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Snowdon by Night Trek

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Highlights 

  • A well renowned mountain trek by day, takes on a real challenge by night
  • Tackle the highest peak in Wales and England, the mighty Snowdon at 1085m at night
  • Under a blanket of stars, experience the wonder and serenity of night trekking
  • On reaching the summit, be rewarded with an unforgettable sunrise illuminating a spectacular mountain landscape
  • Accompanied by friendly local Mountain Leaders
  • Trek with pride knowing that you are helping us continue our support of the Snowdonia Society and Cool Earth
  • Option to have a delicious Welsh breakfast on celebration of your mountain achievement
  • Private bubble trips available for groups over 8 people
  • New safety and well-being guidelines are in place for this adventure
  • We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful homeland of Wales.

Overview

Tackle the highest mountain in England and Wales under a blanket of the night sky. Trekking Snowdon at 1,085 metres during the daylight forms a great challenge, but by using your head torch to light your way with the moon as your back drop, reaching the summit brings an immense sense of achievement to such an iconic feat. Seeing the sunrise across a panoramic mountainous landscape will be a memory to cherish for a lifetime! Upon your descent you will enjoy the awe-inspiring views across Snowdonia National Park and marvel at the distance you covered under the night sky. Trekking with Adventurous Ewe means you not only experience this iconic mountain with locally based Mountain Leaders, your summit will be in support of the Snowdonia Society and Cool Earth. A big win-win and thank ewe.

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Early Evening
EVENING – Saturday
Arrive in Llanberis

Please make your own way to Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales. You can either drive or catch a train. The closest train station is Bangor with direct trains leaving from London Euston, Crewe and Chester and non direct trains are available from other rail stations across the UK. It’s a 20 minute taxi journey from Bangor to Llanberis with plenty of options for accommodation.

More info will be provided when you book on this trek.

Night 1
EARLY MORNING –
Snowdon by night adventure

Meet your local Mountain Leader just after midnight at the Snowdon Railway Station (Llanberis, LL55 4TY). The exact time will be based on when sunrise will be to coincide with your summit bid.

It’s then time to switch on your head torch and set foot along the trail to the summit of Snowdon. Accompanied by your friendly and local Adventurous Ewe Mountain Leader, you’ll ascend via the Llanberis Path, the most gradual and clearest hiking route to the peak of Wales’ highest mountain.

Under a blanket of night sky filled with stars and the glow of the moon, your route winds it’s way towards the summit of Snowdonia National Park. The Park Authority has ensured an International Dark Sky Reserve status for Snowdonia of which there are just ten of these magical reserves in the world. Meaning that on a clear night you can see the Milky Way, all the major constellations, nebulas (bright clouds of gas and dust) and shooting stars. And that’s not all, once near or at the summit you’ll have the chance to marvel at a most spectacular sunrise as the early morning glow starts to illuminate the surrounding mountainous landscape. There’s plenty of time to take photos and celebrate your summit achievement before descending back down via the same route to Llanberis. There’s the option to then make your own arrangements or enjoy a big Welsh breakfast.

Please note, Adventurous Ewe reserves the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons should local conditions dictate.

Please ensure you have all the correct kit with you. Mandatory items include: hiking boots, waterproof jacket (with hood) AND trousers, an additional warm layer, beanie, gloves, head torch with spare batteries and 2L water & snacks.

Pre-trip Info

On booking your Snowdon by Night trek, you will receive all the exciting event information via our mobile travel app, Vamoos. You’ll have access to all your event info, 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.

Pre-Trip Support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service when you book onto the Snowdon by Night Trek. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this night trek 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 trekking challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of exploring the UK whilst Jim having grown up in Snowdonia best places them both to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

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 Snowdon by Night Trek is challenging and requires preparation as it is designed to take you out of their every-day comfort zones 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.

Adventurous Ewe Leaders

You will be accompanied by certified and local Adventurous Ewe Mountain Leader/s on this night trek. Our Leader/s are first aid qualified and have extensive experience in leading expeditions throughout the UK. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of your group. Leaders will carrying full safety equipment and mountain 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. 

Group Size

We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety and wellbeing and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size for this trek to run is 8 people and the maximum group size is 40 people.

You are most welcome to join the Snowdon by Night Trek as a group of family, friends, colleagues, a private group bubble or as a solo trekker. If you have a group of over 10 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trek 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 Snowdon by Night Trek is a team challenge and not designed to be 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. This night trek is 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.

Level of Difficulty

The Snowdon by Night Trek is graded as ‘Medium to Challenging’ and preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this challenge. The Snowdon by Night Trek is a great introduction to night time mountain trekking. A good level of fitness and endurance is required especially since you will be trekking through the night. A training programme will be provided and it is strongly recommended that you have a good quality head torch.

Training

A training programme will be provided when you sign up for this night trek to help you with your preparations. 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 for the Snowdon by Night Trek. 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 challenge.

Exclusive Kit Offers

To help you get the very best from your night trek 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 event you are taking part in.

Weather

The weather in the Welsh mountains 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

There is no accommodation included with your Snowdon by Night Trek. Given that the event is held overnight, we strongly recommend that you get some rest prior to your return journey home, especially if you are driving. A list of recommended accommodation places will be provided when you register for this challenge.

Getting there

You will need to make your own way to the Snowdon Mountain Railway in Llanberis for the start of this night trek. The closest train station is Bangor and it’s an approximate 20 minute journey from there to Llanberis. Direct trains from London to Bangor are available. Further information will be provided when you register for this challenge.

Food & drinks

There is no food or drink included in this package however a post-trek breakfast can be arranged for you at an additional cost.

Please bring your own snacks for the trek and pre-filled water bottles or camelbaks/platypus (or similar) and a flask (if you wish to take a hot drink during your challenge) to avoid the need of using 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 the Snowdon by Night Trek 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 visit https://www.adventurousewe.co.uk/water-to-go-bottle-partner-sheep/ or email us at susan@adventurousewe.co.uk to buy your Water-To-Go bottle.

Payment info

Registration fee of £35 per person is required on booking

Remaining balance of £40 per person is due for payment no later than 6 weeks prior to the trek start date.

Please note, if you need to change your booking 60 days or more before the start date you can make flexible date change, subject to availability, without incurring any admin costs. If you need to cancel your booking 60 days or more before the event start date, you will be issued with a credit note to the value of your payment that you can use for another event of your choice, subject to availability. 

You are welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to do so. All sponsorship monies are to be sent directly to your chosen charity.

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. What’s more, in the very unlikely event of Adventurous Ewe going under, you’ll get your money back and be repatriated if you were on a trip at the time.
 
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 trek info via our free mobile travel app. You’ll have access to all your trek info, 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.
Stay connected

All your Snowdon by Night Trek info 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. For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us on
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Our environment 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 visiting https://www.coolearth.org/campaigns/28292/adventurous-ewe/. 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

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021
1 Days Available £25.00 £75.00 Book Now
Jun 19, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
1 Days Available £25.00 £75.00 Book Now
Jul 10, 2021
Jul 10, 2021
1 Days Available £25.00 £75.00 Book Now
Aug 07, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
1 Days Available £25.00 £75.00 Book Now
Sep 04, 2021
Sep 04, 2021
1 Days Available £25.00 £75.00 Book Now
Sep 11, 2021
Sep 11, 2021
1 Days Available £25.00 £75.00 Book Now

What's Included?

Before your trek:
  • Personalised event support from the Adventurous Ewe team
  • All trek info supplied via our free mobile travel app so you have access to the details 24/7 
  • Training guide
  • Exclusive outdoor kit discounts from independent UK retailers Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessments, safety and emergency management planning.
During your trek:
  • Trek briefing prior to your challenge
  • Certified Local Mountain Leader/s
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Safety and risk management

 

What's Not Included?

  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Transfers to and from the event start/finish
  • Dinner the night prior to your trek
  • Accommodation (if driving to Llanberis, we highly recommend they organise some accommodation in order to get some rest before driving home. We will provide you with accommodation recommendations or we can organise this for you at an additional cost).
  • Breakfast on completion of your trek. This can also be organised at an additional cost.
  • Personal spending money.

Thoughtful and Responsible Travel

Visit Snowdon SpecialistAs 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 Trek 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 By Night Trek are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Leaders and who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible
  • Not using glow sticks or route markers on the mountain which often get left behind or dropped on the route
  • Ensuring we are quiet and have torches turned off whilst walking through Llanberis village at night
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos.
Location
UK
Duration
1 night
Difficulty
Cost From
£75.00