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Dystonia – Snowdon Guided Ascent

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct £85 pp

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Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at 1,085m high is the highest mountain in Wales, surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park. It is steeped in history and protected by rocky ridges making Snowdon a unique mountain, one of the few places on Earth where the Snowdon Lily (Lloydia Serotina) can be found. 1953 saw a British team attempt Mount Everest, the highest and mightiest of all mountains. Where did they train and practice their skills? Snowdon. This is your opportunity to experience the same emotions and admire the same amazing vistas, just like that early Everest team

Quick Facts

  • Distance – 7.5 miles (12km)
  • Ascent – 2385ft / 727 metres
  • Summit – 3559ft / 1085 metres
  • 1 days’ guiding by an experienced mountain leader
  • We run this trip between May and October, however if you want to experience this during winter – just ask!
  • Many years experience in Snowdonia
  • You need a reasonable level of fitness

About & Details

Our ascent will take approximately 5 -7 hrs at a steady pace (the key to progress on a mountain) as we negotiate a route up the mountain via the Pyg Track from Pen-y-pass, skirting below the knife edged arête of Crib Goch and high above Llyn Llydaw & Glaslyn. The spectacular scenery entices us to gain ever more height, until finally we are treated to the ultimate view from the roof of Wales. Anglesey, the Menai Strait, Cardigan Bay, and the plains of England. The descent takes us down the Miners Track past the lapping waters of Llyn Llydaw & Glaslyn to return to Pen-y-pass.

 

Inclusions

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aider
Exclusions
  • Lunches/evening meals and beverages
  • Personal Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Personal equipment (e.g. walking boots, rucksack, waterproof jacket and trousers, torch, hat and gloves)

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation £90.00 per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Accommodation £145.00 per night for single room accommodation

Please select from Optional Extras at Checkout

Guided Ascent Departures

We run Snowdon guided ascents every Saturday from May to the end of October.  To book any number of participants on to an event, simple select the date in the calendar and following the booking procedure. You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

Package and Bespoke options

If you would like to book this challenge as a package (accommodation included), or as a bespoke event, please contact our travel experts.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Saturday

    Meet your mountain leader at the base of Snowdon ready for your challenge.  Climb Snowdon via the Pyg and Miners Tracks from Pen-y-pass.

Disclaimer

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, and weather conditions.

 

The Route

Charity Information

About The Dystonia Society

The Dystonia Society was established in 1983 by a small group of people affected by dystonia, and the aims and mission of those original founders are the core of our work today.

Our mission is a world without dystonia. To achieve this mission, we aim to support and advocate for people living with the impact of dystonia to ensure they experience the best quality of life for all of their life whilst we drive forward towards critically needed treatments and ultimately a cure.

We do this by:

  • raising awareness of all forms of the debilitating set of conditions known as dystonia
  • by supporting and advocating for those affected by a diagnosis of dystonia through our support and advocacy services and local support group network
  • by facilitating research into critical advances in treatments and ultimately the search for a cure.

The Dystonia Society was formally registered as a charity (no. 1062595) in 1984 and also as a company limited by guarantee (no. 3309777). The Board of Trustees are elected by the membership of the charity and the Society has a Staff Team to carry out the day to day work of the organisation.

 

How to take part for Charity

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

Self Funding

With the self-funding fundraising method, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge.  This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you