Update November 2018 – hardback 2nd edition

Beyond all expectations a second print run has just sold out (possibly helped by ‘immediately’ now being spelt correctly on page 154). A big thank you to everyone who bought a copy.

A new edition of the guide has arrived from the printers (9th Nov). Feedback suggested the book was being put to good use, so this 2nd edition now has a retro, cloth-bound hardback cover. This 1930’s style of guidebook construction, with tough, natural end papers, produces a solid book that feels good in the hand. The price stays 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 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…