Saturday 18th June 2022

The Beast is a new route for 2022 and is aimed at experienced climbers wanting to push their hiking up a gear.  It guarantees a huge day out that will be challenging, awe-inspiring and rewarding. 

Named after the fabled monster, Rhita Gawr, that was dragged to Llyn Glaslyn and killed after terrorising a village in Conwy for decades. This is a looped route starting and finishing at the Royal Victoria. It will initially lead walkers away from Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) to explore the Dinorwig slate quarries and peaks surrounding the north of Llanberis, including Elidir Fawr.  The half way point is Pen Y Pass where you will then take the more classic and stunning route to summit Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) via the Miners Track.

Places are limited to 30 – so register soon to avoid missing out! 

This will be a challenging walk, particularly in one day, with some areas of rough terrain so we recommend it to experienced walkers only. The route will be fully marshalled by experienced, qualified mountain leaders who will ensure you have the most rewarding day possible exploring some of the most stunning and unique views of Snowdonia.

Registration options and costs

A charity place reduces the cost of your entry and requires you to raise £350 in fundraising. A self-funded place covers the cost of your entry and gives you the flexibility to set your own fundraising target.

Charity place – £49

Self-funded place – £99

Registration does not include your travel or accommodation. Participants must be at least 18 years to take part on this route.  Please visit our FAQs for further information.

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Route information


Starting at the Royal Victoria Hotel you will pass the ancient castle keep of Dolbadarn and attack the zig zagging ascent path in the Dinorwig slate quarries. Your first summit will be Elidir Fawr.

You will then head for Y Garn and take the sweeping path down the grassy flanks to the foot of the Glyder Fawr.  Climbing up steeply on a scree path you reach the summer plateau, which is a broad boulder field with the path winding through.

Now the descent down to Pen y Pass – the half way point! Following the Miners Track to Llyn Glaslyn and the Pyg Track to summit Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), you will descend via the Llanberis Path back into a warm reception from the team at PCR!

Helping you every step of the way


Every participant will receive…

  • A PCR t-shirt and buff
  • A finisher medal
  • Discounted rooms at the Royal Victoria Hotel (subject to availability)
  • Fully marshalled routes, maps and route descriptions
  • Free snacks and water
  • Option to attend our dinner buffet at the Royal Victoria (£15 per person)
  • An event pack, kit list and training guide tailored to The Beast
  • Access to our Snowdonia for Science 2022 Facebook Group

You’ll also receive one-to-one fundraising support from our friendly Events Team.

We'd love to welcome you to Team PCR to take on The Beast. Follow the link below to register for your place now!

Have a question or need further information? Visit our FAQs or contact a member of our Events Team.

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