Summit the highest mountain in England and Wales!
Would you like to summit the highest mountain in England and Wales? Well this is your chance, we’ll arrive on Sunday 18th October 2020 and local accomodation venues may be available. (Once the current Health Protection Regulation (Coronavirus) – Closure of Paths and Open Spaces enforcement has been lifted).
We’ll summit the mountain by one of the quieter routes up to this famous mountain, hopefully enjoying stunning views on the ascent and descent.
The day will take us approximately between 5 and 6.5 hours, allowing for breaks and we will leave the Pen y Pass car park at 10:00
Easy parking is available at the Nant Peris Park and Ride car park and the bus will leave here at 09:30 – timetables suggest it leaves slightly after this but my experience has been they are almost always early – missing this bus will mean you won’t get to the Pen y Pass car park in time for the our start of our walk at 10:00.
Who am I?
I’m Geoff, a UK Athletics professional running coach and owner of focusedperformance, a runners holiday company.
I also take groups and individuals walking up the mountains of Snowdonia. I’ve been walking, mountaineering and mountain running here and overseas for years, winning and placing in the top 3 in local races for 7 consecutive years so I know the area exceptionally well.
As part of the team who will be looking after you I also have a fully qualified mountain leader, so we’re as prepared as we possibly can be.
Things to bring
On the day you’ll need
- Some snacks, high energy with plenty of carbohydrate will be ideal.
- Lunch and a drink that is easily accessible during the walk, if you can access this without stopping that will mean you hydrate more efficiently.
- Waterproof jacket – and if you have them overtrousers too.
- Warm fleece style top.
- Under layers, such as a t shirt that wicks sweat away from the body, this will keep you dry and much more comfortable.
- Good walking boots, if waterproof that will aid comfort.
- Walking socks
- Gloves – waterproof would be great if possible but not absolutely required.
- Rucksack, if it’s not waterproof then a waterproof liner can be purchased cheaply which will do the same job.
How fit or experienced do you need to be?
You don’t need to be a mountain goat to walk up Snowdon, the paths are in good condition, and I will make sure we take a slow and steady pace, one of my group will always be at the back, so my guests will never find themselves alone or left behind.
You don’t need to have climbed mountains before to walk up Snowdon, indeed lots of people each year summit the mountain without ever having walked up a mountain previously – however, it will make your day much easier and more enjoyable if you have a good level of base fitness, and are used to sustained effort over multiple hours, the day will likely take 6 hours and cover 6 miles (with ascent).
For more information or if you have any questions at all, contact me on facebook here www.facebook.com/focusedperformance
I’m looking forward to walking with you!
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