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Have you ever wondered what the sunrise looks like from the highest mountain in England & Wales? Well now is your chance to find out with our Snowdon Sunrise Walk in the early hours of Sunday 17th September.
Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is synonymous with beautiful, rugged landscapes and wonderful trekking and outdoor pursuits.
At 1,085m high and a total of 14 kilometres, Snowdon’s Welsh name is Yr Wyddfa and is reputedly the burial place of a mythical giant. 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 you descend, you will be able to see the spectacular landscapes open up before you as the day grows lighter.
The Snowdon Sunrise Walk is an amazing opportunity to take on a tough and exciting new challenge, while showing your support for our patients and their loved ones.
What’s the cost?
£48.50 with the promise that you will raise at least £100 in sponsorship.
What’s the route?
We will take the Llanberis path which follows the iconic Snowdon mountain railway all the way to the summit of Snowdon. The trek is 7km each way from base to Summit; a total of 14km.
The Llanberis path is the most gradual route up Mount Snowdon with good conditions underfoot, and therefore the best suited to your challenging ascent in the dark!
As the sun begins to rise over Snowdonia National Park we’ll begin our descent and you can celebrate your huge achievement with a slap-up breakfast!
Tea coffee and refreshments at our base at the Padarn Hotel to make sure you have all the energy you need to complete your challenge, and a chance to meet your fellow trekkers.
A delicious, well-deserved breakfast when you return.
Walking with professional walking guides from RAW so you can be assured that you are in good hands during your trek.
The event is operated by RAW Adventures Mountain Activities Ltd (RAW) and Nightingale House Hospice.
By registering for the event you are agreeing that Nightingale House Hospice is not liable for any accidents, injury, loss or damage due to your participation in the event. You agree that you are aware of the age restrictions, that alcohol is forbidden, and that dogs or babies are not allowed.
You agree that you are medically fit to take part in the event. Your £48.50 registration fee is non refundable and must be paid in advance of the event. All participants must be registered in advance of the event. Registrations received after Friday 4th August may not be accepted.
All participants must be aged at least 12 years or over on Saturday 16th September. Any participants aged between 12 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a registered adult. The event is not suitable for pushchairs or people in wheelchairs. This is a moderate-to-tough challenge and some training will be required.
Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that planned events actually run, Nightingale House will notify you of cancellation as soon as practicable where it believes on reasonable grounds that cancellation is necessary due to dangerous and/or unsuitable conditions for the event activity.
By taking part in this event, you are agreeing to meet with our minimum Kit and Equipment requirements for safe participation in the event and the disclosure of all medical/health matters that could potentially affect your participation in the event in an adverse way.
Mountain and hill walking is an inherently hazardous activity. Whilst on your trip, you undertake to follow the instructions given to you by your leader. Their decisions are at all times final. If you do not follow the Leader’s instruction and your behaviour is considered to be dangerous, or irresponsible to yourself or the rest of the group, then you may be requested to leave the event, with no cost penalty to Nightingale House.
Inherent in this event is the possibility that your clothing or equipment may suffer some damage. Equally you may experience minor injury (scratches, grazes, twisted ankles etc) and these minor injuries and property damage are sometimes an unavoidable outcome of the type of events that RAW operates.
Alterations in the event itinerary may be caused by rapidly changing weather patterns and environmental conditions or participant fitness. Hence minor alterations to the itinerary are common. At all times, your Leader will attempt to perform the event as faithfully as is reasonably possible. At all times, safe performance of the event is considered before completing the itinerary at any cost. The Leader’s decision is always final in this context.
You may choose to be covered by Travel and Cancellation Insurance before joining the event. If so, it is your responsibility to organise appropriate cover for the activities undertaken. RAW Leaders may request to see your insurance documents at any time.
By taking part in this event, you consent to Nightingale House and RAW using any media (including photographs and/or video footage) made of you during the event which may or may not encompass intellectual property rights belonging to you and that these images may be used by RAW and Nightingale House for publicity and training purposes including, but not limited to, in brochures, websites, marketing material and in the media. If you do not wish for your image to be used you must inform Nightingale House, in writing, at the time of agreeing to these terms.
By taking part in this event, you consent to your contact information being held by us. Your support is so valuable to us and we ask your permission to write and let you know from time to time of all the different ways you could help us, including buying Christmas cards, coming to our events, supporting us financially and many others.
However, if you would rather not hear about these opportunities, you are welcome to let us know of your preference at any time, by calling us on 01978 314 292 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the event or to discuss anything further, please contact The Nightingale House Fundraising Office on 01978 314 292