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Snowdon 2016

Snowdon Challenge – 7th May 2016

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At an altitude of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, Mount Snowdon is it is the highest point in Wales.  Due to its peaks and rocky cliffs, it has been used by climbers to train to climb Mount Everest, and offers some of the best views in Britain.

Due to its beauty, it’s been regarded as “the busiest mountain in Britain”. Orphans in Need now offers you the opportunity to climb Mount Snowdon.

It’ll be hard climb but it’s part of the adventure. Every step of your climb will be in the knowledge that your funds have eased the suffering of many needy orphans across the world.

So, gear up, take the challenge and reach your peak!

To get involved, all you have to do is:

  1. Sign up today for an early bird discounted reg fee of £25 (non refundable)
  2. Get minimum sponsorship of £150
  3. Start training for the trek!

Where and When...

Where?

Mount Snowdon
Snowdonia National Park
Wales,
LL55 4TT

When?

Saturday 7th May 2016 – From 00:30 to 23:00 (BST)

£25 (early bird – non refundable)

£40 (standard – non refundable)

£150

To register please visit snowdon2016.eventbrite.co.uk

The aim of this event is to hike up Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales! We will be ascending the Pyg Track which is 3.5 miles long, with 2,600ft of ascent thrown in for good measure! If all goes well we will reach the iconic summit where you will be able to feast on some of the finest views in the UK. We will then descend the easier Miners Path to finish the walk.

There is no doubt about it, this will be a tough challenge, but that sensation of standing on the summit of Snowdon will make it all worthwhile, as well as raising vital funds for charity in the process.

Listed below are all the things you need to bring with you:

Clothes

  1. Waterproof jacket
  2. Waterproof trousers (no jeans, jogging bottoms, long dresses or skirts)
  3. Fleece
  4. Ankle-high hiking boots (Strictly no trainers)
  5. T-Shirt
  6. Two shoulder strap rucksack
  7. Hat and gloves
  8. Sunscreen
  9. Hiking Sticks


Food

  1. Packed dinner
  2. Water bottle
  3. Snacks

For more information please email  events@orphansinneed.org or call 0207 100 8866

FAQs

  • What is the minimum age to participate?

    The minimum age for participants is 12 years provided that they come along with an adult.

  • Do I need to have a certain level of fitness?

    The trek will require a basic level of fitness. However, the more you practice and train for the challenge, the easier you will find to complete and the lesser the chance of you sustaining injury.

  • How much is the registration fee and why do I have to pay it?

    The registration fee is £25 (early bird discount) and £40 (standard). This is non-refundable. This will cover the costs of your travel. In order to take part in the challenge, you must register and pay the fee at

    www.snowdon2016.eventbrite.co.uk

  • How much sponsorship money do I have to raise?

    The minimum we ask you to raise in sponsorships is £150. However, we encourage you to set a higher target as each penny will be used to help the orphans.

    75% of your total sponsorship money must be raised ONE week prior to the event. This date is 1st May, 2016. 100% of your sponsorship money must be raised by the date of the event.

  • What if I can’t raise the whole sponsorship amount?

    Please contact events@orphansinneed.org and we would be happy to discuss with you ways that can help you reach your target.

  • How long will the trek last?

    This will depend on the pace of the group. On average it can take anything from 6-8 hours.

  • Will I be trekking alone?

    No, you will be with the group and under the supervision of qualified guides at all times.

  • Can we be picked up along route?

    No, transport will only be arranged to pick up all participants from the various Orphans in Need offices. See the itinerary above

  • Will I be dropped off to my home?

    No, you will be brought back to where the coach first picked you up from.

  • What food should I bring?

    It is unlikely that you will get much of an opportunity to stop and eat lots of food on the challenge, so we highly recommend bringing lots of small snacks that you can easily eat on the go. This not only eradicates the need to stop for an extended period of time, but it will also help maintain a higher energy levels throughout the event. Do ensure that you bring a range of carbohydrates and sugars with you on the day. Those who rely purely on sugar often only have short bursts of energy followed by a ‘crash’.
    Please ensure you bring water with you on the event as well as any energy drinks you may choose to use. Red Bull and Lucozade are not a great substitute for water over this length of challenge, so ensure you bring some water in order to mix up what you are consuming.

  • How should I train for the Snowdon Challenge?

    People from all walks of life take on Snowdon every year, but there is no getting around the fact that the fitter you are the easier it will be, and the more you will enjoy it.
    The best way to practice for mountain challenges is to go walking in the mountains. This may be easier said than done, but if you can get out and do some walks on hilly terrain on the lead up to the challenge then this will go a long way. If you cannot get into the hills then getting time on your feet is the next priority. You don’t have to go out and do an 8 hour walk, but if you can do a couple of hour long walks a week on any sort of terrain (park, canal path, fields, moors, hills) then it will all help. If you can then schedule in some longer walks of about 4-6 hours then this will really help. Try and do all of the above wearing a pack of similar weight to the one you have on the day. This is also the ideal time to break in any new boots you will have purchased for the event.

    Other Training methods are:
    o Stair Climbing
    o Cycling
    o Gym Work – Any Cardio or Leg Exercises.

  • What do I need to wear?

    Listed below are all the things you need to bring with you:

    Clothes

    1. Waterproof jacket
    2. Waterproof trousers (no jeans, jogging bottoms, long dresses or skirts)
    3. Fleece
    4. Ankle-high hiking boots (Strictly no trainers)
    5. T-Shirt
    6. Two shoulder strap rucksack
    7. Hat and gloves
    8. Sunscreen
    9. Hiking Sticks

     

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