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Mount Snowdon is the highest Mountain in the British Isles outside Scotland and offers a great physical challenge to set yourself.
We'll also be staying in a converted coach house high up in the mountains with what might as well be it's own private lake. We've secured exclusive use of this coach house just for our group too!
On this trip we shall attempt to climb the Gribin ridge. This is a steep nose of rock that takes us up to a pass and provides a really interesting ascent to the summit. This is known as a scramble, that is you use hands as well as feet to make progress. There are some steep drops on this route and it is not really for people with a considerable fear of heights. It is a real challenge and we have made many successful ascents of this route with Outdooraholics. We shall only attempt the Gribin if conditions allow.
At 1085m Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales, offers great hiking with dramatic views and needs little introduction. It's a serious and tough mountain offering a great challenge and was famously used by Edmund Hillary in training for his 1953 ascent of Mount Everest. On reaching the summit we are rewarded with some spectacular far reaching views.
On Sunday we shall explore a second mountain in the area on a less demanding hike that is also conveniently on our way back to London so reducing our journey home.
Just to put the icing on the cake we will be staying in a lovely converted Victorian Coach House, set high in the mountains with 40 acres of private grounds and nestling idyllically across from a deserted and enchanting lake offering great evenings strolls and quiet early morning contemplation.
Allan will be running this trip and is already well known to the group for his involvement on many weekend mountaineering trips. One of under 500 qualified "International Mountain Leaders" in the UK. As well as having led expeditions professionally all over the world for nearly 30 years, he's also spent 20 years in Mountain Rescue in Wales and knows these mountains well.