​What should I wear to climb a mountain?

What should I wear to climb a mountain?

Asking what you should wear on a mountain day is probably the question our guides get asked most often and that’s because getting it wrong can at best spoil your day and in the worst case scenario lead to much worse. But it’s really not that difficult if you follow a few simple rules. This guide is aimed at those new to mountain walking who might be venturing out on their first  climb a mountain day.

It’s good to remember that there’s no need to spend a fortune on top-end outdoor clothing. You’ll see people out in the mountains wearing waterproof jackets that cost £400+ and they are really good if you’re going to be spending day after day outdoors working in the rain. For most people the raincoat you’ve got in the cupboard will likely do you just fine.

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Snowdon accommodation

Snowdon Accommodation

If you’re booked on one of our Climb Snowdon, Snowdon Sunrise or Snowdon Horseshoe adventures and you’re looking for accommodation in the area, we’ve compiled a list of local hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites to help you with your visit.

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What’s the easiest way up Snowdon?

What’s the easiest way up Snowdon?

Snowdon (known locally by its Welsh name Yr Wyddfa) is the highest mountain in Wales at 1085m (3,560ft) above sea level. It’s actually taller than any mountain in England too. In fact you’ll have to head up to the Scottish Highlands to find something bigger in the British Isles. Probably the most common question that gets asked around here is “Which is the easiest path up Snowdon?” So we’d like to share with you our guide to Snowdon’s main footpaths ranked in order of difficulty from the easiest to the most difficult.

Whilst there’s a small difference between the lengths of the paths (the Llanberis Path being the longest and the Pyg Track being the shortest) it’s not a huge amount so don’t look at distance alone. All the paths take roughly the same time with a faster walker being able to get up and down in around four hours but for most people, allow six or slightly longer if you’re walking with young children or in poor weather.

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What smart phone apps can improve my mountain day?

What smart phone apps can improve my mountain day?

The smart phone has become an essential part of all our lives and that’s no less true when we’re out exploring the hills and mountains. We’re very used to taking summit selfies and calling our loved ones when we’re safely on our way home but there are also some amazing apps available to make your mountain day easier, more enjoyable and they could even save your life. Here’s a few of our recommendations:

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Snowdonia National Park Ambassador

We’re Snowdonia National Park Ambassadors!

MountainXperience is proud to call the Snowdonia National Park its home. So we’ve been studying over the winter to become official Snowdonia National Park Gold Level Ambassdors!

The Ambassador scheme offers a unique training opportunity to enhance candidates knowledge of Snowdonia National Park’s ‘Special Qualities’ and everything that makes Eryri exceptional. Ambassadors of the scheme play an important role in enriching the visitor experience of Eryri.

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