Deepbridge is pleased to announce the return of our Deepbridge Challenge, a yearly challenge where Deepbridge team members get together to tackle a physical challenge in the name of charity.
This year, on Saturday, 16th September, we will be tackling “Snowdon at Sunrise”. Climbing Yr Wydffa (Snowdon in old parlance) in the dark, we shall aim to be at the peak as the sun rises.
Previous challenges have included the Offas Dyke Trail Path, Three Peaks, Tough Mudder, the Sandstone Trail and our virtual Chester to New York walking challenge.
Our chosen charity for 2023 is the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation. With it being 25 years this year sine the Good Friday Agreement and 30 years since the IRA bombing of Warrington, we felt it relevant this year to support a great local charity that continues to work with victims and survivors of terrorism whilst also working with young people at risk of becoming involved in conflict.
In addition to this, for every application we receive in September, Deepbridge will donate £20 to Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation. For any enquiries, please contact us here. (All charitable donation resulting from this promotion made by Deepbridge Capital will be made by 1st April 2024).
Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri) in Gwynedd (historic county of Caernarfonshire).
It is the busiest mountain in the United Kingdom and the third most visited attraction in Wales; in 2019 it was visited by 590,984 walkers, with an additional 140,000 people taking the train. It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna.
The rocks that form Snowdon were produced by volcanoes in the Ordovician period, and the massif has been extensively sculpted by glaciation, forming the pyramidal peak of Snowdon and the arêtes of Crib Goch and Y Lliwedd. The cliff faces on Snowdon, including Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, are significant for rock climbing, and the mountain was used by Edmund Hillary in training for the 1953 ascent of Mount Everest.
The summit can be reached by a number of paths (there are six main paths) and by the Snowdon Mountain Railway, a rack railway opened in 1896 which carries passengers the 4+3⁄4 miles (7.6 kilometres) from Llanberis to the Summit station. The summit building, called Hafod Eryri, houses a cafe and is open only when the railway is operating; it opened in 2009 to replace one built in the 1930s. The railway generally operates from March to the end of October, with trains running to the summit station from May. The daily running schedule depends on weather and customer demand.
Snowdon is one of three mountains climbed as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge.
To find out more about Snowdon, please visit: https://snowdonia.gov.wales/visit/snowdon/climbing-snowdon/