Reach the top of Wales
On many people's bucket list is conquering the summit of Snowdon - the highest point in the British Isles outside of the Scottish Highlands and at 1085m (3,560 feet) above sea level it's no mean feat.
Whether you're doing it for charity, with a group of friends, as a family outing or just for your own pleasure MountainXperience can take the hassle out of planning your adventure and keep you safe on the day. We only work with 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.
As well as bespoke private guiding we offer public walks where individuals, couples or small groups of friends can book a place in a mixed group. These take place regularly throughout the spring, summer and autumn and run from the popular village of Llanberis. To help with social distancing and to ensure everyone has a good day we currently limit these to a maximum of eight people.
We can take you and your family, small group of friends or whole organisation to the top of Snowdon along your chosen route at any time of the year (conditions depending). We'll chat to you in advance, help with your route selection and ensure you've got the right gear for an enjoyable day out. On the day we'll meet you at the start point and guide you safely to the summit (and back again!) and supply you with entertaining facts and bad jokes along the way.
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. If you'd like to hire one of our guides for a private booking then get in touch.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can be in our group?
Can children come along?
Children are welcome on the Llanberis Path and Pyg/Miners' Track routes but must be accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times. If you're unsure about your child's suitability please get in touch and we can have a chat.
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.
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?
If you'd like to have a chat about any of the services we offer please get in touch. Simon can usually be contacted on 01248 614120 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org