At 1085m, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is the highest peak in Wales and the highest peak south of Scotland. It has become known as the world's most popular mountain, with around 700,000 visitors a year. Don't let the numbers put you off climbing this special mountain, time it right and you can have the summit all to yourself. On a clear day you can see England, Scotland and Ireland, the different views from the different aspects of the mountain can be some of the best the UK has to offer.
Surrounded in myth, legend and history and with so many different ways to reach the summit, I challenge you to find a mountain that has so much to offer.
There are 7 main routes to reach the summit, some easier than others. Below is a brief description of each. Click on the each one for more detail.
Distance - 9 Miles. Total Climb - 980m. Time - 6+ hours. One of the easier, but also one of the longest routes. See here for more info.
Distance - 7 miles. Total Climb - 730m. Time - 5-6 hours. The quickest route to the summit. See here for more info.
Distance - 8 miles. Total Climb - 730m. Time - 5-6 hours. Same start point as Pyg Track but an easier start. See here for more info.
Distance - 8.5 miles. Total Climb - 900m. Time - 6 hours. Some great views, and a nice little pub at the bottom. See here for more info.
Distance - 8 miles. Total Climb - 940m. Time - 6 hours. The oldest route to the summit. See here for more info.
Distance - 8 miles. Total Climb - 1015m. Time - 6 hours. One of the hardest routes as you near enough climb the full height of the mountain, but maybe also the most scenic. See here for more info.
Distance - 7 miles. Total Climb - 1050m. Time - 7 hours. The most thrilling and exhilarating climb to the roof of Wales. See here for more info.
There are many, many other ways to reach the summit. The South Ridge, Y Llewedd, Cribau, Cwm Glas, and Moel Eilio to name a few. We will soon be adding details about the lesser know routes.