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Walk & Scramble the Snowdon Horseshoe and take on the incredible Crib Goch
The Peaks and Scrambles:
Crib Goch (1065m)
Crib y Ddysgl
Gardedd Ugain (1065m)
Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) (1085m)
Y Lliwedd (898m)
Distance: 15 km
Height gain: 1100 metres
Challenge Duration: 8 hours max
Meeting Point: Pen y Pass car park
Nearest Station: Caernarfon
Meet Time: 08:00 hrs
Start Time: 07:00 hrs
Break stops: 08:30 hrs
Difficulty Level: Easy/Medium
The Snowdon Horseshoe is one of the greatest mountain walking challenges in Great Britain.
It takes You into some amazing and exhilarating mountain scenery not least the great ridge of Crib Goch, the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) itself and the majestic pointed peak of Y Lliwedd before returning to the Miners track back to Pen Y Pass.
It is not for the faint Hearted as the expedition along Crib Goch is wonderfully exposed with thousand foot drops on each side. To fully appreciate the mountain landscape participants on this challenge should have a very good level of fitness and a very great head for heights.
Cost: £165 pp
Fully qualified mountain leaders
Hot drinks at break points
Healthy snack at each break
Re-usable Peak Cup
Price Doesn’t Include
Travel to and from start point
Your main food
Important things to know
It's way more challenging than The Yorkshire 3 Peaks!
Crib Goch is no place to realise you get vertigo
We might use a rope to keep you safe
It’s beautiful - even if the weather is bad!
Make sure you have good 3-season mountain boots
Pack light - don’t bring heavy items that you don’t need.
Stay over in a quaint B&B is highly recommended
Walking poles are great - if you have them, use them.
If it’s sunny, take your sunglasses, sunhat and sun cream!
It’s OK to come along on your own as an individual.
08:30 Commence walking
09:00 Bwlch y Moch (569m)
10:30 Crib Goch first summit (921m)
11:30 Crib Goch second summit (Garnedd Ugain 1065m)
12:30 Bwlch Glas (Top of the PYG Track 998m)
13:00 Snowdon Summit (1085m)
15:00 Down the Watkin Path to Bwlch Ciliau and then
onto Y Lliwedd (893m)
16:30 Join the miners track
17:00 Finish back at Pen y Pass.