Going prepared

Having been up Snowdon quite a few times I decided to put this site together to share some of my hard earned experiences. I am not going to say that I know everything about Snowdon or that I can climb it in 1.5 hours or that I am even experienced in mountain walking. What I will say is that I have made some mistakes I can help you avoid. And I have seen others do things up mountains that I would like to help you avoid.


Whether it was seeing people dangerously unprepared starting their ascent in a pair of yoga pants, t-shirt and some lightweight trainers. Or the time we saw 3 lads half way up the Ranger path with no water or other visible equipment with only a mobile phone for navigation just before sunset… I felt the need to put up some information for people climbing Snowdon for the first time.


It is all too easy to underestimate the weather, your own fitness and how dangerous things can get if you are unprepared.


Weather on Snowdon is very changeable you can literally experience freezing cold, rain, wind, snow, ice, fog, thunder and lightening in the same day! As well as intense Sun if you are lucky.

Being prepared for these types of weather means you need to do some forward planning. The best way to do this is to cover all bases. Have a look at my what will I need page for a full kit list.

If you are looking for some ideas for what gear you might like then take a look at our Equipment shop.