Where is it? Who is it suitable for? What do I need?
The Snowdon Horseshoe is located in the North West of the National Park, on the South side of the Llanberis Pass where the A 4086 goes to Llanberis.
Our meeting point will be at Pen y Pass parking area, please ensure you arrive here early as this is one of the busiest parking places in the area.
Meeting Point Google Map
Who is this guided hike for
This is an exciting, rewarding, challenging day of mixed hiking terrain, including a scramble across the knife edge ridge of Crib Goch. You will need a very good level of endurance fitness, a head for heights helps, but we are there to guide you through your challenges. Having confident movement skills and balance is certainly a plus point for this day.
Leaders and Ratios
All of our guided mountain hikes and scrambles are led by fully qualified Mountain Leaders or Mountaineering Instructors with excellent local area knowledge. They work and live full time in the mountains of Snowdonia.
Maximum ratios on this hike and grade 1 scramble is 6 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.
We can advise you of clothing and footwear for a guided day or course with us once you have booked.
How long is this guided hike?
Average length of this guided mountain hike & scramble is 8hrs for the whole Horseshoe Route. But if needed we can adjust the route based on fitness levels and any adverse weather conditions on the day.