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FITBANKER Weekend Trek: Mt. Snowdon, 17-19 April 2020

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Mt. Snowdon

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Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is the highest mountain in Wales and England. It's one of our most famous and regonizable landmarks and is well worth a visit. Standing tall over the village of Llanberis, Snowdon is a part of a close-knit family of jagged peaks and can offer views of Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland. There are 6 paths to summit this beauty, and we will take the Llanberis Path.

Llanberis Path is the longest and most gradual of the six main paths to the summit of Snowdon and offers fantastic views. It is probably one of the easiest paths. Originally, tourists were carried up this path on ponies and mules, and to this day it continues to be a pony path.

TREK OVERVIEW

  • Llanberis Path Distance: 9 miles (there and back)

  • Total Climb: 975m (3,199ft)

  • Time: Approx 6 hours (there and back)

  • Start and Finish: Far end of Victoria Terrace, Llanberis, off the A4086, about 150 metres from the Snowdon Mountain Railway Station, postcode LL55 4TT.

  • Parking: Numerous car parks in Llanberis (LL55 4TD)

  • Intensity: Hard

  • Who can do this: Anyone! We believe the only limitations exist in your mind. With the appropriate gear and a go-getter mindset you can accomplish this trek. The oldest summitteer last year was 73 year old, and the youngest was 19 months old.

ACCOMMODATION

2 Nights Bed & Breakfast fully covered in registration fees. Furnished comfortable hostels, with a fully functional large kitchen, a great living & games area for fun socialising - conducive for an awesome after-trek party as we experienced last year.More details to follow.

HOW TO GET THERE

We will drive up on Friday afternoon and depart from Wales on Sunday morning following brunch. Transport costs will be in addition to Registration fees. Below are the three transport options in order of preference:

  1. Personal Vehicle: If you choose to drive your own vehicle to Wales, and offer to carry fellow trekkers with you, we recommend they contribute £15-£20 per person towards your car wear & tear, in addition to the fuel costs that will be equally split amongst all passengers per vehicle. To keep the cost breakdown simple, we recommend you return in the same vehicle you got to Wales in to fairly cover costs of the driver. (Best option cost-wise)

  2. Car Hire: A 7- or 9-seater van will depart from Chiswick W4 5EQ at 11am on Friday 17th April, if you would like to join this, inform the FITBANKER Team ASAP. First come first served. Additional vehicles may be hired depending on numbers. In all instances, car hire and fuel costs will be equally split amongts all passengers.

  3. Train: Doable, although it is worth noting a cab, at the indivudal's own expense, will be needed to get around Wales.


CANCELLATION

You can cancel and get a refund minus £20 administration fees per person up until Friday 10th April. Any cancellations after Friday 10th April will not be refunded.


WHO CAN DO FITBANKER TREKS?

Anyone! The age range on our treks is from 4 months to 73 years olds - we are committed to bringing communities together, create new socialising norms, new quality 'family time', have individuals experience new adventures, enjoy nature, and connect with like-minded leaders. All fitness levels are welcome, and especially if you have never done a trek before - we would love to meet you and have you discover your limitless Self! Of course, pets are welcome too.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

By participating in this trek I acknowledge that hiking are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. My decision to voluntarily participate in these activities is an informed decision and I am aware of and shall accept such risks. I agree to be responsible for my own actions and involvement in these activities.

MEDIA RELEASE POLICY

By participating in this trek I acknowledge that there will be photos and videos taken for social media and/or being streamed live in social media while at our events/treks. By participating you give us permission to use and share photos and pictures taken from our treks and/or shared on our social media groups/platforms, for promotional purposes.

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