Snowdon Trek Fundraiser 2016 Marie Curie | West Point Resort

Snowdon Trek Fundraiser 2016

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Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and second biggest in the UK only to Scotland’s Ben Nevis. Snowdon is not only an exciting mountain to be on, but is also one of the friendliest for visitors. Formed up of volcanoes in the Ordovician period, Snowdon is extensively sculpted by glaciation, making for an incredibly interesting landscape.

The upcoming fund raising event will make for a wonderful combination between raising money for a good cause, challenging you and enjoying a phenomenal attraction in the country.

Event Details: Sunday 12th June 2016 – 7am to 6pm

The Snowdon UK Trek is run by Marie Curie and aims to raise money to help continue care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

What’s involved?

The trek will see participants take the Llanberis route to the summit of Snowdon, which provides breathtaking views of the Snowdonia National Park. You’ll be able to truly enjoy it knowing the cause that you’re representing.

Experienced mountain guides will be along the route, guiding participants, however the course is considered as self-led. A good level of fitness is required, meaning that you will need to undertake a degree of prior training, depending on your fitness level and experience. The completion of the challenge will allow you to collect a medal, refuel and celebrate with the Marie Curie team. West Point nearby Lodges Snowdonia can welcome you to rest once you’ve completed a challenge of this stature!

Snowdon Facts:

  • It is the highest mountain in Wales and England
  • Snowdon means ‘Snow Hill’ and snow can often be seen covering areas of the mountain even up until June
  • There are a number of well-established paths up Snowdon, making it the busiest mountain in Britain
  • You can take the Snowdon Mountain Railway in the warmer seasons
  • Snowdon, along with Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis make up the National Three Peaks Challenge
  • The views from the top are breathtaking, and allow the naked eye to see as far as England, Scotland, Ireland and Isle of Man during clear days

Event Information

What you get…

  • training hints and tips to get you ready for the big challenge
  • loads of fundraising ideas in your welcome pack
  • a brightly coloured Marie Curie trekking T-shirt
  • a finisher’s medal and refreshments
  • professional mountain guides and check points along the route
  • a chance to experience some of the UKs most beautiful scenery

What you need…

  • Registration fee: £30
  • Minimum sponsorship: £200
  • Enthusiasm and walking gear!

For more information about the 2016 Snowdon UK Trek, call the events team on 0845 052 4184 or email events@mariecurie.org.uk. Event website: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/charity-events/hiking/snowdon

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