Scrambling in Snowdonia
- dates: Fri 01 Apr - Sun 03 Apr 2011
- duration: 2 days
- experience rating: 1
- location: Llanberis show map
- price: from £161.90 pp
- availability: Places Available
About the Break
This weekend offers you the chance to discover and practice the art of mountain scrambling. More than straight forward walking, but not quite rock climbing, mountain scrambling takes you over steeper, more adventurous ground, often using specialist techniques and perhaps using a rope.
Over the two days you will explore some of the classic rocky ridges and less accessible places in Snowdonia, discovering new areas off the beaten track.
Your instructor will help you to develop the skills and judgement which will enable you to move safely and confidently over steep, rocky ground on some of Britain’s most exciting mountain scenery.
For this weekend Dringo Adventure has teamed up with the Youth Hostel Association to offer a great value inclusive package, which includes a two night stay in comfortable YHA accommodation in Llanberis, with breakfasts included.
You can also choose the full board option which includes packed lunches on both days, and evening meals on Friday and Saturday.
All specialist equipment, including helmets and ropes are provided. However we will send you a recommended clothing list when you book. Scrambling does require good quality leather or leather & gortex boots. If you have your own bring them, otherwise you can hire them for £5 per day (payable locally). Minimum age is 16, but children u18 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
To get the most out of this weekend you should have a reasonable level of mountain fitness and some experience of steep summer hillwalking.
- 2 nights accommodation at the YHA Llanberis in Snowdonia
- 2 breakfasts with choice of continental and full Welsh breakfast
- 2 days scrambling instruction and guiding
- Fully qualified expert instructors
- All specialist equipment including helmets
- First aid cover
- Waterproofs (if required)
- Digital photos of the day (put on Flickr website for you to access)
- 15% Discount Voucher at Cotswold Outdoors
- 2 packed lunches
- 2 evening meals
Full Board Option:All of the above plus:
Itinerary & What to Bring
- Travel to North Wales
- 7:30pm: Dinner at YHA (for those choosing full board option)
- 9:00am: Meet your instructor and the rest of the group in Llanberis. Depart for the day's scrambling
- 12:30pm: Lunch stop. If you opt for the 'full board' option, a packed lunch will be provided. Otherwise you will need to bring a packed lunch
- 1.15pm: Contine with the route.
- 4:30pm: Return to Llanberis (if time permits via a Snowdonia pub)
- 7:30pm: Dinner at YHA (if full board) and drinks afterwards
- 9:00am: Rendez vous with your instructor. Depart for the day's scramble
- 4:00pm: Return to Llanberis. Farewells, guests depart
What should I bring?
Please remember to bring the following clothing and equipment with you.
- Walking boots with ankle support (local hire available)
- Compass, if you have one
- Waterproof jacket and over trousers (these don't necessarily have to be expensive breathable types)
- Warm outdoor clothing (fleeces, jumpers, tracksuit / jogging bottoms / leggings), even in the summer
- Hat and gloves or mittens, even in the summer
- Day rucksack (25 - 45 litres)
- Rucksack liner (bin liner)
- Water bottle
- Flask (if you want a hot drink during the day)
- Small first aid kit
- Headtorch and batteries
YHA Llanberis, Llwyn Celyn, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4SR Tel: 0845 371 9645
Originally an old quarrymaster’s house, the YHA Llanberis has stunning views of the summit of Snowdon, the surrounding mountains and Padarn Lake and Country Park.
The YHA Llanberis is reknowned for providing excellent good value acommodation for individuals, groups and families planning to explore Snowdonia.
An excellent buffet style breakfast is served to provide the energy you need for a weekend of scrambling in Snowdonia. You can fill up on a proper cooked breakfast or for those who prefer the healthy option, there’s plenty of cereal, juice, yoghurt and fruit. Evening meals are served and the fully licensed bar, serving the locally brewed Conwy Ale, is perfect for relaxing after a challenging day in the mountains.
You can drive to Llanberis in Snowdonia, or take the train to Bangor and connect to Llanberis by bus or taxi (12 miles).
Llanberis is well connected to the UK’s road network via North Wales’s A55 coastal expressway which links to the M6 and the A5 from the M54. The drive to Llanberis takes around 4½ hours from London, about 2 hours from Birmingham or Manchester or considerably less from Liverpool or Chester.
How to find the Youth Hostel:
800m from Llanberis High Street, Signposted from Spar Supermarket in High Street
For route details see http://www.theaa.com/travel
For more train travel information see http://www.thetrainline.com
Thanks for another great weekend. Gareth's very professional attitude, his knowledge and safety awareness was impressive, his choice of routes matched our requirements. The photo service is excellent, as well as the supply of Tangfastics!
Su and Oli: Intro to Scrambling
Very friendly atmosphere and staff. We had a great time.
Rene: Welsh Winter Skills Weekend
We both really enjoyed ourselves. We were most impressed by your friendliness and flexibility, combined with clear professionalism and enthusiasm for your area of expertise. Many thanks.
Dorcas: Navigation Skills
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