Snowdon Challenge

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As the lockdown comes to an end, join us in our first live event in over a year and climb Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, to help raise funds for food and medical care in Gaza. The situation is only getting worse, and the people of Gaza need your urgent support.

Location

Date

26 June 2021

Venue

Snowdon (Llanberis), LL55 4TY

About Mount Snowdon

At 1,085 metres above sea level, Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.

The rocks that formed Snowdon were produced by volcanoes over 400 million years ago and the mountain now sees over 350,000 walkers reaching its summit every year. The mountain was even used by Edmund Hillary in training for the 1953 ascent of Mount Everest.


Providing aid to Gaza (Palestine)

The recent escalation in Gaza is causing devastation on a scale not seen since 2014. So far, over 200 people have been killed, including at least 59 children, and over 1,300 people have been wounded. [BBC]

Decades of instability and conflict have already left families on the Gaza strip and the West Bank unable to enjoy the most basic of human rights such as access to food, water and medical treatment. 60% of Gazans suffer from food insecurity and half of its children are dependent on humanitarian assistance. There is also a critical shortage of medical supplies in Gaza.

Muslim Hands has been working in Palestine since 2007, providing medical care, food, education, shelter and livelihoods support to families across Gaza and the West Bank. We are currently providing food and emergency medical care to families in Gaza to help them cope with the devastating crisis which began in the last days of Ramadan.

Don’t leave the people of Gaza alone in their of need. Our partner is on the ground right now providing vital relief, but we need your help to reach more vulnerable families. Give now to alleviate the suffering of Allah’s best servants.

Q. Who can take part in the Snowdon Challenge?

A. The Snowdon Challenge is open to anyone who is fit and able to walk. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Q. What are the registration requirements?

A. You must complete the registration form and complete the registration fee payment of £40 to secure your space.
Once your space is secured, we ask you fundraise a minimum of £350. However, we are hoping that our enthusiastic fundraisers aim for a more pioneering individual target.

Q. What should I wear?

A. Please dress in your warmest clothes, with optional layers that are easy to put on and take off. Temperatures can differ, but the higher you get the colder it will become. Please ensure your footwear is comfortable and ideally, weatherproof.

We advise the following: walking/hiking boots, trekking stick (especially for the descent), wind/waterproof jacket, thick socks, ruck sack, a pair of extra socks, hiking trousers (avoid jeans as they do not dry quickly, should it rain), spare jumper, gloves, a watch and a sunhat/sunglasses.

Q. What should I bring?

A. A bottle of water is recommended. Snacks, such as fruit, will be provided on the coaches. However, we strongly recommend you bring extra snacks to last throughout the day.
A meal will be provided upon completion. It is advisable that you ensure your mobile phone is fully charged, in case we need to contact you.

Q. Are the walking routes difficult?

A. We will be climbing the Llanberis Track as this is the easiest, having a steady incline but not quite the shortest path. The path is well sign posted from the parking area and follows a track for 10 miles up until the summit.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.