Update – October 2018

The first print run sold out in 20 months. And beyond all expectations the second print run has also just sold out (possibly helped by ‘immediately’ now being spelt correctly on page 154). A big thanks to everyone who bought a copy. And an additional thanks to everyone who purchased a copy from this site, or from their local outdoor shop or from a ‘bricks and mortar’ bookshop.

A revised edition of the guide has just gone to print (in Wales) and will be available in all the nicer outdoor shops and bookshops at the beginning of November. This 2nd edition has been given a bit of TLC and now has a traditional, cloth bound hardback cover. It’s obviously a book that’s liked and being well used, so it seemed fitting to make it more of a thing of substance. The price remains the same.

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 detailed route descriptions the book features some very handy topos to help identify where each scramble goes. For the more intricate scrambles these topos are high resolution (as seen below), to help further show any significant twists and turns of a route.


The topo to the east face of Tryfan

The location of each scramble is clearly indicated on 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). For GPS users, 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.


Scrambling on the North Arete of Foel-goch


A brisk November day on Crib Goch’s main ridge