Sunrise Snowdon Challenge

Experience the quiet majesty of Snowdon at dawn with a guided sunrise walk, and raise vital funds for Bolton Hospice.

Yr Wyddfa (as it is known locally in Welsh) is the highest peak in Wales and at 1085m high, it’s a tough climb to reach the summit, especially as you will be in the dark. However, you are rewarded with tremendous sunrise views over the coast and northern Snowdonia from its lofty heights.

The cost to book on is £51 per person, and we suggest you aim to raise a minimum of £150 for Bolton Hospice.

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Sunrise snowdon



Friday 27th September

Travel to the area and get some rest before your event starts

Saturday 28th September

02:45 - Meet your Mountain Leaders at the pre-arranged meeting point

03:00 Safety brief and introductions to your Mountain Leaders

03:15 Depart meeting point

03:30 Ascend Llanberis path

07:00 Expected time at Yr Wyddfa summit

07:13 Bangor sunrise

07:30 Latest departure from summit

11:00 Latest arrival back into Llanberis (via the Llanberis path) on Saturday morning


You can find Raw Adventure's full information document about the challenge here, or read through our Snowdon Sunrise Challenge FAQs.


It might seem the wrong time to eat a big meal, but make sure you do at least an hour before we meet. You need to carry at least 2 litres of water, plus juice drinks. Bring your own food and remember to pack a few extra personal snacks for the climb. Foods like malt loaf, mixed fruit and nuts, cheese and ham, oat cakes, raw fruit bars, dark chocolate, filled wraps, mini pork pies or sausage rolls will last well on the hill and sustain you over a number of hours. 

Weather & Safety

Regardless of the time of year, we may experience clouds, rain, wind, sun, and even snow! The temperatures can be much cooler higher on the mountain tops, so having layers that you can add to and take off will work. Please ensure you have all the required equipment as specified in the Kit List – this is for your safe enjoyment of the mountain environment, and to protect you from unexpected weather conditions. Your well-experienced and qualified Mountain Leader will carry all necessary group safety equipment. They will also be qualified in Emergency First Aid.

Health & Fitness

To enjoy and succeed in this event you need to be in good physical condition and able to withstand sustained activity over several hours, including steep ascents and descents. We recommend you partake in active walking/running/swimming/cycling at least 3 times a week to fully enjoy this mountain walk. We will cover high-level terrain which is rocky and uneven underfoot and remember to include ‘hills’ in any training you do – Yr Wyddfa is not flat! Your muscles and heart need to be used to getting out of breath and working hard. A sense of humour to cope with any adverse weather conditions is also quite beneficial! Please fill out the booking form with any health and medical details and contact Raw Adventures to discuss any personal issues if needed.

Transport & Accommodation

Transport and accommodation are to be organised by yourselves, you can use Llanberis and postcode LL55 4TY to plan. There are numerous pay and display car parks in Llanberis. If you are driving home after this event then ensure you are fully rested first. Always consider the safety of yourself and others before you drive.

Should there be a great enough demand, Bolton Hospice may look to arrange transport to Llanberis for the group. If this option is something you're interested in, please email


Full information about the route you'll take on the Snowdon Sunrise Challenge can be found here.

Kit List

It's important you pack according to the kit list. Remember that layers are the key, allowing you to adjust your temperature more easily. The provided list is the minimum requirement (not optional). You may be refused participation if your kit is not adequate for the weather conditions.

Full information about the kit list can be found here.