Celsian Education to climb Mount Snowdon for charity

On Saturday 20th September, we will be climbing Mount Snowdon to raise money for our chosen charity National Children's Bureau, a leading children's charity that for 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable.  

Their vision is at the heart of what we do; we care about the impact of our operations on the community, and improving outcomes for children is our main priority.

The walk will be up the Watkin Path and descending via Bwlch Main Ridge linking back to the Watkin. The whole climb is 8.5 miles in length with 1030 meters of climbing.
 
Snowdon
 We have 15 climbers training hard over the summer and we are hoping to raise £2,000 for National Children's Bureau.

Please visit our Money Giving page for more details or to donate for this great cause.
 
Here is some information on the Watkin route (www.visitsnowdonia.info)
 
The Watkin path was named after Sir Edward Watkin, Liberal Member of Parliament and a railway entrepreneur. Watkin had a summer house by the start of the path and he was responsible for creating the path from South Snowdon State Quarry to Snowdon's summit.
Officially opened in 1892 by William Gladstone, the Prime Minister, on a boulder by the path which has been named after William Gladstone he addressed a crowd of over 2,000 people.
 
Distance: 7 miles (there and back)
Total climb: 1,015m (3,329 ft)
Time: approximatively 7 hours (there and back)
Start and finish: Bethania Bridge, Nant Gwynant (SH 628507 / LL55 4NL) on the A498 turning towards Hafod y Llan Farm
Map: Explorer OL17 Ordnance Survey
Parking: Pont Bethania, Nant Gwynant car park
Sherpa Bus Stop: Nant Gwynant Car Park
 
Many thanks for your support!
 
The Celsian Team