Although impressive in summer winter brings with it a new beauty and grandeur with Snowdon resembling more of an alpine mountain.
Any time between November and April Snowdon can be in winter conditions, even the easy summer routes can be impassable due to snow and ice with the risk of avalanches.
Winter brings its own challenges making an ascent even more special. A winter ascent is quite often only safely possible using crampons and ice axe. We have crampons, axes and mountain boots available for hire. On a typical winter ascent we usually walk to the snowline where we can practice winter movement skills.
A typical progression would be:
- Step kicking.
- Using an ice axe.
- Using crampons.
Once practiced we then carry on to the summit putting our new found skills to the test.
Snowdonia, North Wales.
- £60 per person.
- Group discounts available.
Summer hill walking experience.