North Wales Scrambles – guidebook features

In addition to detailed route descriptions the book features some very handy topos to help identify where each scramble goes. For the more intricate scrambles, rather than just a directional line a really accurate topo is provided. These endeavour to show, as far as possible, every significant twist and turn of a route.

The topo to the east face of Tryfan

Each scramble’s location is clearly indicated on the book’s bespoke approach maps drawn to scale by the world’s most conscientious cartographer Ian ‘Pimp’ Hey. The guidebook is designed to be used, and works seamlessly well, with the Ordnance Survey Explorer Map of Snowdon (sheet 17). Don’t worry if a GPS is more of your thing, grid references are supplied for the start of every route.

The approach map for the three routes in the upper Nant Ffrancon Valley

There is also a colour photograph for every scramble… and a nice one at that. Excellent for perusing from the comfort of an armchair and for helping you choose a route (or routes) for your next mountain excursion.

Cresting the final section of the east ridge of Crib Goch