Update May 2019 – 2nd edition

Beyond all expectations the book’s second print run sold out in November last year (possibly helped by ‘immediately’ now being spelt correctly on page 154). A big thanks to everyone who bought a copy.

Given that the book is being well used, the updated 2nd edition has been made into something more substantial. As far as possible, the construction copies the classic Welsh guidebooks of the 1930s – a traditional cloth-bound cover gives the book some strength and feels good in the hand. A thin polymer laminate over the cloth is a modern addition, to stop the white cover from picking up any shite.

North Wales Scrambles – guidebook features

– 224 pages
– 116mm x 170mm
– it’s not that heavy and will fit in your pocket (just)

A great book for people who like biffing around in the mountains. All the selected scrambles are within a 20km x 15km area of northern Snowdonia – a relatively small area as far as mountains are concerned, so dead easy to get around. In addition to the easy to follow route descriptions the book features high resolution topos, which help identify exactly where the more intricate scrambles go.


The topo to the east face of Tryfan

Approach routes are clearly shown on the book’s bespoke maps and pinpoint-accurate grid references are given for the start of every scramble. The guide is designed to be used with the popular 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey Explorer Map of Snowdon (OS 17).


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

There are also photographs of every scramble… and canny ones at that.


Scrambling on the North Arete of Foel-goch

Some sample pages…