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Iconic Hiking & Scrambling in Snowdonia 28 Apr - 1 May 2017

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Iconic Hiking & Scrambling in Snowdonia 28 Apr - 1 May 2017

from 75.00
sold out

Explore the wild and rugged Snowdonia National Park over the bank holiday weekend.  Climb Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England & Wales (1085 m).  There will be guided walks or take the opportunity complete an iconic scramble (The Snowdon Horseshoe), tackling more exposed ground in much smaller groups.

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Explore the wild and rugged Snowdonia National Park over the bank holiday weekend.  Climb Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England & Wales (1085 m).  There will be guided walks or take the opportunity complete an iconic scramble (The Snowdon Horseshoe), tackling more exposed ground in much smaller groups.

Snowdonia offers world class hiking as well as some of the UK’s most famous beginner scrambling routes.  On each day we’ll split into groups, either hiking or scrambling.  Both groups will climb Mount Snowdon over the weekend.

Scrambling is the cross-over between hill-walking and climbing, where the route gets steep and craggy requiring the use of your hands as well as feet.  At beginner level it does not require the use of ropes.  If you want to join the scrambling group then you must have previous experience hiking in mountains, have a head for heights and be up for the challenge.  In return, scrambling gives walkers access to exciting routes including craggy climbs and exhilarating, challenging ridge walks.  We’ll be in small groups (max 6 per instructor) and have experienced guides with us.  On one day we’ll tackle the full Snowdon Horseshoe (if the group and conditions allow), probably the most famous beginner scramble in the UK with grade 1 scrambling across the the airy ridges of Crib Goch and Y Lliwedd*.  On the other day we could head to the Glyders range to take on Tryfan or Bristly Ridge.

For the walkers, Snowdonia has some of the most spectacular hikes in the country.  On Mount Snowdon alone there are 6 different paths to the summit to choose from, all with amazing views to the coast and neighbouring mountain ranges.  Nearby, the Glyders or the Carneddau offer more great hikes and amazing views across Snowdonia and to the coast.

We’ll be staying together in a recently refurbished and comfortable group cottage.  If you've never come on an EC Adventure before, they're informal, friendly and great fun. We generally have singles, couples and small sets of friends coming along, from complete beginners to adventure professionals - what we all share is a love for adventure. Ages tend to range between mid 20s and mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome.

*If you are unfamiliar with Crib Goch please search for it on google or check out this video to be clear on what the route is like.

PAYMENT

Book your place by paying a £75 or £100 deposit using the “Add to Cart” button above

  • Earlybird price is £169 CLUB Members**/£174 non-CLUB Members if your deposit is paid on or before the 27th Feb 2017
  • Standard price is £174 CLUB Members**/£199 non-CLUB Members if your deposit is paid after the 27th Feb 2017
  • If you would like to join the scrambling then the cost is £25 extra due to the higher instruction levels.  This £25 is added when you pay your deposit

Price includes:

  • 3 nights shared accommodation
  • 3 x Breakfast (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • 2 x Dinner (Saturday & Sunday)
  • 2 full day guided walks on Saturday & Sunday in small groups (6 max for scrambling) with experienced leaders
  • EC Host for the weekend

Any questions please email amy@explorersconnect.com

**If you haven't joined CLUB yet, then this is a great time to do so, it’s only £32 per year to access local events only open to CLUB members – as well as discounts on other local events, our weekend events and loads of other adventure related discounts.