We love guiding on Snowdon and one of the questions we get asked most is which is our favourite route to the summit. The answer is easy. If you have a sense of adventure (and aren’t too afraid of heights!) then climbing Snowdon via the Crib Goch ridge is definitely the best day out you can have in the mountains.
That level of excitement was exactly what Julia and her family were looking for when they asked our guide Simon to help them cross Crib Goch this month. Crib Goch was actually the last of the Welsh 3000’s the family had ticked off so was an extra special achievement.
If you’ve ever dreamt of sleeping under the stars at the foot of Snowdon, then dream no more! MountainXperience is pleased to announce it’s latest new Snowdon adventure – Snowdon Wild Camping!
Wild camping is just that – camping in the wild. Your Snowdon wild camp adventure will see you climbing to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain before setting up camp in the shadows of the mountain, cooking tea and then spending the night in the true remoteness of Snowdonia.
We’re more than a little bit excited and massively proud to have been awarded Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2022.
This puts us in the top 10% of businesses worldwide based on the reviews of our amazing clients over the last twelve months … which was also our first twelve months in business. So a huge thank you to all of you out there who have taken the time to share your fabulous feedback!
Being able to look after you and your family in the hills and mountains of the UK doesn’t have to be just your responsibility. Why not get the whole family involved and share the load … and the fun? Learning to read a map and use a compass are essential outdoor skills that adults and children of any age can learn.
The National Navigation Award Scheme is a personal performance qualification suitable for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the British countryside. Our courses take place over a weekend and are designed to keep the interest of both adults and children with fun and active sessions out and about in the hills. The ‘classroom’ sessions are deliberately kept short to allow the most amount of time actually ‘doing’.
Photo © Efan Thomas
Are you looking to Climb Snowdon but don’t have access to a car or would simply just prefer to use public transport? Well it’s actually quite easy to start your Snowdon walk using local buses.
The Snowdon Sherpa is a unique bus service that travels around the foot of Snowdon. It creates an essential connection between the six main paths up Snowdon as well as the main car parks, villages and tourist attractions in the area. It’s particularly useful for walkers or climbers wanting to start their journey from one place and finish at another, or indeed for anyone who wants to travel around Snowdonia leaving the car at home.
If you’ve climbed Snowdon with MountainXperience and are looking for other things to do around Snowdonia and North Wales then you need to check out this great Staycation book from the team at Rough Guides.
With international travel restricted during the Covid 19 pandemic, and with travel rules still changing day-by-day, it’s no wonder that so many are hoping to avoid disappointment by continuing to holiday closer to home. To help you make the most of your summer at home, Rough Guides have launched a series of fantastic Staycation guidebooks. The series brings you all the inspiration, ideas and practical advice you need to make the most of your time in well-loved UK destinations such as Snowdonia & North Wales. Each guidebook is packed with detailed itineraries for walks and tours, local highlights and time-saving tips, as well as historical and cultural insights and essential maps.
If you’ve been lucky enough to join us on one of our Crib Goch and the Snowdon Horseshoe hikes in 2022 have a look to see if your photo has made our gallery. If you like what you see, join us on our next Climb Snowdon, Snowdon Sunrise or Crib Goch and the Snowdon Horseshoe adventure.
If you’ve been shocked by photos like this taken over the weekend you might well be thinking that the popular Snowdon scrambling route isn’t for you. This image was taken on Saturday 7th May 2022 by Ari Roberts and shows a queue of patient hikers standing atop the Crib Goch ridge heading up to the summit of Snowdon. For those not aware of this popular route, after you’ve scrambled your way up on to the ridge you then have to traverse the knife-edge arête with huge drops either side of you and little opportunity to ‘overtake’ slower walkers.
The media have jumped on the story too. North Wales newspaper, The Daily Post reported Picture shows huge queues forming along Snowdonia’s notorious Crib Goch ridge and Wales Online ran the same image proclaiming The huge queue on a notorious ridge in Snowdonia as visitors flock to see 1,000ft drop.
AdventureSmart UK is a nationwide safety campaign aimed at those using the outdoors. Its plan is to reduce the number of often avoidable incidents which the rescue and emergency services have to deal with every year.
Experts from leading safety and sporting organisations around the country have developed a comprehensive set of safety messages to provide the essential information needed for people to get outdoors, confident that they are fully prepared for a great day out.
It’s definitely been a busy start to the climb Snowdon season. With a sunny(ish) Easter bank holiday weekend, school holidays and the first Easter we’ve been able to travel around the country since the pandemic it seemed like everyone had come to climb the highest mountain in Wales.
We’ve been out five times over the last week and a bit and it’s been an absolute pleasure to guide so many excited hikers to the summit of Snowdon (and back down again!) We’ve started the year with a 100% summit success rate with our youngest walker being eight-year-old Toby and our oldest Barbara (it’s more than our life’s worth to tell you her age!)