Do I need to queue on Snowdon's Crib Goch

Do I need to queue on Snowdon’s Crib Goch?

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.

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Be Adventure Smart

Be AdventureSmart

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.

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Climb Snowdon with MountainXperience

Climb Snowdon with MountainXperience

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!)

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Going to the toilet on Snowdon

Going to the toilet on Snowdon

There have been lots of stories this weekend about toilet problems on Snowdon. This isn’t a new problem however the issues being reported over the bank holiday Easter weekend are hugely exaggerated. We work closely with the Snowdonia National Park volunteer wardens and are out regularly throughout the season chatting to hikers and picking up litter. Thankfully it’s very rare that we come across the problems being talked about currently.

However we do understand that if you’re planning on climbing Snowdon you’re likely to need to ‘go’ at some point during your adventure. So we thought we’d share some tips about how to go to the toilet when hiking up Snowdon.

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Navigation training in the Peak District

NNAS Navigation Training in the Peak District

It was a weekend of different weathers in the Peak District as seven amateur navigators signed up to improve their map and compass skills with MountainXperience.

On Saturday morning we met in the sunshine at the fabulous Penny Pot Cafe in Edale where the group enjoyed breakfast. The objective for the weekend was to complete the Silver NNAS Navigator Award. Six of the group had already completed their Bronze award with us so it was great to see them back again.

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Dash4it - the map superstore

Dash4it – The Map Superstore

When it comes to buying Ordnance Survey maps you’ll struggle to find a website with more choice and better prices than Dash4it. They stock a huge range of maps, atlases and travel guides for the UK and beyond. Their aim is simple – to offer the best possible prices on maps and guides, not just with occasional offers but with permanently low prices. In fact, Dash4it is so confident of its prices that they offer a price match guarantee. This coupled with their focus on customer service and satisfaction means that the service you receive really is second to none. With free delivery on all orders there’s no wonder why they’re the map superstore of choice.

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Snowdon Gift Vouchers

Snowdon Gift Vouchers

If you’re looking for the ultimate gift idea for Christmas, a birthday or just to say ‘thank you’ then why not give the gift of adventure with a Snowdon gift voucher.

Sometimes you’re looking for a different type of present from the usual flowers, socks or books and there’s definitely something different about giving your loved one an amazing mountain experience. Our qualified and experienced mountain guides will take you to the top of Snowdon. We know mountain like the back of our hands.

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Codiad haul ar yr Wyddfa

Codiad haul ar yr Wyddfa

  • Dewch i weld yr haul yn codi o gopa’r Wyddfa
  • Mwynhewch y profiad o gael y mynydd i chi’ch hun
  • Lluniau am ddim
  • Tywyswyr mynydd lleol
  • Gostyngiadau oddi ar frandiau mawr gyda Cotswold Outdoor

Ni all unrhyw beth fod yn fwy hudol na gwylio’r haul yn codi dros y mynyddoedd wrth sefyll ar gopa’r Wyddfa, pwynt uchaf Cymru.

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Snowdon Event Management

Snowdon Event Management

MountainXperience are experts when it comes to organising events of all sizes on Snowdon. With years of event management experience we’re the ideal choice for your mountain event. Whether you’re planning to climb Snowdon as a family of four or want to bring your entire 100+ workforce to Snowdonia, we can arrange the logistics for groups of any size. Our Snowdon event management service is second to none.

From the first time you get in touch we’ll discuss your needs and work to understand exactly what you’d like to achieve. We can advise on the most suitable route choice up the mountain for your group and suggest start times. You might be looking for a standard daytime hike typically starting between 8am and 9am or maybe you’d like to organise a Snowdon sunrise/sunset walk.

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Snowdon Event Management

Rheoli digwyddiadau’r Wyddfa

Mae MountainXperience yn arbenigwyr o ran trefnu digwyddiadau o bob maint ar yr Wyddfa. Gyda blynyddoedd o brofiad rheoli digwyddiadau, ni yw’r dewis delfrydol ar gyfer eich digwyddiad mynydd. P’un a ydych yn bwriadu dringo’r Wyddfa fel teulu o bedwar neu eisiau dod â’ch gweithlu cyfan gyda 100+ o staff i Eryri, gallwn drefnu’r logisteg ar gyfer grwpiau o unrhyw faint. Mae ein gwasanaeth rheoli digwyddiadau’r Wyddfa heb ei ail.

O’r tro cyntaf y byddwch yn cysylltu â ni, byddwn yn trafod eich anghenion ac yn gweithio i ddeall yn union beth yr hoffech ei gyflawni. Gallwn eich cynghori ar ddewis y llwybr mwyaf addas i fyny’r mynydd ar gyfer eich grŵp ac awgrymu amseroedd cychwyn. Efallai eich bod yn chwilio am heic arferol yn ystod y dydd yn dechrau fel arfer rhwng 8am a 9am neu efallai yr hoffech drefnu taith gerdded i fyny’r Wyddfa tra bod yr haul yn codi/machlud.

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