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Carneddau Traverse, Snowdonia

  • Location LL24 0AG
  • Duration 10 hours
  • Price from £60.00
  • Walking / Hiking

Highlights

An awesome day venturing into The Carneddau, a range of mountains at the northeastern edge of Snowdonia. It is famous for the Welsh ponies which roam the mountain slopes. Our 18.5km route will start in Ogwen Valley and take us up the east ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen. From the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen we’ll continue on a fantastic ridge walk along the Carneddau range over Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn (the second highest mountain in Wales), Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf and Foel-fras. What a day! The traverse is mainly scramble free apart a very short section on to Pen yr Ole Wen known as ‘the choke’ on the east ridge. (A scramble is midway between hiking and climbing. In other words, it's hiking with some use of hands to stabilise yourself). I am a qualified mountaineering instructor (MIC) and full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors so you’ll be in good hands. Grade: Walk Distance: 18.5 km Height gain: 1250m Time: 8-9 hrs

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates

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Details

Day 1

This 8-9 hour hike will start in the Ogwen valley and head up the east ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen. This involves some mild and short-lived scrambling through ‘the choke’ (less than Grade 1). From the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen we’ll continue on a fantastic ridge walk along the Carneddau range over Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn (second highest mountain in Wales), Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf and Foel-fras.

Effort Level

A challenging feat pushing you to your limits, you’ll have to dig deep on this one

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

    What's included

  • Equipment All group equipment (no personal clothing or boots)

    What you'll need

  • Other Team members need to be equipped for the mountains.
    • Outdoor clothing – inc. waterproof jacket and trousers and warm layers and boots
    • Water bottle & / or flask
    • Lunch & snacks – Please have a suitable lunch and snacks for the day when we meet, there won’t be time to buy lunch in the morning, so make sure you're prepared!
    • Personal medication
    Please get in touch if you would like any more information!

Cancellations

Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Every effort is made to be flexible and we are skilled in finding places which achieve the aim in all conditions and weather however sometimes an alternative activity may to done in mutual agreement due to the weather or team considerations.

Location

Starting point:

Station Road, Betws-y-Coed, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0AG, United Kingdom

Provider

Rebecca

Rebecca

Rebecca is the experience provider for Carneddau Traverse, Snowdonia