Climb 1 for Type 1 Snowdon
Sat 23 Sep 2023 Caernarfon, Gwynedd, UK

Climb 1 for Type 1 Snowdon

Conquer Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on this family-friendly challenge hike and help support those living with type 1 diabetes. Follow the popular Llanberis Path with friends, family and other adventurers!

  • Sat 23 Sep 2023
  • Entries closed
Padarn Country Park Car Park, Caernarfon

Climb 1 for Type 1 Snowdon



Age 8 & over

  • 9 miles hiking + 975 m ascent


Standing at 1,085m high, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the highest mountain in Wales and the crown jewel of the magnificent Snowdonia National Park.

A hugely popular hiking destination, this hike offers well-defined paths, superb views and a superb feeling of exhilaration upon reaching the summit.

Professional guides will be with you every step of the way, from offering advice on preparation before the big day, to celebrating reaching the summit together. It's a superb option for individuals, couples, families and teams.


  • Experience the magic of climbing to the summit of Wales' highest mountain
  • Qualified Mountain Leaders guide you every step of the way
  • Take on the popular Llanberis Path which is ideal for a first ascent
  • Enjoy spectacular views over mountain ridges and glimmering lakes
  • Join an exciting day and share experiences with other JDRF supporters
  • Fundraise to help create a world without type 1 diabetes

  • Average fitness
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

Ideal for families

This is a rare opportunity for a family to join an organised Snowdon challenge, as the minimum age is just 8 years.

Snowdon is achievable to all ages.

Fitness level

Participants must be fit and able to complete the walk.

This challenge offers an ideal opportunity to improve your fitness and start shaping up, from today! Start by spending more time on your feet then gradually building up the mileage.

The ideal terrain for hill-walking training is in the hills, however if you don't have access to hills locally you can also build up strength in the key muscles by stair climbing at home, in the office, or on the stepper in the gym.

Practice with a medium sized backpack whilst wearing hiking boots too.

Mountain Guides

Professional guides will help participants on the climb, ensuring everyone is safe. The guides cater for all abilities so no one will be left alone on the climb. Solo walkers can look forward to a friendly welcome.


  • 08:30 | Arrive at Padarn Country Park
  • 09:00 | The challenge walk begins!
  • 16:00 | The climb is approximately 9 miles to the summit and back down. This is likely to take approximately 7 hours.

  • Accommodation
  • Mountains
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Padarn Country Park Car Park
LL55 4TY

Llanberis lies at the foot of Snowdon, on the shore of Llyn Padarn in the northeast of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.


There are lots of nearby towns that offer accommodation in the Snowdonia area, including Llanberis, Caernarfon and Beddgelert.

By road

Llanberis is well connected by road, with the A4086 linking to the A5 from the east, and providing a connection to Caernarfon in the west. Llanberis is on the A4086 Caernarfon to Betwys-y-Coed Road. The B4547 branches off just west of town for Bangor, Conwy and the A55.

There are large car parks all along the A4086 road inside Llanberis, with the price rising steadily as you get closer to the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The closest car park costs £6 per day (and no discount for shorter stay), 100m up the road it is £4 per day and further west beyond the Electric Mountain Visitor Center it is £2 per day. 

By rail

If you’re looking to get a train to Llanberis, the closest station is Bangor. It is then around a £20 taxi journey.

  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Mountainous
  • Out and back
  • Single start
  • Traffic free

Starting in the town of Llanberis, on the banks of Llyn Padarn, the trail is mostly at an easy gradient, allowing you to take your time and enjoy views of the surrounding hills as you make your way up towards the summit.

As you reach the top, you can look back over the North Wales coastline and the Isle of Anglesey, and perhaps enjoy a cup of tea at the summit cafe!

Take your time and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains, over the North Wales coastline and all the way to the Isle of Anglesey on a clear day!

The path is well-made and maintained, so is ideal for a first ascent. The walk will be led by experienced, fully-qualified mountain guides to provide a safe, enjoyable and unforgettable experience.


  • Public transport links

  • Medal


  • Unique JDRF Climb 1 for Type 1 medal
  • Fully guided walk with professional guides (no need to navigate)
  • First aid cover
  • Advice on preparation
  • Route map
  • Fundraising pack with sponsorship form
  • Fundraising inspiration
  • Branded online fundraising page, automatically created as part of the registration process - easy!
  • Water and snack pack
  • Free JDRF t-shirt when you reach £150 fundraising
  • Exclusive trekking Facebook group
Come say hello on the Trekking Facebook group and meet your fellow climbers. Ask your questions, read their stories, and be part of the incredible community.

Not Included

  • Travel to/from the event
  • Accommodation if necessary 
  • Main meals
  • Personal hiking gear (boots, clothing etc)
  • Travel insurance

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event


Come together and climb towards a world without type 1 diabetes.

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is dedicated to eradicating type 1 diabetes. By raising money for JDRF, you are helping to fund pioneering research which has lead to new developments in diabetes technology and treatment with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

JDRF also works with policy makers to improve availability of treatments, as well as supporting the type 1 community with information and resources to help them manage their condition.

Watch the donations roll in when you share that you're climbing the highest mountain in Wales!


  • Each individual, couple or family is encouraged to raise £200
  • Couples, families and teams can have a joint fundraising page and work towards a collective total
  • When you reach £150 you'll received a free JDRF t-shirt

Sign up to this hike and join the incredible JDRF community! Help create a world without type 1 diabetes.

  • Age 8 & over
  • Entries closed
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

At least one adult per 3 children.

Junior entry fee applies to ages 8-17.

Entry fees

Entry fee


Junior entry fee


Minimum sponsorship