High on many people's bucket list is conquering the summit of Snowdon known by the Welsh as Yr Wyddfa. You'll reach the highest point in the British Isles outside of the Scottish Highlands and at 1,085m (3,560ft) above sea level it's no mean feat.
We operate our group hikes nearly every day of the year between March and October or if you want to make a private booking we'll also offer alternate route choices. We'll chat to you in advance and ensure you've got the right gear for an enjoyable day out. On the day you'll meet your Snowdon guide at the start point who'll lead you safely to the summit (and back again!) and supply you with entertaining facts and bad jokes along the way.
Whether you're doing it for charity, with a group of friends, as a family outing or just for your own pleasure MountainXperience will take the hassle out of planning your adventure and keep you safe on the day. You'll only meet qualified and experienced mountain guides who are fully insured and hold up-to-date first aid certificates to ensure your safety. We've been exploring Snowdonia's mountains for over a decade and we love nothing more than sharing them with you.
If you're ready to book your Snowdon ascent with MountainXperience, simply choose your preferred date from our live availability calendar and our booking partners FareHarbor will arrange everything for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can be in our group?
Can children come along?
How long will it take?
That all depends on how quick you walk! If walking in a group then we'll always aim to stay together and will go at the pace of the slowest person. You should treat it as a day out and expect it to take six to eight hours to get to the top and back down again. We never treat these days as races or endurance tests - the idea is to enjoy yourself.
Do I need to go shopping for lots of expensive new gear?
Absolutely not! As with many outdoor activities you can easily spend a fortune on the latest top-end clothing but there's really no need. Hiking boots are better than walking shoes and walking shoes are better than trainers but if all you have is a pair of firm, comfy trainers then they'll be fine.
So what exactly to I need to bring with me?
Starting from the bottom up, you'll need something comfy to walk in. If you've bought new footwear try to wear them a few times before you climb Snowdon to make sure they're a good fit. An extra pair of socks can also be a good idea. Walking trousers are great particularly the ones you can zip the bottoms off to make shorts. Jeans are really bad as if they get wet they become very heavy and are difficult to dry. The key to your top half is layers. Don't wear a t-shirt then a big heavy coat - better to wear a t-shirt, a fleece of some sort and a jacket - that way you can easily add/remove layers as the conditions change. If you have a hat and gloves then pack them. Remember the temperature on the summit will always be considerably less than at sea level so be prepared. Finally you'll need a rucksack to carry everything. No need for a huge expedition backpack - just something big enough to carry your lunch and spare bits. If you have any questions about what you need on the day, get in touch.
Is the summit busy?
It certainly can be, yes. You might have seen photos of crowds queuing at the summit for their photo opportunity however this is really only an issue on summer weekends and sunny bank holidays. However to help mitigate this we always recommend an early start.
Is there really a cafe at the top?
Yes there is! But it only opens from around the end of Spring until late October and then only on good weather days so it's always best to be self-sufficient and bring your own snacks and drinks. Unfortunately, due to current COVID restrictions, the cafe is not expected to open in 2021.
What about toilets?
There are public toilets at the start of each route and when the Summit Visitor Centre is open there are also facilities at the top.
Can I buy some cool Snowdon mountain merch?
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