This is a tough mountain challenge in the Snowdonia National Park, which will take you to the highest peak in Wales ‘the long way around’. We will take a less trodden route and bag another four high level summits along the way. This route is beautiful and satisfying, rewarding you with panoramic views as you gradually work ever closer to your goal.
The challenge is suitable for those who are physically fit; it is a hard challenge and should not be taken lightly. The terrain is mountainous with steep climbs and descents, you will cover around 20kms with 1600 metres of ascent and it is envisaged that this challenge will take most groups between 7 and 9 hours to complete. This will vary according to the conditions and the ability of the group, it is a full on mountain day.
You will meet the Leader Team early in the morning at the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre Carpark in Llanberis after the event briefing and kit check we will start the challenge by steadily climbing out of Llanberis passing passing ancient hut circles and abandon slate mines a silent legacy to Llanberis’s past.
Our first summit is that of Moel Eilio (726m) where we can take the opportunity to catch our breathe and view the route ahead. The ridgeline takes us eastwards to the second peak of the day Foel Goch (605m). The team will then drop down to the saddle to the head of the Maesgwm valley and then work their way up the south west flank of Moel Cynghorion (674m) the third peak.
From Moel Cynghorion we descend rapidly to 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 extensive views of Snowdonia and Anglesey. After the obligatory photo break we 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 in places so you will need to keep your wits about you as your legs will be tired but you will be back in Llanberis having completed this exciting full day challenge.
To enquire about this challenge and book please contact us
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 essential items 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 do not need to have any hill walking experience to undertake this challenge but a reasonable level of fitness is required to 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 hill walking 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 qualified Mountain Leaders, insurance, fully risk assessed planning and the guarantee of an enjoyable and safe day out in the mountains.