Where is it? Who is it suitable for? What do I need?
Where do we meet?
Tryfan is in the North Western area of the Snowdonia National Park. The main A5 road travels along the valley floor of the Ogwen Valley, splitting the Glyderau Mountains in the South with the Carneddau Mountains in the North.
Our meeting point will be the Ogwen Valley Visitor Centre, there’s a map below, please park in the pay and display car park on the right and meet your Mountain Leader outside the main entrance to the visitor centre.
Google map of meeting point Ogwen Valley
Who is this guided mountain scramble suitable for?
We want to share our love of the mountain with everyone, but we do recommend that you have had some general hill and mountain hiking experience, including time out in the hills and mountains in less than perfect weather. To enjoy your guided mountain hike on Tryfan you should have a good level of fitness allowing you to hike and scramble up steeper mixed rocky ground.
Mountain Leaders and Ratios
All of our guided mountain hikes and scrambles are led by fully qualified Mountain Leaders with excellent local area knowledge as they work and live full time in the mountains of Snowdonia.
Maximum ratios on this guided mountain hike are 8 clients to 1 Mountain Leader.
What kit do I need?
You will need good study mountain boots to give your feet the best support and ankle protection for rocky ground. Clothing to match the forecast weather and the time of year, Lighter weight clothing for summer and heavier weight in winter, so generic type hiking trousers, base layer, fleece and waterproof shell layer, waterproof over trousers. Boot gaiters can be a fantastic idea for the wetter months and winter.
You should have a small rucksack to carry your food, water, warm hat, gloves and other personal items during the day.