AS you might already know, June is Cavernoma Awareness Month and this year we’re doing something particularly special!
On Saturday 3rd of June we’re taking a team up Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, carrying our CAUK flag all the way to the summit! It’s our hope whilst trekking to both raise awareness about cavernoma and raise funds for CAUK’s services.
We’ll be setting off Saturday 3rd of June 2023 going up the Llanberis Path, which is 14.5km and 7 hours long. We’ll be led by an experienced mountain guide and have a mix of fitness levels. If you’re up for the challenge we’d love to hear from you and have you join our team.
Registration is free and easy just click here to complete our short online form. More information about the climb can also be found in the attached information pack. Below you’ll find lots more information, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01305 213876.
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We’ll be walking up the Llanberis Path, which is the longest path at 7 hours and 14.5km (total) but also the most gradual and accessible. A good description of the route (including photos) can be found here and if you’d like some honest reviews from previous walkers you can visit TripAdvisor. Weather permitting you’ll be in for a treat with breathtaking views at the summit and the glory of knowing you did it!
However much you raise we’re thrilled you’re getting involved. If you’re hoping to raise £250 or more we’d love to send you a CAUK t-shirt, we’ll also be carrying a flag to help spread the word as we walk. We’ve set up a fundraising page, which can be found here and from which you can link your own fundraiser by clicking ‘Start Fundraising’ then ‘Taking Part in an Event’ and then searching for ‘Snowdon Climb for Cavernoma’.
Within the group we’ll have a mix of fitness levels, from our trained mountain leader to first-timers like me! A relatively good level of fitness will be needed. If you’re new to walking we’d recommend starting with a 20-30 minute walk and building up to a 2.5-3 hour walk in advance of the big-day, including hill walking.
Our Snowdon climb will be taking place at the start of Cavernoma Awareness Month, setting off at 9am on Saturday 3rd of June 2023. Whilst we’re walking in the summer it’s important to note bad weather may still mean we need to postpone. We will let you know at least 5 days in advance of the climb whether it is going ahead. If we need to postpone, our 2nd date would be 9am on Saturday 10th of June 2023.
There are lots of options but you will need to book ahead as it’s a popular destination. A good place to start is the following website along with other booking websites such as TripAdvisor, Booking.com and AirBnB. We strongly recommend booking a place that allows a full refund up to 5 days before your stay, otherwise you risk losing any deposit paid if we need to postpone due to bad weather.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Any members of your group who aren’t walking will have the option to meet you at Snowdon’s Summit by taking the Snowdon Railway. Tickets sell quickly and a return needs to be purchased in advance (it’s not possible to buy a one-way ticket from the top). To find out more click here and select the ‘Traditional Diesel Service 2023’.
Having the right footwear and clothing is essential. You’ll need ankle supporting walking boots or trail shoes with a good tread. Whilst we’ll be hoping for sunny weather it will get cold as we near the top and there may be some showers. Layers and waterproofs, including waterproof trousers, will be important, along with suntan lotion and a hat. A good checklist can be found here to get you started.
Food and water
Please bring food and water for the journey. You’ll be burning over 2,000 calories so it’s the perfect time to stock up with all your favourite snacks and to eat care-free! It’s recommended that you aim to drink 2-3 litres per person as you walk, and to have a good meal the evening before to give you the energy needed for the next day.
There is no official National Park car park in Llanberis, but there are several well-marked car parks in the village, starting at £6 per day. The nearest car park to the Llanberis Path is Snowdon Mountain Railway pay and display (LL55 4TT, off Victoria Terrace, behind the station), the next nearest being the large car park directly opposite the station (£10 all day and £6 after 2pm). Parking is available any time of day.
The Llanberis Path is considered a family friendly path but is not suitable for pushchairs. Every child is different and you will know better than anyone else whether the time and distance involved will work best for them. If you’d like some more information before deciding whether or not to bring children with you, a good starting point is the following link.
Registration is free! Just click here to complete our short online registration form. If you have any questions before or after registering please do not hesitate to get in touch at email@example.com or on (0)1305 213876.