Climb Snowdonia’s Favourites

Climb Snowdonia’s Favourites

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Tryfan, Glyder Fach & Moel Siabod
North Wales has a reputation as one of the best mountain walking destinations in the country, and on this adventure weekend you’ll experience some of the most exhilarating summits in Snowdonia.

Tryfan was voted ‘Britain’s favourite mountain’ and is many walkers first introduction to the fun and exhilaration of scrambling. You’ll have the opportunity to crawl out on to the Canon Stone and if you’re brave enough on the summit, to jump from Adam to Eve. Nearby is Glyder Fach where you’ll have photo opportunities on the Cantilever Stone and then to descend the ridge as we approach Glyder Fawr.

On this fully guided weekend we’re going to take you to the top of Tryfan via the North Ridge, a great grade 1 scramble and then on to Glyder Fach, descending back in to the Ogwen Valley to our starting point. On our second day we’ll be exploring Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu and experiencing scenery retaining the same feel as the day that the remnants of the last ice age melted away with fabulous, unequalled views over Snowdonia.

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La Montée Grade:
Demanding

Climb Snowdonia’s Favourite Mountains: Tryfan, Glyder Fach & Moel Siabod
A special weekend based in a superb luxury hostel near Llanberis, with a chance to summit the highest mountain in Wales as well as the nearby Moel Hebog.

You’ll be walking in a guided group of 12 (maximum) with the opportunity to get to know your team and your leaders before your first outing, with time afterwards to relive the highlights of the day as you relax and recuperate in the evening.

  • 2 full day’s guided walking (maximum client to guide ratio 6-1)
  • 2 nights luxury hostel B&B (Friday & Saturday nights)
  • Cooked breakfasts (Saturday & Sunday mornings)
  • 2-course evening meals (Friday & Saturday evenings)
  • Coffee and cake (after your walk on Saturday & Sunday)
  • Packed lunches (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Transport between the start and finish of your routes and the hostel

Once you have selected an adventure, added it to your cart and made your payment we will e-mail you an ‘Adventure Pack’ with detailed itinerary breakdown, hostel location and directions, kit list and the following forms ‘Dietary Requirements’, ‘Acknowledgement of Risk’ and ‘Medical Declaration’ along with details on personal insurance.

North Wales has a reputation as one of the best mountain walking destinations in the country, and on this adventure weekend you’ll experience some of the most exhilarating summits in Snowdonia.

Our mountain guides will assess the conditions on the day and will select the routes from which you will get the best adventure and most memorable summits. Our aim is to summit Tryfan via the North Ridge, a grade 1 scramble and descend via Y Gribin, again scrambling at times. On the following day another amazing summit, Moel Siabod.

Tryfan
An impressive looking mountain and a satisfying one to climb, Tryfan offers all sorts of adventures and scrambling up the North Ridge is many peoples idea of of a perfect mountain day. You’ll need your hands as well as your feet to climb this one as we navigate between and over huge boulders to the summit where you’ll have the chance to take the leap between Adam and Eve, the 2 towering monoliths that mark the summit.

Glyder Fach & Glyder Fawr
With amazing views from the Snowdon Massif to the Carneddau these two popular, stoney, 3000m+ summits offer some excellent walking.

Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu
In the heart of Snowdonia, another iconic summit including another experience of grade 1 scrambling to really round of your weekend and send you home with a head full of fantastic experiences and stunning views.

Friday:
Meet the rest of your group and your guides at our Lodge. Enjoy a hearty two course dinner, a few drinks and plenty of relaxed banter, while we confirm some plans for the next two days.

Saturday:
A big cooked breakfast – you’re going to need it – and we’ll then load up our packs and hop on the bus for a short drive to the foor of Tryfan. We have a few options, depending on the group and the conditions, but the main aim will be to summit Tryfan via the North Ridge. We’ll then proceed on up Glyder Fach and finally descending to the valley via Y Gribin. Having completed the route, we’ll head back to the Lodge for tea, coffee (this place has wonderful coffee) and some homemade cakes and time for a hot shower. Saturday night is usually the highlight of the whole weekend with more tasty food and plenty of chat around the table about the day’s events – an opportunity to cement new friendships and to really get to know your group.

Sunday:
Another hearty breakfast and we’re off. Today we’ll be looking to complete a circular walk to the summit of Moel Siabod,. This’ll be a good days walking and by the end of it you’ll have another classics ticked of your list and some more scrambling experience under your belt. The bus will take us back to the Lodge for tea, coffee and cake followed by a quick round up of the day and the weekend and time to rest a little before your trip home.

Note: whenever possible, the routes we follow will be based on the group’s preferences and abilities although the weather on the day and trail conditions can also affect this. This weekend will include a couple of big days, with some huge ascents.

This is a 'Scrambling' weekend.

Please refer to the 'Scrambling' section on the 'What kit do I need?' page.

This weekend will include a couple of big days, with some huge ascents. You will on grade 1 scrambling terrain on both days. Grade 1 is the easiest scrambling grade but you will need to use hands as well as feet and there will be some exposure to fairly steep ground so a head for heights is advised.

Scrambling is a step up from hillwalking so we advise that you have plenty of mountain walking experience and are generally pretty fit. Scrambling experience is not necessary but will make it easier for you.

If you have any concerns about your ability or fitness, please get in touch.

Please review the breakdown of our grading system for our adventures here.

You will be guided with a maximum ratio of 1-6 (guide to client) so 2 guides to a group of 12 clients. All our guides are fully qualified professionals and all have first aid training. Generally they are local to the mountains that you will be climbing so will have a very good knowledge of the terrain and the routes you will be following.

Duration
Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Accommodation
Luxury bunkhouse (mixed sex dormitory with self-contained bunk beds). Exclusively weekend use for La Montée.

Food
Chalet style catering, with main meal served in the evenings. Most dietary requirements can be catered for. Final menu will be forwarded nearer to the event once all guests dietary requirements have been received.