Commanding a spectacular position in the north of Snowdonia National Park. Also known as Snowdon – but never Mount Snowdon or Mount Snowdonia. This is Yr Wyddfa, to use its historical Welsh name. We deliver authentic, powerful mountain experiences, making you feel alive in the great outdoors. Indulge your well-being, visit Wales and see the many beautiful sides of Snowdonia National Park: Eryri.
Climb Snowdon is a dedicated and locally based guiding service for walks up Snowdon. We live and work at the foot of this beautiful mountain and absolutely love supporting others to enjoy its many paths, cwms, ridges, related summits as well as quiet corners and secluded llyns. We know the many characters of this majestic mountain: its lights and darks, its quiet and popular paths...
“OUR PASSION AND MISSION TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, INSPIRATION, INFORMATION AND EDUCATION IS WELL-KNOWN LOCALLY.”
We work on unique bespoke guided days, family walks on Snowdon, guided educational and school groups, fundraising charity walks on Snowdon, corporate challenge days and exciting mountain running events.
Climb Snowdon leads the way in high quality service and proven industry experience. We are keen to work within and support our local community, mountain conservation campaigns and doing everything we can to ensure your mountain memories are made to last. And inspire you onwards and upwards...
As well as working with many groups directly, we also employ locally based, experienced and talented Mountain Leaders when we need extra support for larger events and groups. As a united and friendly team, we’ll enjoy sharing all we know about Yr Wyddfa with you, your family, friends and colleagues.
Your day on Snowdon will be a memorable one – a challenging and rewarding opportunity to gain some perspective on this world, see new and spectacular views and walk in the footsteps of giants.
Summit Mt. Snowdon in a small group with a guide on the Miners Track
Beat the crowds with an early start and a less popular summit path
Stay fueled with a sandwich, snacks, and bottled water
Visit a mountaineering hotel where Hillary and Tenzing stayed before Everest
7 Ways to Make a Great Adventure Even Better
1. Plan your route carefully before you set off by choosing a route that suits the fitness level of everybody in your group, not just your own. We recommend the Llanberis path if this is your first time climbing Snowdon. Reaching the summit is only half the battle so be vigilant as you descend the mountain, as you will become tired and are more likely to slip or trip at this point.
2. Keep to your planned route at all times and don’t follow others ahead of you – they may be taking a much more challenging and dangerous route than you. The biggest cause of mountain rescue incidents on Snowdon is of people getting lost, so make sure you take a good map. We recommend the Snowdon Map and Guide, which can be purchased at Pen y Pass as well as at Betws-y-Coed and Beddgelert Tourist Information Centres.
3. Wear comfortable, ankle-supporting walking boots and suitable clothing. The terrain can be uneven and the weather unpredictable. You'll need a waterproof and windproof jacket and over trousers. In wintry conditions you’ll need to take extra clothing such as a thermal base layer, fleece jacket, gloves and a hat. Often in winter the mountain can only be climbed using an ice-axe and crampons.
4. Carry a rucksack that can accommodate plenty of food and drink. It’s important to maintain your energy levels, as walking can be hard work. Remember that Hafod Eryri – the summit building may be closed at certain times of year. During the summer, make sure you carry extra water and sunscreen, as there is little shade to be found in the mountains.
5. Carry the right equipment. Make sure you pack an extra layer of clothing as temperatures can plummet high up in the peaks. It’s vital to carry a torch, compass, map, whistle, first aid kit and mobile phone, but remember – you’re not guaranteed a signal on the mountain so don’t rely on your phone if you get into difficulty.
6. Check the weather forecast before you set out and if the weather deteriorates, turn back. Conditions on the mountain can change quickly with fierce winds, low clouds and freezing temperatures making visibility and walking impossible. Visit the Met Office website for a detailed weather forecast before you set out. In winter you will also need to check the snow and ground conditions. You can also see the latest readings from the weather station on the summit of Snowdon on the SnowdonLive website.
7. Tell someone reliable about your plans, which route you’re taking and what time you expect to return, so they can raise the alarm if you don’t make it back by your given time. Remember to let them know if your plans change at all.
Planning Your Walk Up Snowdon
Snowdon’s terrain is challenging at the best of times therefore before heading out please make sure that you have checked all of your equipment. This short video is full of tips for planning the day and details on the Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service are at the bottom of the page. Please note that the video was published in 2015 and the parking charges have changed. The new daily rate for Rhydd Ddu, Tŷ Nant, Dôl Idris, Morfa Dyffryn and Cwellyn is £6 and Nant Peris is £5.
Llanberis Path is the easiest and longest of the six main paths to the summit of Snowdon. Originally, tourists were carried up this path on ponies and mules, and to this day it continues to be a pony path.
Distance: 9 miles (there and back)
Total Climb: 975m (3,199 ft)
Time: Approx 6 hours (there and back)
Start and Finish: Far end of Victoria Terrace, Llanberis, off the A4086
Map: OS Explorer OL17
Parking: Numerous car parks in Llanberis (LL55 4TD)
Sherpa Bus Stop: Llanberis Interchange