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Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) for Sunrise Challenge

Snowdon – A popular summit trek by day-time, it forms a real challenge by night.

Standing at the summit by moonlight will be an unforgettable experience, as will seeing the sunrise from the mountain slopes as we descend. Witnessing the spectacular landscapes opening up before us as the day grows lighter is a magical and unforgettable experience.

The magic of Snowdon at Sunrise


Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England. Its Welsh name, Yr Wyddfa, means tomb or monument. Legend has it that it is the tomb of the ogre Rhita Gawr, who supposedly met his end when King Arthur climbed to the top of Snowdon and killed him. Snowdon is a part of a close-knit family of jagged peaks and offers views across Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, and Ireland.

Climbing Snowdon is definitely within your reach. We can offer a training plan to help you get ready.

Distance: 9 miles – 14.5Km (there & back)

Ascent: 3,199 feet – 975 metres

Duration: 6 hours

Start/Finish: Snowdon Mountain Railway Station

Parking: Llanberis Community Centre – £8 Pay and Display – Llanberis Community Centre car park


Why take on the challenge


  • Unique team building experience with colleagues and friends
  • Fully guided and supported with highly experienced Mountain Guides.
  • Great opportunity to push yourself and experience stunning landscapes.
  • You’ll be raising money and awareness to help adults and children break free from abuse and free.

On the Day


This event is run by Sky Blue Adventures. The event start time will vary dependent on the time of the year the challenge takes place on

02:45 – Meet Sky Blue Adventures Team at Snowdon mountain railway Station.

03:00 – After a team briefing commence climb on the Llanberis Path

06:00 – Reach Snowdon Summit and enjoy the views from the Summit Café

06:30 – Start descent down the Llanberis Path

09:00 – Arrive in Llanberis and finish challenge

What’s Included


  • Team presentation (if required)
  • Logistics(all transport through out the challenge if required)
  • Highly experienced mountain leaders (fully qualified and first aid trained)
  • Maximum Mountain leader/client ratio of 1 leader / 10 clients
  • Safety equipment (carried by your Mountain Leaders)

What is not included


  • Travel costs to start/finish location
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Drinks and Food

Travelling Up & Weekend Accommodation


  • We recommend you travel up Friday night and book accommodation for the weekend to fully enjoy the whole experience. There are many accommodation options from hostels, hotels or BnBs.
  • Travel to Snowdon and accommodation is not included.


Participation Statement & Safety Policy

We ask anyone booking one of our courses to ensure they have read, understood and agreed to both our Safety Policy and Participation Statement detailed below.

Sky Blue Adventure Safety Policy

Part of our mission is to help educate our clients to the risks involved and make them aware of the processes we use to manage risk. However, it is also important to understand that we can’t remove all risk to clients, instructors or people around us.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identity four ways to demonstrate the competence of leaders. They should hold the relevant national qualification (NGB), hold an equivalent qualification, have received appropriate in-house training or be competent through experience. When Sky Blue Adventure employs freelance staff we ensure that activities are run by holders of appropriate NGB awards.

We hold Public Liability Insurance and freelance instructors either hold individual Public Liability Insurance or, in some situations, are covered under our policy. Clients are recommended to take out personal accident and cancellation insurance.

We ask clients (or parents/guardians booking for under 18’s) to carefully consider whether the activities suit their needs, expectations and capabilities. It is also essential that participants actions conform to any safety guidance and that any distress caused during or resulting from the activity is drawn to the attention of the activity leader.

Sky Blue Adventure Participation Statement

When activities becomes predictable and absolutely safe, they cease to be as exciting. They also cease, by definition, to be an adventure. Adventures have an uncertain outcome and will carry risks.

Going into mountain areas is hazardous, and, when adventurous activities are added, the hazards are inevitably increased. This implies a potential risk of injury or, in extreme circumstances, loss of life. Anyone considering taking part in a course or expedition needs to consider this very seriously and to both take responsibility for their participation and acknowledge and accept these risks.

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) acts on behalf of walkers, climbers and mountaineers in the UK and offers the following participation statement that we ask you to agree to:

“The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”

Events details

Price: £35 sign up fee and a pledge to raise at least £200 for FearFree.

Date: June 9, 2024

Venue: Snowdon Mountain Railway Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TY

Venue: Snowdon Mountain Railway Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TY

Parking:  Llanberis Community Centre

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