You’ve trained hard, collected all of your equipment and you’re just days away from climbing the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon… you’re one step closer to being fully prepared.
Now is the time to understand how to climb Mount Snowdon with flying colours…just like we did at JAM (raising over £1,900 for The Christie). Here are the 5 most important things to remember whilst climbing Snowdon, provided to you by JAM’s Snowdon team!
Jog or do cardio before you climb.
Train, train, train! This is how you can condition your body and build your stamina for the uphill climb. This is extra important if you’re not someone who works out because you don’t want to shock your body too much with the climb. Some of us at JAM made the mistake of not training enough and shocking our body into fatigue– it was so tiring one of our team thought it was necessary to have a 10-minute nap at the top of the mountain! 😲
Never underestimate the cold! A thermal layer will always come in handy, especially the higher up the mountain you get. You may also come across rain or puddles, so waterproofs are a must! You don’t want your cotton clothing to absorb any water and weigh you down…
Take it at your own pace! Don’t rush.
People often make the mistake of attempting to be the first to complete whatever they do, however climbing a mountain like Snowdon is more than just a race. You need to be careful you don’t run out of energy and stay calm throughout. It’s an experience that should be cherished and enjoyed
Snacks high in protein!
Quick bursts of energy from snacks high in protein such as nuts, chicken and protein bars will help you keep pushing to the top. The last thing you want is to be tired and hungry at the peak of a Mountain.
Take a second when you reach the top to appreciate it.
And last but not least, enjoy the views and the feeling of accomplishment more when you reach the summit! You may have just endured a 4-hour trek, but don’t rush down… take a minute to appreciate what you’ve achieved.
You can still donate to The Christie via JAM’s Just Giving page here.