There are lots of routes up Snowdon make sure you pick the right route for you and your party. The routes are all of various lengths and difficulties. Pick the route which fits your experience level. The Llanberis Route is one of the most popular routes and is one of the easiest. This can get very busy during the summer and the weekends. All of the routes are signposted at the start. If you do the Llanberis Path, get to the car park early, it fills up fast. We got there about
Book your tours well in advance as they can get booked up really quickly. It sounds obvious but drink lots of water while you’re out walking. The temperatures can be extreme! You won’t realise how much you’ll be sweating during the day. They recommend about 1 litre every hour. Don’t take anything from the National Park, this includes stones, flowers, leaves etc – it will cost you $1,000 if you get caught. There are lots of free activities you can take advantage off - Indigeno
James Cracknell is one of the most phenomenal British Athletes in the country. He’s a double Olympic rowing gold medalist winning in Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004. After retiring from rowing he’s gone on to complete incredible sporting challenges. He’s rowed across the Atlantic with Ben Fogle, competed in the South Pole Race, in 2010 he became the highest placed Brit in the Marathon des Sables (this record has now been broken by Danny Kendall who was placed 5th in 2014).
Once I’d been accepted onto the MdS and my place had been confirmed. It was time to learn even more about the event and what to expect. One of the most important parts of the race is the preparation that goes on before hand; you can’t just rock up and hope to do well! You need to be self sufficient in the desert for seven days and there’s lots of things you need to consider fully beforehand; training, nutrition, clothing, shoes, race strategy etc if you want to have an enjoya