Yr Wyddfa Snowdon Sunrise Hike
Sat 27 Apr 2024 Caernarfon, Gwynedd, UK

Yr Wyddfa Snowdon Sunrise Hike

Ascend Wales' highest mountain, Yr Wyddfa, in the stillness of the night to summit in time for sunrise and experience the magic with charity #TeamPassage.

  • Sat 27 Apr 2024
Llanberis, Caernarfon

Yr Wyddfa Snowdon Sunrise Hike



Age 18 & over

  • 9 miles hiking + 1085 m ascent


Seeing the sunrise across Snowdonia National Park will be a memory never forgotten! The group will be fully supported all the way by experienced Mountain Leaders and then celebrate this epic achievement at the finish with a well-deserved breakfast brunch!

Ascending during the stillness of the night allows you to experience the tranquil mountain environment in a different light whilst adding an extra layer of challenge.

It is better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times. Asian Proverb

Snowdon National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve so, weather depending, the group will be treated to a stunning walk under a blanket of stars. The aim is to reach the summit in time for dawn breaking over the magnificent Snowdonia National Park where there will be time to admire and soak in the unfolding panoramas.

The descent will be the same way, however the landscapes will appear different under the rising sunlight.


  • Hike to Wales' majestic summit at night

    Conquer Wales’ highest mountain via the popular Llanberis Track through the night, to welcome the dawn of a new day from the top!

  • Kick off a summer to remember

    Hike under the moonlit sky, reach new heights and experience the mysterious beauty of the mountains by night.

  • Follow the famous Llanberis Track

    Taking the well-trodden Llanberis Track, discover why it's the most popular route to the top.

  • Guided by Mountain Leaders

    Rare opportunity to hike under the cover of darkness - accompanied throughout to ensure safety, enjoyment and success.

  • Celebration breakfast brunch at the finish

    Enjoy a well-deserved meal and hot drinks with fellow challengers on completion of your hike.

  • Exclusive to homeless charity, The Passage

    Hike so that everyone has a place to call home.

  • Average fitness
  • Newcomers
  • Teams


  • 12:45 | Arrival time
  • 01:00 | Meet the group and Mountain Leaders in Llanberis, near the Snowdon Railway
  • Ascend via the Llanberis Path
  • 04:50 | Reach the summit in time for sunrise!
  • Descend via the Llanberis Path
  • Enjoy a celebratory breakfast with the team
  • Hikers are encouraged to book accommodation for the Saturday night to ensure a good nights' sleep before driving home on Sunday

  • Accommodation
  • Bar
  • Camping
  • Free parking
  • Mountains
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ


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

Standing at a mighty 1,085m above sea level, conquering Wales' highest mountain is no mean feat. Setting off in the early hours, you'll ascend via the Llanberis Path, the most popular route up Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa. As a new day dawns, and the first rays of sunlight peer over the horizon, you'll be standing atop the roof of Wales, soaking in the panorama from lofty heights, as golden light envelops the landscape with the rising of the sun. 

Route highlights

  • Start from the town of Llanberis
  • Ascend via the Llanberis Path
  • Experience the summit of Snowdon from under the stars
  • Return via the Llanberis Path to the finish back at the start

  • Sustainability policy

The Mountain Leaders have great respect for the mountain environment and local residents and this will be followed on this challenge hike.

  • Certificate
  • Eco medal
  • Post-race meal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Training plan


  • Dedicated charity contact providing challenge details and fundraising guidance
  • Pre-challenge zoom briefing to go over what to expect, kit, training and Q&A
  • Dedicated support from Rachel, Events Manager
  • Training guide to get you in shape for the challenge
  • Celebratory breakfast brunch with hot drinks
  • A free technical trekking top to wear on the day
  • Qualified Mountain Leader Guides walking with you from What's Not to Hike
  • A warm welcome on the day from The Passage team who join along the way
  • Certificate of achievement to commemorate your challenge and also your fundraising
  • A well-deserved eco-medal on your completion of the trek

Not Included

  • Head torch (essential)
  • Replacement batteries for your head torch
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal hiking kit (hiking boots, poles, etc.)
  • Transport
  • Accommodation if required

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

The Passage

Everyone deserves a place to call home.

The Passage charity provides a wide range of services to help those experiencing homelessness in and around London.

Join this challenge and save someone from a night on the streets, whilst achieving something great for yourself at the same time.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Entry fees

Registration fee


Minimum sponsorship