Welsh Seven Summits
Friday 12 – Sunday 14 June 2020
The Seven Summits is a global phenomenon and involves climbing the highest mountain in the seven continents of the world! We can’t offer you that, but we can offer you the next best thing, the brand new YMCA Welsh Seven Summits where you will climb the most beautiful, challenging and infamous climbs you will find in Britain, namely in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales, a serious major challenge to undertake in one day!
A circular trek of 15 miles and 8478 ft of ascent, starting and finishing at Pen Y Pass YHA and taking in seven of the most spectacular mountains over 3000 ft in Snowdonia. These include Crib Goch, Snowdon (highest mountain in England and Wales), Tryfan and the mighty Glyders.
2 support stops at 6 miles and 10 miles where trekkers can take on refreshments provided by our support crew. The team will stay two nights (Friday and Saturday) at the Pen Y Pass YHA which is also the start and finish point for the trek.
Profile height (ft) and distance (miles)
Participants will need to be fit and able to climb up and down steep rocky paths with a bit of scrambling especially on Tryfan. Hill climbing experience will be helpful and completion of all seven mountains will depend on the weather and fitness of the participants. We will offer a full free training programme starting in January 2020 which we strongly advise you to participate in.
Mountains and support stops
Start – Pen Y Pass
1. Crib Goch | 3028ft 1.8 miles
2. Carnedd Ugain | 3494ft 2.6 miles
3. Snowdon | 3560ft 3.1 miles
Support Stop – Llanberis Pass | 6 miles
4. Y Garn | 3107ft 8.5 miles
Support Stop – Idwal Cottage | 10 miles
5. Tryfan | 3010ft 11.3 miles
6. Gylder Fach | 3261ft 12.2 miles
7. Glyder Fawr | 3284ft 13.1 miles
Finish – Pen Y Pass | 15 miles
Includes all transport, training, accommodation, support, commemorative medal and bespoke YMCA technical t-shirt
Pledge to raise £500 to help us buy an inclusive wheelchair adapted mini bus to support our community projects for those in need.
What's all the fuss about a bus?
You might be thinking ‘why is it so important to have a minibus?’, but this is vital to ensure we can reach the most vulnerable people in our community. Children and young people with disabilities often can only access our services and trips out using fully adapted transport. Elderly people living in isolated places can benefit from our Travel Fit service which provides a collection and drop off service so they can enjoy activities whilst socialising with others. Vulnerable young residents at Hillbrook House are transported by mini buses to life skills courses and personal development activities. Our Friday Night Project for young people with learning difficulties and Lifeworks Project use minibuses regularly to engage in social activities like bowling, going to the cinema or attending disability sports events.
A new YMCA Minibus purchased by sponsorship from our events will ensure that none of these groups miss out on activities and trips so please pledge your support. And don’t forget, you may have already been in one as our minibuses also take our challenge participants across the country on fundraising events!