Wales’ highest mountain is calling Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) fundraisers once again.

This time round the FUW team will tackle six routes in 12 hours, in order to raise funds for the Union President's charities: Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and The Farming Community Network (FCN).

Snowdon is one of Wales’ most famous landmarks, standing tall over the village of Llanberis. It is part of a close-knit family of jagged peaks and can offer views of Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland.

Tackling the 1085 metre giant on Friday, June 22, fundraisers will have the choice whether to walk one, two or three peaks on the day.

The first ascent will take fundraisers up the Watkin Path and down the Pyg Track, the second climb will go up the Miners Path and down the Snowdon Ranger Path and the final route will take walkers up the Rhyd Ddu Path and down the Llanberis Path.

“This is another fantastic challenge our staff and members have set themselves to raise money for our charities. If you are interested in joining the team, either by walking or in a supporting role, please contact your local county office for more information,” said FUW President Glyn Roberts.

David Williams, FCN regional director in Wales, said: “As a charity, we are amazed by the lengths the FUW are going to in order to raise money for FCN and we are incredibly grateful to them for taking on this incredible challenge. The money raised will go such a long way in order to help FCN in its support of the farming community throughout Wales. We wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.”

Natalie De Maid, regional community fundraising manager for Alzheimer’s Community Cymru said: “ The FUW have set themselves an epic target with their Snowdon climb. Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes.

“Alzheimer’s Society Cymru are extremely grateful for the FUW’s continued support which will directly help the 45,000 people living with dementia in Wales.

“Alzheimer’s Society is urging everyone to unite against dementia. Unite now with the Farmers’ Union Wales and join them in their Snowdon climb to help raise money for people affected by dementia.”