Mount Snowdon is a popular summit trek by day-time and forms a real challenge by night. 

Standing at the summit by moonlight will be an unforgettable experience, as will seeing the sunrise from the mountain slopes as we descend. Witnessing the spectacular landscapes opening up before you as the day grows lighter is a magical and unique experience. 

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales. If you are moderately fit, climbing Snowdon is definitely within your reach. Although Snowdon is one of the highest mountains in the UK, it is probably the friendliest for the novice walker to ascend. 

Join us for this extraordinary challenge and raise vital funds to support terminally ill children and their families at the same time. This is a bespoke trek guided by Sky Blue Adventures.

Please note that this is a fundraising event and there is a £250 fundraising pledge to take part in the trek.


Trek Overview

The trek begins on 7th July at around 2am. We advise that you arrive at Mount Snowdon in the afternoon/evening of the 6th July.

Trek Duration: 6 Hours
Distance: 9 miles – 14.5Km (there & back)
Ascent: 3,199 feet – 975 metres

Trek Difficulty: Medium

Start/Finish:  Snowdon Mountain Railway Station


Registration Fee

50.00 registration fee and 250.00 fundraising target.



What is included?

  • A Helen & Douglas House technical t-shirt 
  • Fundraising support and resources
  • Training tips 
  • Mountain Guides – Qualified mountain guides with first aid qualifications to lead you on the challenge 
  • Completion certificate and medal 


A Snowdon Sunrise trekker from 2023

“It was the most amazing and painful experience! I loved it even if I did think I could cry once or twice. I have to say the company that took us up were beyond exceptional. They were organised, clear and direct but also incredibly patient and supportive with all of us.  They really did make the experience even more special.”





What support will I receive before the trip?

You will benefit from a bespoke and personalised service from Helen & Douglas House Community and Events Team. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the event, and provide optional training plans to support your preparation for the trek. You will also be offered an online pre-event briefing to help you understand how the event will run.


Who are the trek guides?

You will be accompanied by qualified UK mountain leaders on this trek. They have a wealth of knowledge about the environments they work in and often live local to the area. The Leader/s are friendly and empathetic to each client’s needs, ensuring that every client has the best possible experience they can. All leaders are outdoor 16-hour first aid qualified and hold the relevant public liability insurance to work on treks throughout the UK. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the event and the safety of your group.


What kit do I need?

View the full kit list on our website.


Is it safe?

Sky Blue Adventures’ whole ethos is based on providing a safe and accessible event to all participants. They take health and safety very seriously and have a robust Safety Management System in place. This includes risk assessments, emergency procedures policy, radio communications and the support of an industry-leading adventure and crisis incident management company.


Is transport there and back provided?

No transport is included within this trek, participants will be responsible for their own transport arrangements. 


How tough is it?

The event is graded as ‘Medium’ and preparation is key to help you enjoy this challenge. The trek is unique experience and provides a great introduction to mountain walking and night hiking. A good level of fitness is required and will help you enjoy the experience more. A training programme is provided as part of the event sign up.


Is there an age limit?

The minimum age limit for this event is 14 years old. All persons under 18 will be required to be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.


Will training be provided?

A bespoke training plan with a three-month timetable is provided to help you prepare for this event.


More information can be found on our Snowdon Sunrise Trek webpage.


Make memories while making a difference

Helen & Douglas House has been caring for local terminally ill children and their families since 1982. We help children and their families at our hospice, at home and in hospital with respite stays, pain relief, symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement support.