Snowdon Triple Challenge

When:

Spring and Summer 2018

Where:

Snowdonia

Take on this exciting and tough multi-activity challenge in the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park.

You’ll challenge yourself mentally and physically as you take on some of the most demanding landscapes in Britain on foot, by bike and in a kayak.

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Take on the Snowdon Triple Challenge

When: Spring and Summer 2018

Where: Snowdonia

Pit yourself against the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park in this tough and exciting multi-activity challenge. Taking in the summit of Wales’ highest mountain, over the course of a single day, you’ll push yourself across a variety of terrains. 

You’ll challenge yourself as you take on some of the most demanding landscapes in Britain on foot, mountain bike and kayak.

 

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Everything is included from the moment you arrive:

  • You'll be provided with accommodation, breakfast on the morning of the challenge, and plenty of lunch and snacks whilst on the trek
  • Hire of kayaks is included in the cost. Hire of road bikes can be provided
  • The very best Leaders and instructors, who are fully qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun
  • They will do everything to help you complete the challenge and have a great time doing it
  • Fully qualified cycling and kayak leaders who can also provided expert instruction to guide you through each
    activity
  • Summit the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon, 1085m high

Dates

  • 27-28 April 2018
  • 18-19 May 2018
  • 3- 4 August 2018

Costs

Minimum sponsorship

Individual entry fee
£75
Minimum sponsorship target
£395

Self-funders

Individual entry fee  £75 
The balance £194 

Your entry fee includes

  • The very best qualified mountain Leaders
  • Accommodation on the night before the challenge
  • First aid support

All 16 - 17 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the challenge.

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Register now to be part of this incredible new trek and help us continue our life saving research.  

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the event, get in touch with the Challenge Events team Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Tel: 0844 847 2788
Email: [email protected]

Please note: We are working with Charity Challenge, a specialist tour operator (ATOL 6546) which organises and manages this event on behalf of BHF. Participants raising funds for British Heart Foundation will be joined by others, raising money for different charities

You should plan to arrive for 7pm on the evening before the challenge. The precise location of the hotel will be given in your Joining Instructions 1 month prior to the challenge departure. You will be staying in a local hotel close to the village of Llanberis.

Llanberis, LL55 4SH

Training

We've teamed up with fitness industry experts Full Potential, to give you training advice and plans to make sure you're ready for the big day. They have also put together a Training Trekking manual which provides useful information to take the stress away from training so you can concentrate on fundraising.  

Make sure you have the right kit

It's important to have the right kit for your challenge. Take a look at the kit list for advice on what to wear on the day and what to bring with you.

Event itinerary

Day 1: Friday – arrival and preparation

The long-awaited adventure begins in the late afternoon in Llanberis, where the adventurers will be met by the crew for a full safety briefing. Charity Challenge can arrange collection from Bangor to the hotel for anyone arriving by public transport. Please note that this evening’s meal is NOT included in the price.

Day 2: Saturday – The challenge (approximately 10.5 miles of off-road cycling, 9 miles trekking and 2.5miles kayaking)

After an early start and a hearty breakfast we head to Llanberis, where the cycling part of our journey begins. With Snowdon’s rugged peak behind us, we cycle along the shore of Llyn Padam (Llanberis Lake) passing the slate quarries of the Snowdonia National Park towards Llyn Cwellyn.

Lying between the Snowdon Massif and Mynydd Mawr (Big Mountain), this is where we swap bikes for boots and begin the ascent of Snowdon itself. Though it starts with a gentle climb on the Snowdon Ranger path, the walking soon gets trickier as we are faced by a steep slope as we join the Llanberis Path up to the summit.

Snowdon and its surrounding peaks have been described as true examples of alpine typography and from our elevated viewpoint you can take in the surrounding lakes and cwms and, weather permitting, some of the most extensive views in the British Isles. On a clear day you can see four kingdoms, 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands!

Descending a long, gradual slope, we will need to dig deep for the adventure’s climax – a 2.5 mile kayak across Llyn Padam. Nestling in Snowdon’s ever-present shadow, the lake lies amongst the beautiful landscapes of the Llanberis Pass and provides a fitting end to this awe-inspiring journey. After some obligatory photos and team celebrations, the group will be transferred back to the hotel from where we depart.

 

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the event, get in touch with the Challenge Events team Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Tel: 0844 847 2788

Email: [email protected]

Raise money

Fundraising

The minimum sponsorship target for this event of £375 per person.

You will be required to raise following amounts by the set dates shown in the table below:

Fundraising amount   
Date raised by   
80% (£316)
 6 weeks before the challenge
The remaining 20% (£79)
 4 weeks after the challenge

The first step on your fundraising journey is to set up your JustGiving page. Setting up a JustGiving page is a great way to kick start your fundraising, and keep your sponsors up-to-date with what you’re doing.

Did you know…

  • People who have a JustGiving page raise 50% more money than those who don’t
  • Every time you share your page you’ll earn £5 on average
  • Every time you update your page you can earn £7 on average.

Make the most out of your page by uploading images, posting updates on how your training is going and sharing British Heart Foundation facts so your supporters know why you’re fundraising us.

CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE

Why is your fundraising so important?

Before the British Heart Foundation was founded 4 in 5 children born with congenital heart disease died before their first birthday. Today in the UK, thanks to research, 4 in 5 survive into adulthood. 

Even with this progress coronary heart disease is still the UK’s single biggest killer, but we’re leading the fight against it. To win this fight we need your help. Together we will improve lives.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the event, get in touch with the Challenge Events team Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Tel: 0844 847 2788
Email: [email protected]

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