Summit Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with a
personal mountain guide!

Time to get out there and try something different?
Perhaps something you have always wanted to do is to climb a mountain?

Challenge yourself (and perhaps your family, friends or colleagues too) secure in the knowledge that you will be with a qualified mountain guide. Join one of our guided walks to summit Snowdon - the highest mountain in England and Wales, 3560 feet (1085 metres) high.

  • Individuals / one-to-one
  • Small groups
  • Charity walks

The experienced Glyn Peris team includes

  • MLs (summer Mountain Leaders)
  • WMLs (winter Mountain Leaders)
  • MIAs (Mountain Instructors Award)
  • MICs (Mountain Instructors Award)
  • and all are mountain first-aid trained.

Snowdonia is a wonderful place to explore and Snowdon the star of the show! The best way to experience it is to climb up one of the great choices of routes, some more challenging than others but as long as you are of moderate fitness, there is something for all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned walkers.

Choice of routes

  • Llanberis path - moderate
  • Miners track - moderate+
  • Pyg Track - moderate+
  • Snowdon Ranger - moderate
  • South Ridge - moderate+
  • Watkins Path - moderate/hard
  • Snowdon Horseshoe - hard/severe

Whether you are an individual interested in walking up Snowdon but would prefer not to go it alone, so would like a personal one-to-one guide, or you are a small group of up to 6 people, (perhaps organising a charity walk,) our guides can take you on a guided walk via the path of your choice or perhaps one that is more challenging and less crowded (weather permitting).

Our aim is to assist you in every possible way to enable you to successfully summit Snowdon and to have an enjoyable and memorable experience. Guests staying with us at Glyn Peris who complete their challenge will receive a full colour A4 certificate with a stunning photograph of the Snowdon Horseshoe (which was taken from above the summit at 4,500ft) to mark the event. The certificate is also available to buy @ £4.00 including postage to your home address

Glyn Peris certificate for climbing Snowdon

All our guides are fully qualified mountain leaders with first aid certification and personal indemnity insurance. With the exception of a one-to-one guide, each guided walk will be for a maximum of 6 people per guide for all routes except Crib Goch which is a ratio of one guide to a maximum of three people. (We can take larger groups by arrangement and using extra guides, up to a maximum of 18 people.) All walks are subject to weather conditions on the day. Your Snowdon guide will assess the weather conditions on the day and if necessary, for the safety of everyone, may have to opt for an alternative lower level route.

On confirmation of your booking you will be sent a medical form and kit list which includes "must haves" which are marked clearly on the list. Each member of the group needs to ensure they have all the "must haves" and your guide will run through a kit check before starting your walk. This is for insurance purposes and for your safety. The medical form has to be completed by each member of the group and returned to us before the date of your walk.

Private one-to-one guiding

Perhaps you would like to explore further into the National Park trying different routes, climbing other peaks? Try scrambling 940m to the summit of Tryfan. Let us know where you would like to go or if you need suggestions - our guides can take you there.

The guided walks are available at weekends or during the week - please ask about availability for weekday walks. All walks have to be booked at least ten days in advance.

view of the South Ridge, Snowdon

Guided walks itinerary

Snowdon challenge

Residents will leave the guest house at 9.00am, making their own way to meet up with the guide at the start of the walk between 9.30am and 10.00am, depending on the route. Sometimes the guide will meet you at the Guest House and travel with you (on foot, by the Sherpa bus or in your car) to the start of the path. Walkers should take note that these walks can be from moderate to severe and could be up to a maximum of 6 hours in duration so you must be at a moderate level of fitness and without any serious medical conditions to cope with this type of walk comfortably.

All our guides are fully qualified mountain leaders with first aid certification and personal indemnity insurance.

Please note that deposits for guides cannot be refunded but should you need to cancel a booking, we will send you a voucher that can be redeemed for an alternative guided walk. This has to be within 6 months from the date of issue and is subject to availability.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue - 01286 870 399

Don't get caught out like others! ...
News report from BBC Website - 13th June 2013

Rescuers have urged walkers to plan properly after a group of nine had to be rescued from a ridge on Snowdon.

The party from Southport, Merseyside, who were part of a larger group, were brought down from Crib Goch just after 20:00 BST on Wednesday.

In another incident a boy of 16 and girl of 15, from Warrington, were helped by another hiker.

Rescuers said both incidents were unnecessary with "pre-planning and thought".

The walkers had been stranded after cloud descended on Crib Goch.

"They felt Crib Goch would be a challenge for them ... It was absolutely the wrong choice”

Phil Benbow

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team

Llanberis and Aberglaslyn mountain rescue teams were called after an RAF helicopter was unable to reach them.

The walkers had been among a group of 17 with the rest being able to descend the mountain safely.

Phil Benbow, from the Llanberis team, said: "Thirteen were inexperienced walkers.

"They felt Crib Goch would be a challenge for them and it was certainly more than that. It was absolutely the wrong choice."

'Unnecessary job'

Mr Benbow said rescuers had to go up the peak in "fairly appalling" weather of low cloud, wind and rain.

Rescuers had also been alerted after two teenagers became separated from their school party at the summit of Snowdon, after they went up via the Pyg Track.

They were helped when another hiker came across them.

"They were prepared for a nice summer day," said Mr Benbow.

"Both jobs were unnecessary with pre-planning and thought.

"Our message to people is think about what you are going to do," he added.


It is always advisable to take out personal insurance cover in case of injury when walking or climbing in the mountains. Below are links to three companies specialising in insurance for outdoor activities.

Click here for snowcard insurance

summit Click here for summit insurance

Click here for BMC insurance