Join Team Mencap on this fantastic challenge, trekking to the summit of Mount Snowdon.

To reach the summit you will take the route through the Telegraph Valley. A picturesque trail with a gradual incline. You will then take the Llanberis track to descend.

The summit is at 3,500 feet and you will trek approximately 10 miles, taking 6 to 8 hours.

Take a look at the full trek itinerary here!

This is a great opportunity to take on a challenge and raise funds to change the lives of people with a learning disability.

How to book

It's only £19 to register!

We ask that you raise a minimum of £300 which could pay for a variety of specialised sports equipment, giving children with a learning disability the chance to participate in an inclusive activity.

Book your place on online now!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

We created the following FAQs to help answer some of your questions about the Snowdon Trek.

Please click the questions below to reveal each answer.

    What will the trekking be like?

    The more training and trekking you do beforehand, the easier you will find the weekend.

    You will trek approximately 9 miles on the day, though it would be a mistake to base your training on this!

    It's vital when training to think about the hours you need to walk for, and the terrain you are walking on i.e. purely uphill, followed by purely downhill. We are always happy to talk through the trip in more detail with you if you are worried about you fitness at any stage.

    The route

    The paths we use are generally well maintained and can 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.

    The weather

    The mountains that make up Snowdonia National Park are stunning and beautiful on a good day, but this can lead to a false sense of security; mountain environments must always be respected.

    The summit is considerably cooler than at the base, more likely to get rain, and can be exposed to high winds.

    Weather conditions can change rapidly during the course of a day. This can make a big difference to your safety, particularly if you are ill equipped.

    Take a look at the full trek itinerary here!

    What's included and what do I need to bring?

    The cost includes experienced Discover Adventure leaders, and backup support as well as a packed lunch and snacks.

    When thinking of what you need to bring, remember you must be prepared for any weather!

    It could be clear, raining, windy, warm or cold - or a mixture of everything!

    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 trek more if your equipment keeps you warm and comfortable!

    Make sure that you have plenty of layers to wear on the mountain - you will want to add and remove layers frequently- as well as spared in case you get wet and cold. 

    You will need to carry a day-sack with spare clothes, waterproofs, first aid kit, snacks and anything else you need for the trek. A day-sack with adjustable, padded shoulder straps and hip belt is essential.

    How and when do I pay for the trek?

    We require a non-refundable fee of £19.

    You are committed to raising a minimum sponsorship of £300 per person. £200* of this amount must be received by the charity 6 weeks prior to the event, out of which we pay the balance of your trip costs.

    The rest of your sponsorship should ideally be sent before the challenge and within 6 weeks of your return.

    Mencap reserves the right to withdraw a place if we consider that you are not committed to raising the sponsorship amount.

    *Please note that this does not include your registration fee.

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    Book your place to Trek Snowdon in 2018 now.


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