Book an adventure UK adventures Snowdon Private Ascent - 20th September -129 days -19 hours -15 mins -14 secs Soaring to 1,085 metres above sea level, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is the highest mountain in Wales and England, and in our view the most majestic. Standing tall over the village of Llanberis, Snowdon offer outstanding views across Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland. There are six main paths to the summit and we select our route carefully according to the weather and your experience & fitness levels. Whether you're a keen rambler or you just love incredible landscapes, reaching the highest point in Wales is an unforgettable personal achievement. Snowdon is a mountain of sharp contrasts; it's the most frequently climbed mountain in the UK with over 700,000 visitors each year, but it's also designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna! Snowdon was formed by volcanoes over 400 million years ago during the Ordovician period, and the massif was extensively sculpted by glaciation; these glaciers that were at their peak 18,000 years ago in Snowdonia, scouring out great U-shaped valleys, including Llanberis and Nant Gwynant, forming the pyramidal peak of Snowdon, and forming rocky ‘cwms’ or corries, hanging tributary valleys often with breath-taking waterfalls cascading over them. The same glaciers also created the characteristic knife edge arêtes of Crib Goch and Y Lliwedd, formed where two ‘cwms’ formed on either side of the mountain. The mountain is steeped in British mountainneering history as the training base for the successful 1953 British Mount Everest expdition. You'll be guided by qualified Mountain Leader and Everest Summiter Ricky Munday. Overview Pyg Track ascent, Miner's Descent: 11 kilometres with 730 metres of height gain Rhyd Ddu Path ascent, Snowdon Ranger descent: 14 kilometres & 923 metres of height gain If we choose to ascend via the Pyg Track we can optionally choose to ascend Y Lliwedd, an easy Grade 1 scramble, before joining the Miner's Track on descent. Target time 5 - 9 hours Group Size Private Ascent 1:1 Date Sunday 20th September 2020 Price Guiding: £120 for a 1:1 guided ascent Once you've booked, you'll be sent an information pack and kit list. We can also provide advice on local accommodation and other actvities. Virtual Tour View Virtual Tour of Snowdon How do I pronounce Yr Wyddfa? 3D Route Video Where & when does it start? Our meeting time is 07.00 am at the layby on the A498 just beyond the Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel. There is pay & display parking in this layby that costs £4 per day. Please note that the pay machines only accept coins, not cards or bank notes. You can find the layby using the following options: Google Maps code: 3XJX+C2 Caernarfon Postcode: LL55 4NT What3words: ///crisis.reckons.refreshed OS Grid Ref: SH660556 There is no mobile reception at the parking layby but I will be arrive early and I will be driving a white Audi A3 with registration plate AX12 GGK. Weather & terrain There is no technical terrain on either of our route options, although you may choose to use your hands on the occasional boulder. You can check some local weather forecasts for Snowdon below. Snowdonia Mountain Forecast Mountain Forecast for Snowdon Met Office weather for Snowdon Water on your walk We recommend carrying at least 1.5 litres of water. Please note that the summit Cafe is closed this year so you'll have to bring sufficient food for a full mountain day. What’s included? Mountain Leader on a 1:1 ratio Live GPS tracking with shareable link for family/friends 20% discount for Montane 15% discount for Cotswold Outdoor 15% discount for Open Air 20% discount on Water-to-Go bottles 25% discount on Uphill Athlete training plans What’s Excluded? Accommodation Transport to/from your accommodation to our event meet point Personal Food & Drink Parking Charges Safety Your safety is our top priority. Our activities are fully risk assessed and we hold Public Liability Insurance via Lockton LLP. Our leaders carry a mountain first aid kit, an emergency shelter, a fully charged mobile phone & spare battery, spare warm clothing & emergency food and we have two-way radio contact with all of our guides at all times during an event. We also hold a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Operator Licence. How to book Step 1: Book below by choosing your ticket type. You can choose: Full payment by bank transfer: £120 Full payment online (1.5% fee added): £121.80 Fundraise for us (deposit of £25 & minimum fundraising of £125) You'll receive an email acknowledging receipt of your payment/booking. You'll also need to read and agree to both our UK Trip Booking Terms & Conditions and our Participation Agreement & you'll be asked to confirm this during Step 1 when selecting your ticket type. If you've selected to pay by bank transfer, we'll email you an invoice that includes our bank details. UK Booking Terms & Conditions Participation Agreement Step 2: After booking, you'll receive a second email requiring you to complete our online Medical Declaration Form, which must be completed before we can confirm your booking. Fundraise for us Rather than paying full price, you can alternatively choose to raise funds to support our social mission - with this option, you pay a £25 deposit and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship (£125) for our own social projects with disadvantaged young people. We can host fundraising pages directly on our website and you can read some short case studies about our social impact. Read more about fundraising for Inspire Alpine®. Fundraise for Inspire Alpine Our Social Impact Set up a fundraising page Donate You can directly support our social mission to close the attainment gap. We support disadvantaged young people to have higher aspirations and feel more confident & resilient. Find out more Booking for this event has now closed.