When to go
April to September
This adventure takes place in the Snowdonia National Park (Wales), famous for its vast areas of natural beauty and unique scenery. If you’re looking for a classic British mountaineering experience, then an ascent of Snowdon combined with a walk over the Glyders Peaks the next day is a great option.
On the first day you can expect your guide to meet you at your accommodation at 7.00am. You will then drive to the base of Snowdon by Pen-y-Pass. From there you will set off on your ascent, via the famous Pyg track.
You’ll be treated to amazing views of summits and mountain lakes, with opportunities for stunning photos. A final ridge will lead you to the summit. The return leg will see you negotiate a gentle ridge, before arriving back at your start point.
On the second day you'll drive a short distance to access Snowdonia's impressive Glider peaks. If the group is confident, then some serious scrambles are on offer here, with fabulous rock formations giving the ascent a magnificent amplitude. Finally you'll arrive in the famous Devil's Kitchen, where the mountain stream plunges down the valley into a lowland lake below.
All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organise and requires minimal kit and moderate fitness. We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date, then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!
Richard Hazelby has been teaching people in the mountains for the past 14 years, ranging from ski instructing for 10 years to teaching avalanche courses in Canada and the Himalayas. He loves sharing his passion for the mountains and passing on his knowledge to his groups. A day spent with Richard is a great opportunity to learn and is certain to inspire you to get out there and explore your own limits.
Optional extras include booking further days to explore the area (ask the guide).
Itineraries are weather dependent.
Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Richard Hazelby.
- Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
- Advice on kit needed
- Meals/ drinks
How to get there
Train to Snowdonia
Take the train from London Euston to Bangor, then jump on a bus or taxi.
Car to Snowdonia
The journey from London to Snowdonia takes just 4 hours 30 mins via the M40 then M54.
Where to stay
For a very conveniently located hostel experience try YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass at the foot of Snowdon, from £15/person (bunk) or £29/person (private Room). Call 0345 371 9534.
For a luxury hostel experience then Plas Curig Hostel (LL24 0EL) is excellent, with bunkbeds from £24/person and family rooms from £90. Call 01248 600500.