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At A Glance

Distance: Average 8-10 miles per day
Ascent: Average 1000 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 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?

  • We specialise in small group guided walks and we ensure you have a fun, relaxed and stress-free experience that you will never forget.
  • All our walks are led by an exceptional and dedicated team of experienced Mountain Leaders.
  • We are dedicated to the highest quality of client care and providing adventures that are remarkable, inspiring and memorable. We put our clients at the heart of everything we do.
  • Our team are always here to help from booking to completing the walk. You will be sent plenty of information, lots of advice and kept up to date before the course

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Event Description

Enjoy two-days scrambling in Snowdonia developing the skills required for tackling scrambling routes such as Crib Goch or Tryfan North Ridge.

This weekend is for confident hillwalkers who want to take their skills to the next level and explore rocky ridges and steep ground in safety. By the end of the two-days you will have gained valuable new skills, boosted your confidence and tackled some of Snowdonia’s legendary scrambling routes.

Dates for 2019

  • Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th April (fully booked)
  • Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd May
  • Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th May
  • Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June
  • Thursday 4th – Friday 5th July
  • Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st July
  • Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th August
  • Thursday 29th – Friday 30th August
  • Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th September



This course is aimed at summer hillwalkers who want to gain the skills and confidence required for tackling steep ground, tricky rocky lines and mountain ridges.

The course focuses 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.

Course content

The first day will be spent covering skills and technique including:

  • 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 such as:

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


Where does it start?

Discover Scrambling is held in Snowdonia, North Wales. You will start the 2-days in the Glyderau mountains at the Ogwen Valley Visitors Centre. This is a short drive from Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis.

Is this for me? 

Recent experience of summer hillwalking in the UK and a very good level of mountain fitness. Some experience of easy scrambling or steep ground would be useful but is not essential. This is a challenging 2-days with some serious exposure. If you’re unsure if this is right for you, please contact us before booking.

How to book your course

You can book your course anytime through the website.

1.  Decide which date you would like to attend
2.  Use the booking calendar above to select your date and click ‘book now’
3.  You pay a 35% deposit to book your place
4.  We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and training tips

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If any events are fully booked or you are unable to attend a specific dates then we can send you updates via email. We often add additional dates or have cancellations so we can let you know when things become available.

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  • 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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