What to expect

On arrival, you will be welcomed and registered by the PCR team, ready to meet other excited walkers and feel that pre-challenge buzz! You will be introduced to your mountain leaders for the all-important safety briefing, before getting our laces tied and taking a group photo to mark the start of the day ahead. Come find us outside the Royal Victoria Hotel at the registration marquee, generously provided by Summit Junkie. Summit Junkie is pleased to have supported the event for over 10 years.

Choose from two unique walking routes

Both routes will begin from the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis and give the opportunity to avoid the usual touristy paths. You’ll be supported every step of the way by our mountain leaders who are there to navigate the terrain and keep you safe.

Option 1: Multi-Peak Trek

This route heads away from the town of Llanberis before ascending into the mountains that surround the town. As you trek ever higher you will conquer a succession of five different summits: Moel Elio, Foel Gron, Foel Goch and Moel Cynghorion, before the grand finale of Yr Wyddfa, Snowdon itself! From here the route will descend via the Llanberis path to the finish line and a very well-deserved celebration! The total distance is 21.6km with a total ascent of 1608m. Walking time is approximately 10 hours.


Option 2: Classic Snowdon Climb

The Classic Snowdon Climb route may be slightly shorter, but hiking the highest mountain in England & Wales is a significant and exciting challenge. You will head up the valley, away from Llanberis, before joining up with the Snowdon Ranger path and hiking to the famous mountain peak. From here you will descend via the beautiful Llanberis path to the finish and a warm welcome back at the hotel. The total distance is 17.5km with a total ascent of 1118m. Walking time is approximately 6 – 7 hours.


Time to celebrate!

After a long day on the mountain, it’s time to celebrate! We will be throwing an after-party at the Royal Victoria Hotel, to carb-load in style and raise a glass to the achievements of the day! It’ll be a great opportunity to meet other participants, PCR staff and take advantage of the bar and slap-up buffet. We’ll also be marking the day with the presentation of PCR’s annual Matt Rannamets Award for the top fundraiser - in honour of the man himself who founded the Snowdonia for Science event back in 2006 and sadly lost his life to prostate cancer in 2015 . We would love to see you there - and hopefully be awarding the prize to you! More info and buffet tickets to be released closer to the time.

Fundraising for PCR!

Our expert fundraising team here at PCR will be with you every step of the way to help with your fundraising - including one-to-one support over the months and access to materials and ideas to get you started!

There are two options to choose from to make this challenge work for you:

‘Minimum Sponsorship’ Option

  • Registration fee: £45
  • Fundraising target: £350

‘Flexi-Funding’ option

  • Registration fee: £45
  • Contribution to challenge costs: £55 ( to be paid 5 weeks before departure)
  • Fundraising target: £150


We can't wait to meet you in the mountains!

For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Charlotte, Safia and the team on [email protected]. We're here to help!

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