Beginners with good fitness
When to go
All year round
This adventure takes place near Llanberis (Wales), a stunning lakeside village at the foot of Snowdon, surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers. If you’re looking for a mountaineering challenge, then an ascent of the iconic Tryfan via its North ridge is an absolute must.
On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at your accommodation at 9.00am. You'll discuss the day ahead, then drive the short journey to the stunning Ogwen Valley. Once there you'll gear up and begin your epic ascent.
The iconic Grade I North Ridge of Tryfan (917m) will see you scramble over ancient rock and intermittent steep terrain, with your guide passing on mountaineering techniques. You'll have amazing vistas down the valley towards the open waters of the Menai Straits.
The summit holds a famous gem, the finger stones of Adam and Eve; two huge boulders perfect for photos. A gentle ridge leading down into the valley will take you back to the car. Time for some well earnt food in the local pub.
All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organize and requires minimal kit or fitness. We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date. Then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!
Simon Edwards is an expert mountaineer and a holder of the MIC, the UK's highest mountaineering qualification. Based in Snowdonia National Park in the summer and the Highlands in the winter, he feels privileged to have made his love for the mountains into a full time living. A day out with Simon will see you learn essential skills whilst achieving an amazing outdoor objective.
Optional extras include booking additional days to explore the area further (ask the guide).
Bring waterproofs, a daypack for layers (and snacks) and walking boots.
Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).
- Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
- Technical kit
- Advice on kit needed
- Meals/ drinks
How to get there
Car to Snowdonia
If you're driving from London it's just 4.5 hours.
Train to Snowdonia
The nearest rail station is Bangor - connecting from Chester. Take a taxi from Bangor to Llanberis, approx. £30 split between a group. A taxi is more direct than the local bus service.
I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely walk up to Y Garn on Friday. The views were absolutely stunning and the mix of walking and scrambling was very enjoyable; the whole day was great fun. Thank you too for rescuing my rucksack from the river I won't be doing that again ;) Hope to see you again for another walk some time.
Thanks again for the last few days. Really enjoyed it and learnt a lot of mountaineering skills to take away and develop further.
Just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks again for taking us this last week we all had a great time, and learned a lot too.
Just a note to thank you for a great couple of days, I think it's fair to say we had a fantastic time and learnt a huge deal over the weekend and you were incredibly helpful.