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At A Glance

Distance: Average 7 miles per day
Ascent: Average 900 metres per day
Duration: 2 days (8 hours per day)
Group Ratio: 1:6
Price: £100.00 per person

Why choose this course?

  • Tackle some of Snowdonia’s classic ridges and scrambles while learning new skills and techniques
  • Routes include Crib Goch, Tryfan North Ridge, Y Gribin, Seniors Ridge, Bristly Ridge and Llech Ddu Spur
  • This weekend is for confident hillwalkers with a good level of fitness, a head for heights and those who want to take their hillwalking to the next level
  • One of the most exhilarating weekends you will ever have in Snowdonia

Why choose Mountain Walks?

  • All walks are led and accompanied by fully qualified, experienced and knowledgeable Mountain Guides
  • We specialise in organising guided group walks. This mountain is our passion and we love nothing more than sharing it with you
  • We make sure that everything from booking your walk to reaching the summit is as stress free as possible
  • Our job is to make sure you leave with some amazing memories and an experience you will never forget

Event Description

Enjoy two days in Snowdonia developing the movement and technical skills required for tackling scrambling routes such as Crib Goch or Tryfan North Ridge.  This weekend is for confident hill walkers who want to take their skills to the next level and explore rocky ridges, gullies and steep ground in safety. By the end of the weekend you will have gained valuable new skills, boosted your confidence and tackled some of Snowdonia’s legendary scrambling routes.


Dates for 2018:


  • TBC




This weekend is aimed towards summer hill walkers who want to gain the skills and confidence required for tackling steep ground, tricky rocky lines and mountain ridges. The weekend will focus on movement skills and route finding on grade 1 scrambling ground giving you the skills and confidence to tackle routes yourself.   Each day will provide a new set of challenges and experiences as you enjoy an exhilarating tour of Snowdonia’s best scrambling routes. The pace will be comfortable, the learning relaxed and we ensure you are comfortable with every aspect of scrambling. This walk will increase your confidence and develop the movement skills needed to tackle steep mountain terrain, ridges and follow grade 1 scrambling routes. To have an exhilarating, challenging and fun experience tackling scrambling routes in Snowdonia.


Weekend content


You will meet your group and mountain leader at the designated meeting point which will be highlighted in the event document after booking. After some safety briefings and a quick chat to determine everyone’s experience and aspirations you will head in to the Glyderau mountains to spend the day learning skills on some easier classic scrambling routes.   The first day will be spent on the mountain and you will cover:


  • Safe and confident movement techniques
  • Route choice, assessing and planning
  • Safeguarding and protecting other members of the group
  • Tackling loose rock, gullies, descents, ridges and steep ground


The second day will focus on completing a longer mountain journey on one of the legendary multi-peak scrambling routes. The route will depend on the group and weather conditions but may include:


  • The Snowdon Horseshoe (Crib Goch)
  • Tryfan North Ridge and Bristly Ridge
  • Llech Ddu Spur and scrambling in the Carneddau


Weekend pre-requisites 


Recent experience of summer hill walking in the UK. Some experience of easy scrambling or steep ground would be useful but is not essential. This is a challenging weekend with some serious exposure. If you’re unsure if this is right for you, please contact us before booking.


Booking information


Spaces on this course are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We require a 35% deposit to reserve a place and the remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to the course. All the course information will be emailed to you once your place has been confirmed. This will include all the details you need, including start and finish times, location details, parking information, and what you need to prepare and bring with you.


To book a place, select your chosen date on the calendar above and click ‘Book Now’.


  • What our clients say...

    My experience with Snowdon Walks was phenomenal. Both days were packed with learning new skills, new knowledge and new friends. Our guide, Jo, was exactly what we needed for us to get the best out of the course and out of ourselves. I would (and have!) recommended Snowdon Walks to anyone who is interested in taking on a challenge that might seem daunting but is absolutely achievable with the level of support and coaching provided.

    Jim Steele
  • What our clients say...

    Awesome…they gave us 110% to make sure we had the best time in the mountains, already booked my next trip with Snowdon Walks.

    Martin Coombs
  • What our clients say...

    A fun, fantastic, well organised weekend of scrambling on some of Snowdonia’s finest mountains with a knowledgeable & experienced guide. Definitely the way to learn the fundamentals of safe scrambling in a relaxed environment not having to worry about route finding.

    Emma Bradley
  • What our clients say...

    Extremely helpful and supportive. Explained everything we needed to know very thoroughly which resulted in us being able to complete the course and gain the experience to the exposure we encountered on the mountains.

    Ian Smith
  • What our clients say...

    Jo was simply amazing – being both interesting and interested in every aspect of our experience. She led with the confidence we all needed to feel completely safe despite the atrocious conditions. Alongside the leadership qualities that Jo has is a deep knowledge of the area including the geology, ecology and mythology. Jo’s care for her working environment was something we all appreciated – keeping to paths to avoid unnecessary damage to the plants and shrubs, respecting those who’s livelihood depends on the land and never leaving the area worse than you found it. On a number of occasions Jo stopped to pick up litter that other visitors had left mindlessly on the mountain. 10/10 for Jo!

    Jim Steele
  • What our clients say...

    This was a great course and considering the full day of activity and the tuition given, it turns out to be great value for money. It’s given me the skills and confidence that I will use forevermore up the hills.

    Neil Davies
  • What our clients say...

    We were very nervous about the exposure we would experience especially on Crib Goch. Our guide’s experience and encouragement gave us the confidence to achieve things we didn’t feel we could have achieved alone. If anyone is nervous about scrambling Tryfan or Crib Goch then these guys will give you the confidence and encouragement to do it. Fantastic experience, onwards and upwards from now on!!!

    Ian Smith
  • What our clients say...

    We’d walked a bit in wales on our own. The usual routes and hills. But, never really felt confident to push it on to the next level. This course helped us achieve that and has made us confident and excited to try some more of the harder walks / scrambles in the area. It was well run but friendly guides who kept a good pace and made us feel safe throughout. I felt they were always willing to go that extra bit to ensure a great experience.

    Daniel Gibson
  • What our clients say...

    Thank you very much for such a wonderful weekend. I never had a confidence in scrambling before, after two days with Jo and Jamie and fellow participants in the course, I think I feel more comfortable in tackling more rocky paths. Thank you again!!

    Hisayo Kawahara
  • What our clients say...

    The scrambling weekend is a fantastic and enjoyable way to learn and build your confidence while out on the mountains. You learn valuable skills, meet new people and have a great time! Highly recommended can’t wait to do it again next year 🙂

    Claire Potter
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