Snowdon Climb
Sat 18 May 2024 Caernarfon, Gwynedd, UK Entries closed

Snowdon Climb

Join the group of cat lovers to take on Wales’ highest peak for a safe and supportive experience where you'll achieve something amazing and help cats and kittens in the UK.

  • Sat 18 May 2024
  • Entries closed
Rhyd-Ddu Car Park, Caernarfon

Snowdon Climb



Age 14 & over

  • 7.5 miles hiking + 1085 m ascent


Summit Wales’ highest mountain via the Rhyd Ddu Track, offering stunning views of the surrounding scenery as you hike!

Avoid the crowds as you take a quieter and wilder route up to the summit, supported every step of the way by experienced Mountain Leaders.

Enjoy an exhilarating challenge, whilst raising funds to provide a better life for cats and kittens in the UK with other Cats Protection hikers.


  • Enjoy the magic of climbing to the summit of Wales' highest point
  • Experienced Mountain Leaders guide you every step of the way
  • Take on the wild and unspoilt Rhyd Du Path to the top of Snowdon
  • Enjoy spectacular views along mountain ridges over glimmering lakes below
  • Fundraise to help Cats Protection provide a better life for cats and kittens in the UK
  • Enjoy a wonderful atmosphere, sharing experiences with other supporters of the charity

Event video

  • Average fitness
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

Fitness level

During the trek, you'll be led by mountaineering experts who will guide the group safely up and down the mountain. It is physically demanding, so you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness and be suitably equipped.

  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Rhyd-Ddu Car Park
LL54 6TN

The cost for parking for the day is £6 for the day (correct at time of writing), and the machine does accept a card as payment.

  • First aid
  • Mountainous
  • Out and back
  • Own water only
  • Single start

You will be covering between 7 and 10 miles over the course of the day.

The climb starts at Rhyd Ddu and ascends the South Ridge of Snowdon, then descends via the Rhyd Ddu Path to return to the start location. The route will take between 3 to 4 hours to ascend and roughly 3 hours to descend. The route is challenging and includes some low-level scrambling on the ascent, and at times, you will need to use your hands. There are extremely steep areas and it is very exposed at the top but it has an easier path to descend.

It is physically demanding, so you will need a reasonable level of fitness and be suitably equipped.

  • Certificate
  • Technical t-shirt

When you join Team Cats, you’ll get a first-class experience including:


  • Fully organised hiking day
  • Qualified Mountain Leader to guide you all the way to the summit and back
  • Mountain rescue support
  • Dedicated support from our Events team, who will answer any questions and share their personal experiences of challenge events
  • A brilliant fundraising pack containing resources, information, tips and ideas, and sponsorship forms
  • Free branded t-shirt to wear with pride during training and for the trek
  • Practical fundraising support
  • Access to the community of Cat Champions, where you’ll connect with other cat lovers, exchange ideas, tips, and advice
  • Motivation from a support crew of fellow cat lovers who believe in you and stand beside you as you hit your goals
  • Stories about the cats you’re helping

Not Included

  • Travel to/from the event
  • Accommodation if necessary 
  • Food and drink during the challenge
  • Personal hiking gear (boots, clothing etc)
  • Travel insurance

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

Cats Protection

You'll share your trekking experience with a group of likeminded travellers who might even become friends for life! What's more, by raising funds you'll make an incredible difference to the unwanted and neglected cats that need help.

How Cats Protection is helping cats near you

Teams at 34 centres and around 210 branches work tirelessly to help abandoned, unwanted and neglected cats but they couldn't do it without your support.

You're able to choose any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of the money you raise from your challenge, helping the cats in your chosen area.

Chase this adventure for cats!

  • Age 14 & over
  • Enter online

I felt extremely proud to be doing something to support cats along with like-minded individuals who I would never have met in real life if it wasn't for this challenge. Llaura

Cats Protection challenge events are an enormously fun and rewarding way of fundraising. Not only do you get the rush of satisfaction of completing the challenger, but the feeling is doubled as you reach your fundraising target. Paul

From start to finish the adventure has been first class. John

If you're looking for a challenge, I would definitely recommend joining one, or all, of Cats Protection treks. Rhona