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Climb Snowdon

Summit the Highest Mountain in Wales!

Climb High Above the Clouds to 1085M

Climbing-Snowdon

The Challenge

Climbing Snowdon is an excellent challenge for people of any ability; all you need is a sprinkling of enthusiasm and a dash of determination to ensure an incredibly rewarding day. At 1085m above sea level, it is the highest mountain in England and Wales, and offers the most spectacular panoramic views stretching across Snowdonia National Park and beyond. Having such an amazing vantage point from the summit, you may wonder whether you really are stood upon the final resting place of the giant, Rhitta Gawr. For those who prefer, instead, to sit upon the shoulders of giants, the views of the Snowdon Massif can be enjoyed just as much with a cappuccino and a panini in the Summit Café.

There are a number of different routes you can take to reach the summit, offering different levels of challenge and a variety in scenery. Whichever route you choose to take, you will pass sparkling blue mountain lakes and walk in the shadow of massive mountain crags; the main ingredients for a fantastic adventure!

Note: The options outlined below are not exhaustive. If you would prefer an alternative route, please let us know and we will arrange a bespoke package that will perfectly suit your needs.

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Climbing Snowdon for charity?

Many people walk up Snowdon to raise money for charity. If this is your plan, we’ll be with you all the way! Most charities have sponsorship packs that will help support you – including offering a sponsorship form to track fundraising. If you don’t receive this, Lost Earth Adventures can send you one of our generic forms. For more details, including fundraising tips, visit our charity challenges page.

Please note that we can be very busy in the summer months and recommend booking at least two weeks’ in advance when booking. To book, phone us on 01904 500094 or email info@lostearthadventures.co.uk to check availability.

 

Route Options

Pyg Track & Miner’s Track

Pyg and Miners Paths

8 Miles Round Trip, 800m Ascent, 4-6 hours
Difficulty level: Fair / moderate

The most famous route to the summit, you will leave from Pen-Y-Pass and follow the Pyg Track as it winds its way up. The trail sits below the dramatic Crib Goch and above the pristine Glaslyn (Blue Lake), offering fantastic views at every point.

As you gain height, Snowdon itself comes into view, before a final steep push to the summit. The descent down the Miner’s track is gentler on the knees and makes for a nice and enjoyable walk back down to the Pen-Y-Pass. If the sun is shining, the banks of Glaslyn offer a wonderful place to stop and admire the impressive mountain terrain above you.

Llanberis Path

9 Miles Round Trip, 970m Ascent, 6-7 hours
Difficulty level: Fair / moderate

The most gentle incline up to the summit but also one of the longer routes, you’ll pass the impressive cliffs of Clogwyn Du’r Arddu – The “Dark, Black Cliff” and walk aloft the skyline ridge that dominates the Llanberis Pass, an area steeped in mountaineering history.

Watkin Path

Watkin Path Gladstone Rock

8 Miles Round Trip, 1015m Ascent, 7-8 hours
Difficulty level: Moderate

A grand outing in one of Wales’ forgotten valleys, where overgrown remains of ancient villages conjure thoughts of a tranquil and distant past. Crystal clear waters tumble down the fells and blankets of heather rise up to the bases of craggy summits. It is the quietest way to the top of Snowdon, and arguably the most beautiful!

The expansive views across the Snowdon Massif, the Carneddau and the Moelwyns are sure to bring with them a sense of calm, and a massive sense of achievement upon reaching the summit!

Crib Goch

Crib Goch Ridge

Difficulty level: Hard

Crib Goch is, without doubt, one of the most exciting ways to bag the summit of Snowdon. It is a classic route, and is quite rightly considered by British mountaineers to be one of the finest ridge scrambles on our Isles. It is rated as ‘Grade 1’, the easiest grade of scramble, but is not to be underestimated.

Setting off from Pen-Y-Pass, you will begin walking along the Pyg Track before peeling off right towards the ridge. The first challenge is using your hands and feet to clamber up blocky slabs; a fantastic introduction to what’s to come.

As you attain the ridge itself, you will be greeted with steep drops and a fantastic sense of exposure. These accompany you all the way across the ridge as you carefully scramble across to the summit of Garnedd Ugain. At 1,065m, it is only 20m lower than Snowdon in elevation, and offers a superb vantage point for looking back at the ridge you’ve conquered! If you are up for a challenge, are confident with heights and have a sense of adventure, this is an incredible way to reach Wales’ highest summit.

Snowdon Horseshoe

Snowdon Walk

Difficulty level: Very difficult

If you want to really push your limits, you can complete the Snowdon Horesehoe: undoubtedly one of the most famous walking challenges in the area! Combining the thrill of Crib Goch with additional peaks and some difficult terrain, this route will ensure you have an unforgettable adventure. From the summit of Snowdon, you will continue on the rugged path towards the twin peaks of Y Lliwedd.

Another ridge awaits here, and affords spectacular views across Glaslyn and towards Crib Goch. The rocky path, tricky to navigate at times, takes you down the obvious route down to the Miner’s Track and back to Pen-Y-Pass.

Prices

All our Snowdon hikes are run as privately guided walks for you and your group. Prices are per person and listed below.

Number of PeoplePrice
Per
Person
Price for 1 person
(private guided)
£259
Price for 2 people
(private guided)
£129
Price for 3 People
(private guided)
£89
Price for 4 People
(private guided)
£69
Price for 5 People
(private guided)
£49
Price for 6-19 People
(private guided)
£45
Price for 20+ People
(private guided)
£39

Includes:

  • Qualified and insured mountain leader with mountain first aid certification
  • Insurance
  • Professional event organisation

For large groups we can supply waterproofs, hot chocolate, packed lunches, support vehicles and pretty much everything else so that you can simply turn up and enjoy the event. All of these things must be pre-arranged with us at least 2 weeks prior to the challenge.

How to Book

Booking your place is easy! To get the ball rolling, all we need from you is an email to confirm the dates and activities as well as an initial £100 deposit to reserve your spot, then you’re on your way. The total participant numbers and the final balance isn’t due until 30 days before the activity takes place. To pay the deposit; either give us a call on 01904 500094 or click ‘Pay Now’ below after reading our Terms and Conditions..

For your safety and security credit/debit card payments are processed through Paypal. YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT to pay via credit or debit card.

If you do not have a PayPal account, simply click on the Pay Now button below and get directed to the secure PayPal site, ignoring the option to log into PayPal. Look to the bottom of the page where you can click to use a credit/debit card.

Pay your £100 deposit to secure your exciting adventure





Additionally, you can buy an adventure as a gift certificate for a friend or relative to be redeemed whenever they like. You need to give at least 2 weeks notice when using a gift voucher and be aware that we can be quite busy in the summer months.

Pay by Other Methods

Other payment options are to: send us a cheque, bankers draft or postal order made payable to Lost Earth Adventures Ltd.

Or you can pay by BACS payment to: Lost Earth Adventures LTD, Barclays bank, account number 63070883, sort code 209956 Please state your full name with the BACS reference. You can also pay at any UK branch of Barclays giving these details or come and visit us to pay cash.

Children under 18 and older than 5 are most welcome to join us but please let us know when booking how many and what ages they are. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure!

Call us on 01904 500094 or email us at info@lostearthadventures.co.uk to discuss what we can do for you.

Information

Group Hiking Challenge

Children under 18 and older than 7 are most welcome on our activities but please let us know when booking how many and what ages they are. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure!

If you wish to complete this challenge successfully we definitely recommend that you are reasonably fit and that you are able to carry a light daypack with you for the duration of the hike.

To view the terms and conditions of booking a course in the UK please click here.

At Lost Earth Adventures we are aware of the concerns for the health and safety of your group.

  • We have an Adventurous Activities Association License (AALA License)
  • We have detailed risk assessments for every activity we run
  • Lost Earth Adventures has full public and product liability insurance
  • All staff working with children have undergone DBS (formally CRB) checks
  • We have a child protection policy
  • We have fully qualified instructors

All of these documents are available on request. To read more about our AALA License and our safety policies click here

Kit List

To see a full and comprehensive list of clothing and equipment you’ll need for walking up Snowdon please see our Kit List page.

Transport

The prices do not include transport to the venue. If your group requires transport please contact us for more information. We can arrange transport of all sizes to and from anywhere in the country.

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Accommodation

There is also plenty of accommodation in Llanberis, Capel Curig and Nant Gwynant to suit any budget.

There are a range of accommodation options, from dormitories to private en-suite rooms. Hearty breakfasts, magnificent views over Snowdonia National Park, and a license to provide you with a celebratory beer. Perfect for a fantastic day in the hills!

Further Inspiration

National 3 Peaks

Have you ever dreamed of climbing the UK’s highest peaks? Then read more about the National 3 Peaks Challenge!

Climb Snowdon Weekender

Spend the weekend in Snowdonia. We’ll provide you with two nights of accommodation with breakfast included at a hostel in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Arrive the night before you attempt to complete the Climb Snowdon Challenge, and relax knowing that you won’t have far to go after the challenge is done.

Price: £239 per person, minimum 8 participants. Contact us to discuss with one of our team members.

What Our Guests Say

Happy Clients

“Lost Earth Adventures lead a group of enthusiastic people on the fantastic but grueling Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge I had organised to raise money and awareness for cancer charities. We could not have had a better group of mountain leaders with us. Richard and Sarah, the founders of the company have excelled themselves in bringing the best group of people to lead and look after you, you want that personal touch? – look no further!”

Tracy GouldClick here for more reviews.

Photos

Click on the arrows below to take a photographic adventure through the Snodownia National Park

Video

An inspirational film about a group of amputees we helped get to the summit of Mt. Snowdon

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