Climbing Snowdon

The Highest Mountain In Wales And Part Of The National Three Peaks Challenge

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Time To Complete Challenge:

24 Hours


1 Night Included

Snowdon Overview

Snowdon is a popular mountain to climb and can often be crowded in the summer months. Snowdon boasts a good mix of steady walking and small scrambles. There are a variety of tracks available for climbing Snowdon, which helps to manage the crowds on this popular mountain. During our National Three Peaks Challenge events, we use the Pyg track to climb to and return from the summit. 

  • Height: 1,085 m or 3,560 ft
  • Average Return Time: 5 hours
  • Difficulty: The easiest climb of the National 3 Peaks
  • Route: Pyg Track 

Climb Snowdon as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge

Snowdon Weather

The weather can have a big impact on your chances of successfully completing the 3 peaks challenge. Always make sure you check the weather forecast before making the attempt to climb any mountain. 

If the forecast isn’t great, contact the local tourist information office for advice on whether it is safe to climb or not. 

Check the Met Office weather forecast for the Snowdonia Mountain Range here

Snowdon Route Map

There are multiple routes to the summit of Snowdon that vary in difficulty. For the National 3 Peaks Challenge or beginner climbers, we recommend hiking up Snowdon using the Pyg Track or Miner’s Track. Both tracks begin and end at the Pen-y-pass Car Park. 

For our organised National 3 Peaks Challenge events we make use of the Pyg Track. Our qualified and first aid trained  UK mountain leaders will guide you as you climb each mountain during the 3 Peaks Challenge, guaranteeing a safe, fun and fulfilling climb to each summit. 

Take Part In The National 3 Peaks Challenge