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Mine to Mountain 2019

Saturday 20 July 2019 Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd Challenge Events

Join us on a mammoth 14 hour adventure from the deepest accessible point in the UK, all the way to the top of Snowdon and push yourself further to help us accelerate a cure!

Your day will start at the GoBelow base in Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog. They will kit you up with a harness, wellies, helmet and lamp to begin your instructor-led journey down into the bowels of Snowdonia. You'll cross ancient bridges, traverse catwalks and miners' stairways to reach a point that is 1,375 vertical feet underground - the very deepest place in the UK accessible to the public.

From the deepest point underground, you'll climb all the way back up and out of the mine via a different route to the way you came in. Once back in daylight, you'll head over to Pen-y-Gwryd to begin a guided ascent of Snowdon - the highest mountain in England and Wales at 3,560 feet!

Age requirements to enter the event

Participants must be 14 or over (under 18's to be accompanied by an adult), and be physically fit enough to undertake a very long day of walking and scrambling.

Transport and parking

Parking will be at the Tanygrisiau base, a coach will be provided to take all participants to and from the Snowdon start point at Pen-y-Gwryd.

Essential items kit list

  1. Good quality rucksack. All items must fit inside the rucksack and must not be attached to the outside.
  2. Waterproof trousers and jacket. These do not need to be expensive but must be functional.
  3. Head torch with spare batteries for the mountain phase. Underground lights will be provided by Go Below.
  4. Painkillers, blister plasters, hand sanitizer, toilet paper.
  5. Any personal prescribed medication you will need (medicated conditions must be declared to the trip leader in advance).
  6. Sun cream, Sunhat & Sunglasses.
  7. Stout and well-fitting walking boots. Trainers, sandals, flip flops etc are not permitted.
  8. Good quality walking socks 2 x pairs.
  9. Minimum of 2 litres of water.
  10. Spare (woolly) hat and gloves.
  11. Enough high-energy nutritious food to last the whole day. Breakfast, daytime snacks, lunch (a packed lunch will be provided as part of your entry) and evening snack.
  12. Spare upper body layer to be kept in rucksack for emergency use such as a fleece or warm jumper. This item must have long sleeves.

Want to see more?

Watch the event organiser's video to inspire you to take part in this epic adventure!

Sign up today!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the events team or call 01252 237867

Event details

When: Saturday 20 July 2019

Where: Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd, LL41 3TA

Registration fee: £40

Sponsorship: We ask you to pledge to raise £395

Supporting you

You'll receive support from the Challenge Events Team including: