Snowdon Sunset Trek

  • Date: Saturday 15 June 2024
  • Meeting point: Snowdon Railway Station, Llanberis
  • Registration and sponsorship: Registration fee is £25 and minimum sponsorship is £200

Take part in a once in a lifetime challenge and experience the beauty of Snowdon at sunset, whilst supporting us to deliver specialist care for the people of Barnsley.

Climb all 1,085 metres and experience the stunning colour changes as the sun sets over Snowdonia National Park – a view you’re certainly not likely to forget. Starting your trek in the late afternoon not only allows you to catch the sunset, but you’ll also come down the mountain at a much quieter time, underneath the star-filled sky!

If you are looking for the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone to achieve a personal goal AND make a real difference to the hospice – this could be the perfect fundraiser for you.

Whether you do it alone or with a group of friends and family, you will join fellow Barnsley Hospice supporters and work together to reach the finish line.

Our 2024 Snowdon Sunset Trek will take place on Saturday 15 June.

What’s included in the challenge?

Your registration and part of the sponsorship you raise will cover:

  • A certified local mountain leader to accompany the group throughout the trek
  • Full backup support, including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • A training guide leading up to the trek to ensure you’re all ready to take on Snowdon
  • Guidance from our experienced fundraising team about the challenge and raising sponsorship
  • An orange hospice t-shirt to wear throughout your Trek!

This trek will be run by a third-party organiser, Adventurous Ewe. For further details such as the map and itinerary for this trek or pictures and videos from previous years, please visit their website.

Don’t forget, Mike from our Fundraising team is on hand to answer any questions you have before signing up and support you in the run-up to your challenge.

Hello, I’m Mike. I’ll be the lead fundraiser for this year’s Snowdon Sunset Trek. I love trail running, spending time in the mountains and helping our supporters to fundraise and prepare for our adventurous events. Having taken part in last year’s trek myself, I’ll be on hand to answer any questions and share advice ahead of your event. If you have any queries leading up to the big day, get in touch with me or the fundraising team and we’ll be happy to help.

mike.pastor@barnsley-hospice.org

Important Information

Please note that the event organisers, Adventurous Ewe, have graded this challenge ‘Medium to Challenging’, making it all the more rewarding once you have completed it! A good level of fitness is required and a training programme will be provided in the run-up to the event.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition which could affect you during the challenge, please consider the difficulty and seek medical advice before registering. If you have any further questions about the challenge, please get in touch with our fundraising team before signing up. 

The minimum age to take part in the Snowdon Sunset Trek is 16, however, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and be fit enough to complete. Find out more about the challenge and requirements on the Adventurous Ewe website.

How can I get involved?

This challenge can also be completed by corporate groups. If your business would like to take on the Snowdon Sunset Trek but can’t do our planned date, we can help organise a new date for your team. Please note, you will need a minimum of 2 participants for us to arrange a new event. Sound good? Get in touch with the team to organise!

Signing up couldn’t be easier, simply fill in the form below with your details to pay your registration fee and secure your spot. We recommend signing up as soon as possible to begin your efforts to raise the minimum sponsorship amount and start your training ahead of the big day.

The deadline for registering is 31 May 2024, however, this may be brought forward if we receive a high amount of interest.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I need to raise?

To take part, you must pay a £25 registration fee to secure your place. Then, it’s the bit that makes a difference! You must raise a minimum of £200 sponsorship, which covers the cost of your place on the trek, as well as helping us to continue providing specialist care for the people of Barnsley. The more you can raise the better, and every penny raised will have an impact.

Can I do it in a team?

Absolutely, you can take on the challenge with your friends or family. Please register and pay your registration fees individually so we can confirm numbers and ensure you all have a place.

Even if you’re not doing the trek as a group, you’ll be joined by other Barnsley Hospice supporters helping to make a difference like you!

How do I raise the sponsorship?

This part is up to you! You can download one of our sponsorship forms if you’d like to collect it in person. Alternatively, our team can help you set up a JustGiving page connected to the hospice which can be shared via text and social media.

Don’t forget that Mike from our Fundraising team is on hand to support you and provide tips for raising as much sponsorship as possible!

What do I need to take?

We will provide you with a kit list from the tour operator once your space is confirmed. However, as a basis -you will need some good quality walking boots and weather-appropriate clothing. It’s also important to consider keeping your energy up with snacks and enough fluid to keep you hydrated.

How do we travel to Snowdon?

Travel to Snowdon is not included in the trek. All participants will need to make their own arrangements to and from the start point at Snowdon Railway Station. As well as any accommodation if required.

Do I need to train for the challenge?

The Sunset Trek is graded as ‘Medium to Challenging’, and is a great intro to mountain trekking. A good level of fitness is required and will make the experience more enjoyable.

Mike from our fundraising team will be your lead contact for this event. If you have any questions or issues with your fundraising, don’t hesitate to get in touch! – mike.pastor@barnsley-hospice.org.

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