Please note this trip will only go ahead if we get full numbers.
Tri Hards Snowdon Ascent
Monday 9th May, Tuesday 10th May, Wednesday 11th May
Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa, sits prominently in Snowdonia National Park and is unique in having a rach and pinion railway leaving the village of Lllanberis to its summit on most days - weather permitting. That’s the easy way up (at a price!) the following 2 routes offer a scenic way up with different levels of difficulty and exposure.
This starts (as the name suggests) in the village of Llanberis a short distance from the accommodation. It takes an almost parallel route to the railway which is indicative of the slope angle which is gentle throughout. The ground underfoot is straightforward with little in the way of undulating terrain, it is around 14.5km as a return journey with 975m of ascent.
This path is one of the most scenic and takes a tour through history; it visits Gladstone Rock as well as the old slate mines. It is steeper in places than the Llanberis with a steep scree slope at the top which is also quite exposed before reaching the summit. It is 6.5km with a solid 1000m of ascent with the last slope giving a good portion of that, expect rough terrain, loose scree and steep sections requiring hands and feet at times. The return would be down the Llanberis path to finish a short distance from the hotel. This gives a total distance of approx 10km.
Pre Event Meeting
This will be held the at the Ocean on the 9th January 6pm 2022.
The Padarn Hotel is situated in Llanberis and is a short walk from the start of the Llanberis path. The rooms are a mixture of singles, twins, doubles and family. We all do our upmost best to put you with a friend. If you are a newbie please don't worry, we are all lovely and you'll be given a buddy.
Breakfast and a 3 course evening meal will be provided Monday and Tuesday, then just breakfast Wednesday.
*You will need to sort your snacks/lunch for the climb. We can discuss this at the pre meeting with the leaders in April.
The group will travel by coach to and from Wales with the group walking the Watkin Path using minibus taxis on the morning of the walk. This cost will need to be covered on the day. The drive isn't far so we can't imagine this being very expensive!
The coach will have 1 pick up point in Exmouth. The coach park behind the train station. 10.30am
Meeting Point On The Day Of The Climb
Padarn Hotel Car Park
Times to be discussed at the meeting.
You will need to bring all the clothing and equipment you need for a days on the hill including the ICE tags which can be purchased through the Tri-Hards. Robust footwear and good quality waterproofs are essential as, although summer, the weather can be pretty rough at times.
A suggested kit list is below-
Waterproof jacket with hood and over trousers
Suitable legwear (not jeans) Full length trousers are advised
Base layer/t shirt
Gloves and hat (sun and warm)
Good quality socks - (these are more important than you think - think having a decent bike and having rubbish tyres on it)
Walking boots/suitable shoes (trail trainers)
Rucksack (20ltr minimum - preferably with a waist belt as well)
Spare fleece or hoody
Food for the day
Small first aid kit including blister plasters
Mountain leaders will be in attendance for 3 of the groups.
You require sufficient fitness to be able to spend between 6 and 8 hours in a mountain environment as well as the climbing itself, you should sleep well having enjoyed a satisfying day out - good tired as it is called!
Members can arrange walks leading up to the event on Woodbury Common, even 2-4 hours of walking up there will support your fitness.
We will follow the government guidelines (bear in mind Wales may be different to England) required during the event and participants are requested to bring a face covering (a BUFF works really well). Please also bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer for keeping in a pocket and administer as you feel appropriate. My Covid 19 Risk Assessment is here and will be updated as required.
If there is anything you are unsure about then please do email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Your payment is no refundable unless we cancel the trip.