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Sunrise Summit & Wild Camping in Snowdonia 17-18 June

Come with us on a truly wild Snowdonia adventure - hike through the heart of the Glyderau mountain range and camp overnight in a secluded valley.  The next morning, climb to a nearby  summit before dawn to watch the sun rise over the mountains.

If you’re looking for a remote but reachable mountain escape this is the way to go – join us to experience some real wild camping in a spectacular setting - by camping overnight we’ll get these popular mountains to ourselves.

To get to our campsite we’ll start with a guided hike from the foot of Tryfan, one of the most dramatic and recognisable mountains in Wales.  We’ll spend the day winding our way upwards via Cwm Tryfan and onto the Glyderau, against a backdrop of beautiful mountain scenery.

As we walk across Glyder Fach we can explore the dramatic rock formations for which it is famous such as Castell y Gwynt or “Castle of the Wind” and the cantilever stone.  Ahead of us as we trek to Y Garn we’ll look up into the cwm where we’ll be camping and look down to breathtaking views of the valleys and lakes below.

We’ll reach our campsite in plenty of light to have dinner and set up for the night, and as the sun sets over the hills and the stars emerge we’ll have the view all to ourselves. The next morning will be an early start as we go for a pre-dawn hike back up Y Garn to catch the sunrise before we cook breakfast together on the mountain. As we make our way back down to the base of Tryfan we’ll pass the rugged Llyn Bochlwyd lake, surrounded by heather clad, boulder strewn slopes.  

You’ll be with an experienced mountain guide for the whole weekend and the group will be kept small.  You don’t need to have any prior experience of wild camping or navigating and full guidance on what to bring will be provided.

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.   You’ll need to be comfortable carrying a backpack  containing all you need for an overnight adventure, but the group will walk at the pace of the slowest person and the weekend is about spending time in the mountains rather than a route march.

Quotes from a previous wild camping weekend:

“A great weekend adventure - nothing beats sleeping under the stars and waking up in the morning with the sun on your face and the birds singing, with no one else around!! Louise, 2016

“This was a fantastic trip out into the wilds completely away from everything - no roads or people.  Superb, epic time with superb people who are now my friends.” Sarah 2016


  • Discounted earlybird price is just £89 CLUB Members** and £99 non-CLUB Members
  • Standard price is £99 CLUB Members** and £109 non-CLUB Members

Please note that to qualify for an earlybird discount you need to pay before 17th April.

Price includes:

  • 2 days guided hike in a small group
  • 1 night wild camping

The trip will start at 10 am on Saturday morning.  If you will be arriving the night before we can advise you on places nearby to stay.

No equipment or food are provided but we’ll provide advice on both and give you assistance with sharing camping equipment.  Contact us if you would like to see the kit list or need equipment advice in advance.

Exciting news: We have a new booking system.  It will save you time by remembering all of your important details.  It will also automatically recognise if you are booking during the earlybird discount period and if you are an EC CLUB Member so you'll never miss a discount. 


 IMPORTANT: If you purchased EC CLUB Membership on our old system then we have already created an account for you, please sign in using the email address you asked us to contact you on when you bought membership.

**If you haven't joined EC CLUB yet, then this is a great time to do so, it’s only £40 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.