both you and us as a company.
 
Adventure info available through our mobile app 24/7
On booking your adventure, you will receive all the exciting event information via our mobile travel app. You’ll have access to your itinerary, training guide, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24/7 via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead.
Stay connected

All your event information will be sent to you through a travel mobile app via Vamoos which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

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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 charity partner-sheeps: Snowdonia Society and Cool Earth

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).

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 17, 2021
2 Days Available £55.00 £55.00 Book Now

What's Included?

Pre-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
  • Triple Challenge Training guide and discount code for personal trainer programmes
  • All trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Digital trip briefing sent before your arrival in Snowdonia
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and safety management.

On your trip:

  • One night’s hotel accommodation (twin share basis). Single room supplement available at £50 per person, dependent on availability
  • Cycle & Mountain Leaders and Kayak Instructors
  • Hire bikes and helmets included
  • 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
  • Breakfast, snacks, water and homemade packed lunch during your challenge
  • Luggage and bike transfer from cycling & trekking transition point
  • Complimentary celebratory fizz on completion of the challenge
  • All challenge management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post event.

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 @ £50 per person dependent on availability
  • Accommodation on the Saturday night. We can arrange this for you at an additional cost of around £60 per person subject to availability. If you would like to stay an extra night, please contact us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk
  • Personal spending money.

Local Support of 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.  

Ethical 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 Triple Challenge 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 operate a ‘leave no trace’ ethos.
Location
UK
Duration
1 day & 1 night
Difficulty
Cost From
£55.00