Conquer Snowdon at night

Join Team Christie in May 2021 for the ultimate night-time adventure to the summit of the famous Mount Snowdon.

On this awe-inspiring night-time challenge, you’ll explore England and Wales’ highest mountain. Trekking to the peak of Mount Snowdon at 1,085m, you'll only have torches to light your way and the moon as your back drop.

Soaring over the village of Llanberis, Snowdon (Yr Wydd Fa) is part of the majestic mountain range in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The trek to the top will be challenging, inspiring and thrilling.

With first class support and expertise from mountain guides, you won't need any previous trek experience.

Every pound you raise on the Snowdon at Night challenge will support the redevelopment of our radiology department. The department provides vital CT scans throughout a person’s cancer care, touching the lives of every patient who comes to The Christie.

If you love a challenge, are thirsty for adventure and want to support the fight against cancer, come and join Team Christie today.

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FAQs

When does the trek take place?

The trek will take place from Saturday 8 May to Sunday 9 May 2021.

What do I have to do to take part?

Simply sign up online with Global Adventure Challenges and pay your £30 registration fee. We will then be in touch after receiving your registration and will send you a fundraising pack in the post.

How can I reach the fundraising target?

We know that committing to raise a specific amount can seem a bit daunting which is why our team are here to support your event step of the way. We’d recommend starting off by creating a JustGiving page and sharing this around family, friends and colleagues.

When do I have to pay in my sponsorship?

You will need to raise a minimum of £300 in total. However The Christie must receive 80% of the minimum sponsorship (£240) 6 weeks before departure in order to confirm your place on the challenge. The remainder of your fundraising must be with us within 4 weeks of the event taking place.

Who organises the challenge?

The challenge is operated by Global Adventure Challenges, ATOL 6506 - booking conditions apply.

How fit do I need to be?

Global Adventure Challenges’ advice is that you need to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to take part, but you do not need to be ‘super fit’ or a professional athlete! It is suggested that you slowly build up your fitness levels in the lead up to your challenge.

What will the hike be like?

The challenge has been graded as ‘tough’ by Global Adventure Challenges. A ‘tough’ trek features more demanding activities and the days are generally longer and harder than a challenge graded as ‘challenging’.

The paths we use are generally well maintained and vary from steps, steep inclines or gradual slopes, to more rocky ground. In wet weather it can be slippery in places, and in some areas it can be easy to lose the path.

In the dark it’s easier to lose your footing or become disoriented, so we take it easy. There will be marshals or lit markers on any sections of the route which are not clear.

What do I need to bring?

Be prepared for any weather! It could be clear, raining, windy, warm or cold – or a mixture of all of them! The weather at the bottom of the mountain is very unlikely to be the same as at the top - expect it to be very cold at the summit at night. You will enjoy the trekking more if your equipment keeps you warm and comfortable! 

Why is the registration fee non-refundable?

The registration fee forms part of the total challenge cost and is used by Global Adventure Challenges to process your registration, vet your medical form and also to secure suppliers linked with your challenge. It is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another participant under any circumstance. We strongly suggest you get travel insurance immediately after registration to cover this cost element of your challenge.

Itinerary

SNOWDON AT NIGHT

Day 1: Saturday 8 May 

We meet in Llanberis in the evening for event registration and briefing. Walking straight to the start we use the Llanberis Path and our ascent should take approximately 5-7 hours.

The Llanberis path roughly follows the Snowdon Mountain Railway and has relatively good conditions for trekking so is the perfect route to take for our night time challenge. We’ll be using our head torches to light our way and the tranquillity of experiencing this mountain at night will never be forgotten

Day 2: Sunday 9 May 

We celebrate our achievements once we summit and begin our descent using the same trail. The descent will take approx. 2-3 hours and upon reaching our finish line in Llanberis, we celebrate with a well-earned breakfast. Trekking distance – approx. 9 miles Please note this is a complex itinerary, and is subject to change.

Trek distance - approx. 9.5 miles 

Itinerary correct at the time of publishing, and can be subject to change.

Key Info

When

8 to 9 May 2021

Where

Mt Snowdon, Wales

Cost

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