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Fri 05 May - Sat 06 May 2023


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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 05 May 2023

Arrival and preparation

The long-awaited adventure begins in the late afternoon in Llanberis, where you will be met by your leaders for a full safety briefing.

Please note that this evening’s meal is NOT included in the price.


Day 2, Sat 06 May 2023

The challenge (approximately 10.5 miles cycling, 9 miles trekking and 2.5 miles kayaking)

After an early start and a hearty breakfast we head into Llanberis, where the cycling part of our journey begins. With Snowdon’s rugged peak behind us, we cycle along the shore of Llyn Padarn passing the slate quarries of the Snowdonia National Park towards Llyn Cwellyn.

Lying between the Snowdon Massif and Mynydd Mawr (Big Mountain), this is where we swap bikes for boots and begin the ascent of Snowdon itself. Though it starts with a gentle climb on the Snowdon Ranger path, the walking soon gets trickier as we are faced by a steep slope as we join the Llanberis Path up to the summit.

Snowdon and its surrounding peaks have been described as true examples of alpine topography and from our elevated viewpoint you can 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!

Descending a long, gradual slope, we will need to dig deep for the adventure’s climax – a 2.5 mile kayak across Llyn Padarn. Nestling in Snowdon’s ever-present shadow, the lake lies amongst the beautiful landscapes of the Llanberis Pass and provides a fitting end to this awe-inspiring journey. After some obligatory photos and team celebrations, the group will be transferred back to the hostel from where we depart.


Important information

If you are returning home by train please make sure you have booked an open ticket, as timings will depend very much on the group’s speed and ability. You may also want to consider booking yourself another night at the hotel to avoid travelling home when tired.

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, the strength of the group, or other unforeseen circumstances. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary, however, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that may occur. In all such circumstances though, your challenge leader will have the final say.

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