The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer Climb of Snowdon – Saturday 9th September
With the assistance of one of our mountain leaders you will ascend Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales and by doing so raise money and awareness of The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer.
This event is for fundraisers who wish to raise money by climbing Snowdon for The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer.
With the assistance of one of our mountain leaders you will ascend Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales and by doing so raise money and awareness of The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer. Raising money for The Chestnut Appeal helps make a real difference to the lives of men with prostate cancer and their Families. You don’t have to worry about navigating up Snowdon, all you need to do is focus on completing the challenge. The challenge group, will not consist of more than 10 people.
We ascend via the Pyg Track to the majestic summit of Snowdon which stands proud at 1085 meters.The pyramidal lines make Snowdon look like a mountain that a child would draw. From above the mountain is said to look like a starfish, having five ridges and five cwms. However, on closer inspection you will see that there is a lot more going on here; the mountain has been shaped by its glacial past, making it very complex. It is unclear why the path is called the Pyg Track. The Snowdonia National Park website suggests that it was named after a pass on the track called Bwlch y Moch, which translates as the ‘Pig’s Pass’. Another theory is because it was used to carry ‘pyg’ (black tar) to the copper mines. Whatever its nomenclature, the Pyg Track is one of our favourite paths to reach the summit. We will ascend about 785m (having started at over 300m), skirting the slopes of Crib Goch and passing above Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn. The path, whilst the shortest to the top, is steep and rocky in places. After reaching the summit and celebrating our achievement we will then descend via the Miners’ Track. This track was originally a track used to access mines, the remains of which you can still see on this route down.
You will need a certain level of fitness to complete this challenge. It will be a full day’s wall in the mountains. At time parts are steep and you will need to us your hands to steady yourself. Following registration on the event will send you some fitness tips to enable you to prepare for your challenge.
Please make sure that you have the kit required to undertake the walk. See our kit lists. We will not be able to take you into the mountains if you don’t have the basic kit required. This is so that we can ensure both your safety and the safety of the group.
Collecting sponsorship for the Chestnut Appeal
Staying in Snowdonia
Depending on your budget and desired level of comfort there are various accommodation options. We can provide you with details of local bed and breakfast, hotels, hostels or campsites should you wish us to do so. Just email us for suggestions.
Departure TimeDeparture time Please arrive at 9.00 for a briefing and prompt departure at 9.20
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Pen y Pass Car Park