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Trek Snowdon for Mental Heath UK

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Highlights

  • Trek to the highest point in Wales for Mental Health UK 
  • Conquer the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England & Wales at 1,085m
  • Experience two sides of Snowdon – ascent via Snowdon Ranger Path & descent via Llanberis Path
  • Enjoy the beauty and the brawn of the legendary Welsh landscape
  • Accompanied by friendly and local Mountain Leaders
  • Fundraise £150pp to help support people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers
  • New safety and well-being guidelines are in place for this adventure
  • We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful homeland of Wales and supporting Mental Health UK, now more than ever.

Overview

Trek to the ‘roof of Wales’ as you tackle the highest peak, Snowdon at 1085m, in support of Mental Health UK. Meeting your local and friendly Adventurous Ewe Mountain Leader in Llanberis, you’ll be transferred to the base of the Snowdon Ranger Path for the start of your summit bid. Taking the quieter route of the Snowdon Ranger you’ll pass through Welsh mountain farmlands before witnessing some incredible views of the valleys below as you make your way to the summit. Your descent is then via the more gradual Llanberis Path giving you the chance to experience two different aspects of this well renowned mountain. This will also allow you to park in designated parking areas in Llanberis or catch a bus or taxi from the nearest train station at Bangor. Plus there are plenty of accommodation options if you wish to stay the night before and/or after your trek and according to your preference, where you feel most comfortable and according to your budget.

Registration fee: £25 per person, payable on signing up 

Sponsorship: £150 per person sponsorship pledge for Mental Health UK. Please send all sponsorship monies directly to Mental Health UK. Thank you

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

 

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Day 1

You’ll meet your Adventurous Ewe Leader in Llanberis before being transferred by private hire vehicle to the base of the Snowdon Ranger Path ready for your mountain ascent.

To give you a better experience of trekking Snowdon and to reduce our impact on local communities and the mountain environment itself, we ascend via the much quieter Snowdon Ranger Path and descend via the Llanberis Path.

Armed with a full trek briefing and a home-made packed lunch, you’ll start your quest to conquer the highest peak in Wales.

Ascent via Snowdon Ranger Path

Your climb will start on the quieter route of the Snowdon Ranger path, which is thought to be the earliest of the six main routes to the summit. The path climbs gradually up to, and around the slopes of Moel Cynghorion to Bwlch Cwm Brwynog. The views of the valleys below are breath-taking. The trail then climbs steeply over the shoulder above Clogwyn Du’r Arddu before merging with the Llanberis path, and then on to the summit at 1,085metres. From the highest point in Wales your view will take in the surrounding lakes and cwms and, weather permitting, some of the most extensive views in the British Isles. On a clear day you can see four kingdoms, 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands!

Descent via the Llanberis Path

Your descent takes you down the Llanberis Path which is the longest and most gradual path offering fantastic views of Cwm Brwynog, Llanberis and over the Menai Straits towards Anglesey.

From Llanberis you can either be reunited with your vehicle which can be left in a designated car-park or catch a bus or taxi to Bangor Train Station. Or if you wish to extend your stay in Snowdonia, please feel free to contact us as we have plenty of tips and advice. 

Please note, if you catching the train, please book an open ended return ticket.

 

Pre-trek info

On booking your Snowdon Trek, you will receive all the exciting event info via our free mobile travel app, Vamoos. You’ll have access to your trek info, training guide, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, kit lists, accommodation recommendations 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 Snowdon Trek ahead.

Pre-trek support

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 them 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

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 Trek for Mental Health UK 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 team 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 plus with Jim and Sue living in Snowdonia, they’re best placed to fully support you in the lead up to your trek.

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 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, local and friendly Adventurous Ewe Mountain Leader/s on this 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 and local communities, to maximise your safety and well-being and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size for this trek to run is 6 people and the maximum group size is 30 people.

You are most welcome to join the Snowdon Trek as a group of family, friends, colleagues, a private group bubble or as a solo trekker.

If you have a group of between 10 – 30 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trek for your team in support of Mental Health UK. Please note, we do not do mass participation events.

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 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 trek is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people, support Mental Health UK and share an incredible adventure whilst being accompanied by friendly and experienced Adventurous Ewe Leaders.

Snowdon routes

To give you a better experience of trekking Snowdon and to reduce our impact on local communities and the mountain environment itself, we ascend via the much quieter Snowdon Ranger Path and descend via the Llanberis Path.

You will meet your Adventurous Ewe Leader in Llanberis before being transferred by private hire vehicle to the base of the Snowdon Ranger Path.

Ascent via Snowdon Ranger Path

Your climb will start on the quieter route of the Snowdon Ranger path, which is thought to be the earliest of the six main routes to the summit. The path climbs gradually up to, and around the slopes of Moel Cynghorion to Bwlch Cwm Brwynog. The views of the valleys below are breath-taking. The trail then climbs steeply over the shoulder above Clogwyn Du’r Arddu before merging with the Llanberis path, and then on to the summit at 1,085metres. From the highest point in Wales your view will take in the surrounding lakes and cwms and, weather permitting, some of the most extensive views in the British Isles. On a clear day you can see four kingdoms, 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands!

Descent via the Llanberis Path

Your descent takes you down the Llanberis Path which is the longest and most gradual path offering fantastic views of Cwm Brwynog, Llanberis and over the Menai Straits towards Anglesey.

 

Level of difficulty

The Snowdon 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 Trek is a great intro to mountain trekking as there is no technical sections on our route. A good level of fitness, endurance and some good ole gritty determination is required.

A training programme will be provided on joining this challenge.

Training

A training programme will be provided when you sign up for this 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 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 discount codes

To help you get the very best from your Snowdon 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 your trek of Snowdon.

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 well-being 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 Trek. This is to give you the option to stay where you feel most comfortable, the ability to arrive and depart when you wish and book somewhere that suits your budget. 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 Llanberis where you will meet your Adventurous Ewe Leader for the start of your challenge. The closest train station is Bangor which is an approximate 20 minute journey from Llanberis. Direct trains from London to Bangor are available. Or there is plenty of parking available in designated car-parks for a small fee.

From Llanberis you will be transferred via a private hire vehicle to the base of the Snowdon Ranger Path for the start of your trek. Your descent is via the Llanberis Path taking you back to where you started in Llanberis.

Further information will be provided when you register for this challenge.

Food & drinks

A packed lunch is included for this trek which is supplied by a local caterer using local produce.

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 purchasing plastic water bottles.

Sponsorship info

Deposit of £25 per person is required on booking

Sponsorship pledge of £150 per person for Mental Health UK. Sponsorship money is to be sent directly to Mental Health UK.  60% of your sponsorship (£90) must be received by Mental Health UK no later than 4 weeks prior to the trek start date. The remaining 40% (£60) must be received by Mental Health UK no later than 4 weeks after the trek finish date. 

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

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, Towergate. 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.
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.

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)

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
  • Home made packed lunch provided by a local caterer using local produce
  • Private transfer from Llanberis to the base of the Snowdon Ranger Path
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Health, safety and well-being management

What's Not Included?

  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Transfers to and from the trek start/finish
  • Accommodation. We will provide you with accommodation recommendations or we can organise this for you at an additional cost
  • 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 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 Trek 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
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