Snowdon Mountain Challenge


Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa as it is known in Wales, stands at 1085m (3560ft) and is the highest mountain in Wales and England.  It is famous for having a trainline to the summit and a café.  But that doesn’t mean that it is an easy mountain to climb! 

We will climb from Pen-Y-Pass to the summit by the Pyg Track, have a short break at the summit then descend by the Llanberis Path to Llanberis.  That is around 8 miles of walking, over 2000ft of climbing and will take around 6 to 8 hours!  No mean feat I am sure you will agree.

For this walk, we are using our very own PSU Domestic Abuse Support Worker and qualified mountain leader, Dave Ascough.  Dave will provide a safe and enjoyable (maybe with hindsight) walk to the summit and he will support you every step of the way, telling tales of the mountain’s history, geology and folklore. He also has a ready supply of Haribo.

The walk is suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit and can walk continuously for 6 hours.  The terrain is on steep rocky paths and may be subject to adverse weather – It is Wales after all.

Sorry but we can’t take dogs on this occasion.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway only sell return tickets from Llanberis so it is not possible to walk up and train down without purchasing a return ticket in advance.


Route/Leader may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances



0900 Meet at Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TD (toilets available in the village)

0930 Local Sherpa bus to Pen y Pass

1015 Start Walking

1315 Arrive at summit

1345 Start descent

1645 Arrive Llanberis

Times are approximate and subject to change.


What is included?

Services of a professional mountain leader.

Bus from Llanberis to Pen-Y-Pass

Certificate of completion

Helpful guidance on training and preparation and kit list

Fundraising support


What is not included?

Transport to Llanberis but we can help with car sharing

Car parking (Approx £5 per day In Llanberis)



What we ask of you?

A medical declaration that you are medically fit to participate and details of any health conditions that the leader should be aware of. This will be sent to you to complete when you sign up.

Commitment to raise £250 for the PSU, which will be allocated to local PSUs.

Once you have registered we will send you instructions on how to set up your fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving.

Please note this event is subject to our Terms and Conditions.