Explore the wild and rugged Snowdonia National Park over the bank holiday weekend. Climb Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England & Wales (1085 m). There will be guided walks or take the opportunity complete an iconic scramble (The Snowdon Horseshoe), tackling more exposed ground in much smaller groups.
Snowdonia offers world class hiking as well as some of the UK’s most famous beginner scrambling routes. On each day we’ll split into groups, either hiking or scrambling. Both groups will climb Mount Snowdon over the weekend.
Scrambling is the cross-over between hill-walking and climbing, where the route gets steep and craggy requiring the use of your hands as well as feet. At beginner level it does not require the use of ropes. If you want to join the scrambling group then you must have previous experience hiking in mountains, have a head for heights and be up for the challenge. In return, scrambling gives walkers access to exciting routes including craggy climbs and exhilarating, challenging ridge walks. We’ll be in small groups (max 6 per instructor) and have experienced guides with us. On one day we’ll tackle the full Snowdon Horseshoe, probably the most famous beginner scramble in the UK with grade 1 scrambling across the the airy ridges of Crib Goch and Y Lliwedd. On the other day we could head to the Glyders range to take on Tryfan or Bristly Ridge.
For the walkers, Snowdonia has some of the most spectacular hikes in the country. On Mount Snowdon alone there are 6 different paths to the summit to choose from, all with amazing views to the coast and neighbouring mountain ranges. Nearby, the Glyders or the Carneddau offer more great hikes and amazing views across Snowdonia and to the coast.
We’ll be staying together in a recently refurbished and comfortable group cottage. If you've never come on an EC Adventure before, they're informal, friendly and great fun. We generally have singles, couples and small sets of friends coming along, from complete beginners to adventure professionals - what we all share is a love for adventure. Ages tend to range between mid 20s and mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome.
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Please note, this trip is advertised in multiple locations and the number of RSVPs on this page will not reflect the total number. Our weekend trips often sell out so we recommended reserving your place early.