When to go
All year round
This adventure takes place near Llanberis (Wales), a stunning lakeside village at the at the foot of Snowdon, surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers. If you’re looking for an amazing day out, then an ascent of Snowdon is a must and a great stepping stone for planning your own future adventures.
On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at Pete's Eat cafe in Llanberis at 8.00am. You will then take the bus to the start point by Pen-y-Pass. From there you will set off to ascend Snowdon, via the famous Pyg track used by Everest mountaineers for their training. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to learn some basic map and compass work, the old school 'proper' way of navigating!
In peak season the guide also knows a beautiful circular route from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon via Foel Goch and Derlwyn, which for almost all of its length is away from the crowds (this can be decided on the day).
All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organize and it will give you the skills needed to plan your own future adventures. We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date, then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!
Brendan Hanley is a passionate Mountain Leader with experience leading groups on adventures around the country. As a teenager he fell in love with the outdoors whilst climbing Snowdon on a blustery summer day in 1977. With trips to the Alps, Iceland and all over the UK, his love for the mountains has only grown and his ambition is to help others experience the incredible peace the outdoors can offer. He's not into achieving arbitrary targets for speed or distance, bagging summits, or "conquering" routes or mountains, instead enjoying simply being in touch with the majesty and beauty of the landscape and the weather and the sky above, and having a trip in harmony as much as possible with the mountains. Brendan is especially good at working with people who are a bit unsure of themselves in the mountain environment and need some gentle support and guidance.
Optional extras include additional days exploring the area (ask the guide).
You can do your ascent at night for a truly unique experience for a small extra cost (we highly recommend this great option. Ask the guide if interested).
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 Brendan Hanley.
- Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
- Advice on kit needed
- Personal expenditures (e.g. pub drinks)
- Transport to adventure start point
How to get there
Car to Snowdonia
Driving to Snowdonia is by far the best option. From London it's an easy 4 hours.
Train to Snowdonia
You can take the train to Bangor or Betws-y-Coed. You would then need a taxi or local bus to take you onwards.
I want to say a huge thank you to Brendan, he is the most optimistic, inspiring beings that I have met. He kept me going with his positive attitude and he believed in me and kept me going and I couldn’t have done it without him! He was keeping me entertained along the way with his stories and knowledge!
Brendan is a pleasure and a delight, both to work with and to hike with personally. He is professional at all times and a great support. His knowledge and enthusiasm shine through when surrounded by mountains, a great leader.