Snowdon Trek Weekend
This is the highest mountain in Wales at 1085m. The views from the top of Snowdon itself are spectacular and on a clear day you can see for miles along the coastline. Its Welsh name is Yr Wyddfa, reputedly the burial place of a mythical giant. Our challenging weekend trek takes us not only to Snowdon’s peak, but traverses other mountains and valleys in the National Park, offering a fabulous experience in this wild mountain landscape and a well-earned sense of achievement.
Day 1: Glyderau Traverse
Trek approx 11 miles / 18km; 8-10 hrs
We meet at our hostel for a 9am start. There will be a briefing before we set out on our first day’s trek. The main challenge today is a full traverse of the Glyderau, the central of the park’s main mountain massifs. We ascend past Llyn Idwal (textbook example of glaciation) and head up the main ridge of Y Garn. It is a slow and steady ascent but the views from the top are well worth it (if the weather is clear). From here we traverse across to Glyder Fawr before continuing on to Glyder Fach and a photo opportunity on the famous cantilever stone! Leaving the heights of the Glyderau behind us we descend to our night’s accommodation at Pen Y Pass. After freshening up we have a debrief before tucking into a fine feast to restore our bodies for the following day.
An information evening follows, where you can find out more about what to expect on our trips and how best to prepare for them. There will also be the chance to look at some of the clothing and equipment we recommend, and of course have a chance to ask any questions about your specific trip. Packed lunch and dinner included.
Day 2: Snowdon Ascent
Trek approx 6 miles / 10km; 4-6 hrs
Another early start, as we head out for the summit of Snowdon. The first couple of kilometres are on flattish gradients and is a welcome warm-up before we start the long ascent to the top of Snowdon. It will take us around two hours to reach the summit, where we’ll take a well-earned rest and hopefully enjoy the stunning views that can be seen on a clear day. From the summit we head back down to our finishing point at Pen-y-Pass, where we’ll celebrate our achievement before jumping on the waiting bus to transfer us back to our start point. From here we’ll say our goodbyes and head homeward after a fabulous and very rewarding weekend. Breakfast and packed lunch included.
Event Location: Snowdonia National Park, Snowdon , LL55 4TY