Drawing of a diver in standard dress walking towards you with the outline of the summit of Mount Snowdon in the background

Following the success of the Ben Nevis Challenge last year when members of the Working Equipment Group participated in the charity ascent of Ben Nevis, the Working Equipment Group will be repeating the Subsea-to-Summit Challenge this year on Mount Snowdon in Wales.

The three-day event will start with a dive in Lake Padarn at the foot of Mount Snowdon and a walk through the town (in full standard dress) collecting donations for four beneficiaries:
1. The Llanberis Mountain Rescue team (who will be assisting throughout the event)
2. A local two-year-old, Cadi Owen Evans, who needs financial help to get hearing aids
3. Hailing Beiret Bureerak’s family. Hailing was a Thai Navy Seal who died at the end of 2019 after a 17-month battle against an infection he contracted while carrying out the rescue of the boys from the Tham Luang cave in Thailand.
4. The Historical Diving Society.

The dive and climb will be carried out in full standard dress weighing 80kg. The ascent will start on day two with the intention of summiting on the following day. Six divers will carry out the climb in relay. Each diver will walk as far as he or she can and then change with another team member. They will be accompanied by a support team of volunteers who will assist the divers to get dressed, carry equipment and carry the charity buckets.

In addition to collecting donations on the days of the event,  donations can also be made through our ‘Go Fund Me’ page (the link to the page will be provided shortly).

Our team members come from far and wide across the UK: from West Wales to Fort William in Scotland. None take a penny out of the money raised for their personal expenses. Every penny raised will be divided evenly between our four chosen charities.

The schedule:

Day 1. Friday 21 August 2020
After setting up a ‘base camp’ gazebo, a diver will dive to -5 metres in Llyn Padarn in full standard dress, after which the diver and assistants will walk through the town collecting money for charity and finish at the start of the Llanberis path ready to start the ascent the following day.

Day 2, Saturday 22 August 2020
The first diver will start the climb at approximately 9 am. The team members will take turns climbing in full standard dress until about 4.30 pm. A few will camp overnight on the mountain with the diving/walking gear (help with kit/tents etc is essential – if you can help please contact our Working Equipment Group Officer on weg@threhds.com).

Day 3, Sunday 23 August 2020
The climb will start again at about 9am and the team should, hopefully, summit before 4.30 pm.If all goes well the team will return to base with all gear and have time to relax and celebrate their success. (An extra day may be necessary depending on weather conditions, etc)

We would love to see you at Mount Snowdon that weekend, but if you can’t make it we hope you will support our charity challenge by making a donation through our ‘Go Fund Me’ page. Donations can be made at any time prior to and during the event itself.