Guided walks up Snowdon August 2021
Guided walks up Snowdon
Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th August 2020
ABOUT THE TRIP
Snowdonia boasts and amazing array of landscapes and geology in a relatively small area. Rising out of the sea it can be seen from the relatively flat island of Anglessea as a dark brooding barrier to the mainland. The pictures below give an idea of the diversity of mountain landscape in the small area and if the weather is good we should be able to see most of it!
Snowdon itself is the highest mountain in Wales at 1,085m (3,560ft). There are a number of super famous routes up to the summit - from straight forward plods such as the Llanberis path through to some quite challenging routes. There is also the famous Khyber Pass (or at least where the Carry on up the Khyber was filmed)!
The weather and group aims will dictate which route we tackle on a particular day and we won't know this until a day or so beforehand. We may even have the option to go up one trail and down a different one if we are strategic and leave a car at one end for us to return to.
Snowdon (1,085m / 3,650ft)
Probably: 08:00am at Pete's Eats in Llanberis*.
To view the start point on Google Maps, please click here. This will open in a separate tab.
*I'll send an email around to confirm the meeting location before the day depending on what the weather is doing and therefore which route we'll be taking. There will be a quick coffee, a gear check and we'll be off.
Difficulty: All of the routes we'd be tackling are relatively straight forward in good conditions. However, this is a mountain and conditions at the summit can be vastly different from those down at town level. Some paths are steep in sections and rough (even the Llanberis path has it's moments). So some hill fitness will be needed.
Cost: The day costs £49 per person if booking for one, £44.10 each if booking for 2-3 people and £41.65 if booking for 4 or more. 16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.You will need to provide your own transport, accommodation and hire essential winter equipment (please see the gear list for details)
Numbers: I can take a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 4 in order to run the event. If there are fewer than the minimum numbers booked you'll get a full refund.
Guided Trips - Frequently asked questions
Is this suitable for me?
You will need to be relatively fit. I will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop me an email.
What do I need to bring?
You will need walking clothes (not cotton or jeans!), some extra layers, waterproofs, hat and gloves. You'll want to bring some food/lunch which you can easily eat. Plus some water or a thermos of tea/coffee/hot ribena.
I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?
This is up to you depending on your budget. There are loads of campsites through to bunkhouses, B&Bs and hotels in Llanberis, Capel Curig and Betwys-y-Coed.
What's not included?
How much is the trip and how do I book?
The guided walks for the weekend costs £49 per person (with discounts for multiple people). To book please see below. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions. Simply select the day you want to join in for Snowdon and press book now!
What are the Terms & Conditions?
I've got some more general questions...
How do I get there?
If you're not driving, there are trains to Llandudno Junction or Bangor. Buses are pretty bad so you may be better off hiring a car or getting a taxi. Failing that I may be able to pick people up from stations if needed. If you are willing to offer a lift please let me know.
If you want to chat to me about the walks feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception.
If you don't like the idea of the online booking or would prefer to pay a 10% deposit for now, that's fine as I can simply raise an invoice. Please note that this has an additional £5 non-refundable administration fee.
Simply click 'Book Now' and follow the instructions for the day you are interested in. You'll get an automated confirmation reply but I'll follow that up when I get back to civilisation to say thanks and with more detail about the trip.
Please ensure you've read the Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.
A quirk of the website hosting system means there are a range of ticket options (apologies about that). Please check the number you are booking for on the ticket options and ensure you request that number of tickets...
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