From 28/08/2020 to 29/08/2020
Grab this opportunity to pit yourself against the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park in this tough and exciting multi-activity challenge. Taking in the summit of Wales’ highest mountain, you’ll push yourself across a variety of terrains over the course of a single day.
You’ll challenge yourself mentally and physically as you take on some of the most demanding landscapes in Britain on foot, by bike and in a kayak. The trip may be short, but it is far from easy.
How do I sign up?
It costs just £75 to register for this challenge, and you can register online with Charity Challenge today.
If you raise £395 to help young people with cancer, we can cover the cost of your challenge.
Once you've registered, Charity Challenge will let us know, and we'll send out a Teenage Cancer Trust top and welcome pack to get you started with your fundraising!
Day 1 - Arrival and preparation
The long-awaited adventure begins in the late afternoon in Llanberis, where you will be met by your leaders for a full safety briefing.
Please note that this evening's meal is NOT included in the price.
Day 2 - The Challenge (approximately 10.5 miles cycling, 9 miles trekking and 2.5 miles kayaking)
After an early start and a hearty breakfast we head to Llanberis, where the cycling part of our journey begins. With Snowdon's rugged peak behind us, we cycle along the shore of Llyn Padam (Llanberis Lake) passing the slate quarries of the Snowdonia National Park towards Llyn Cwellyn.
Lying between the Snowdon Massif and Mynydd Mawr (Big Mountain), this is where we swap bikes for boots and begin the ascent of Snowdon itself. Though it starts with a gentle climb on the Snowdon Ranger path, the walking soon gets trickier as we are faced by a steep slope as we join the Llanberis Path up to the summit.
Snowdon and its surrounding peaks have been described as true examples of alpine topography and from our elevated viewpoint you can take in the surrounding lakes and cwms and, weather permitting, some of the most extensive views in the British Isles. On a clear day you can see four kingdoms, 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands!
Descending a long, gradual slope, we will need to dig deep for the adventure's climax - a 2.5 mile kayak across Llyn Padam. Nestling in Snowdon's ever-present shadow, the lake lies amongst the beautiful landscapes of the Llanberis Pass and provides a fitting end to this awe-inspiring journey. After some obligatory photos and team celebrations, the group will be transferred back to the hotel from where we depart.
5 reasons to join us
We could go on all day about why you should join our team, but that would be boring so we’ll keep it short. Here are our top 5 reasons:
1. You’ll help young people with cancer.
2. You’ll receive an exclusive Teenage Cancer Trust T-shirt.
3. You’ll have free access to our incredible training zone.
4. You’ll get all the fundraising help you need to reach your goal.
5. You can talk to us. We’re here to support you.
How you can help young people
£25 could pay for 1 hour of time for a Youth Support Coordinator, who’ll be there for young people and help them get together and support each other.
£50 could buy a round of pizzas for a young person and their friends, which might just be the first thing that tempts a young person out of bed after a gruelling round of chemo.
£100 could pay for 5 hours of time from one of our Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinators, so they can build links with NHS staff, find our about every young cancer patient and arrange the right support.
£200 could pay for one of our Youth Support Coordinators to give a group of young people a night out at the cinema or bowling - a world away from treatments and appointments.