North Wales Scrambles – 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 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 high resolution topo is provided (as seen below). These help to show, as far as possible, every significant twist and turn of a route.

The topo to the east face of Tryfan

The location of each scramble is clearly indicated on the book’s bespoke approach maps. The guidebook is designed to be used, and works seamlessly well, with the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey Explorer Map of Snowdon (sheet 17). Grid references are supplied for the start of every route.

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

There are also a colour photographs for every scramble… and nice ones at that. Photos that will give you a true flavour of what each route is like.

Scrambling on the North Arete of Foel-goch

A brisk November day on Crib Goch’s main ridge