2 Day Snowdon Challenge, North Wales UK
Take your survival skills to new heights
“Many people find it hard to understand what it is about a mountain that draws men and women to risk their lives on her freezing, icy faces – all for a chance at that single, solitary moment on the top. It can be hard to explain. But I also relate to the quote that says, if you have to ask, you will never understand.” — Bear Grylls
This intense two-day experience will challenge your wit, ingenuity and will to survive in the grand tradition of the great mountain explorers. The action starts from minute one with an early morning helicopter ride, where an elite group of ten adult participants are lifted high above the clouds and dropped off at a remote location. The first test? To find food rations for the next two days! From scaling down 100 foot waterfalls, to seeking shelter in a derelict quarry, mountain foraging and preparing wild food such as fish and rabbit, survival fire lighting and learning the techniques of astro and wilderness navigation, it’s just the start of an experience you’ll never forget – an opportunity to learn some of Bear’s unique survival skills, and to put yourself to the ultimate test.
About the course:
- Each course runs from 9:30 am, with helicopter pick-up at 10:30 am, and finishes at 17:00 pm the following day.
- On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Bear Grylls Survival Academy badge and certificate.
- All meals and accommodation are included and a large amount of equipment is on loan for the duration of the course, including: knife, mug, sleeping bag and liner, sleeping mat, rucksack and liner, head torch, water bottle, and all technical safety equipment.
- The course is limited to 10 places, and available to participants over 18 years old only.
- The cost is £595 per person.
Please note: all activities are weather dependent.
Arrival and debrief
On arrival you you will have a short debrief before flying by helicopter to a remote location on Snowdon to begin your challenge!
Take the challenge!
This experience will take you through a set of challenges including scaling down 100 foot waterfalls, seeking shelter in a derelict quarry, mountain foraging, navigation techniques and fire survival.
Please check the weather forecast before arriving and wear clothing suitable to the environment and the time of year. The kit suggested below will help you to survive.
1 Pair of Robust Boots
Walking boots or similar with good ankle support
2 Pairs of Trousers
Spare clothes and footwear to wear after the course
In a waterproof bag
…and a bag full of positive attitude!
The following kit will be issued to participants by the Academy for use for the duration of the course (so you don’t have to bring any of the heavy stuff with you!):
…and all technical safety equipment
Formed by ancient volcanoes and sculpted by glaciers thousands of years before now, Snowdon is the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. An area of both exceptional natural beauty and demanding terrain, it was used by Sir Edmund Hilary in training for his famed ascent of Mount Everest, and continues to challenge and inspire climbing enthusiasts today.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
As you would expect, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy is challenging both mentally and physically. So, in order to get the most out of the course, applicants should be fit and healthy.
Ask yourself these questions:
If you have any questions regarding the fitness and health requirements, please feel free to contact the BGSA team