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Discover breathtaking views and challenging climbs in the smallest of Great Britain’s countries!

Get a glimpse of the entire kingdom from the top of Snowdon and spend time exploring the numerous gullies, valleys and mountains that compose the Cambrian Mountains. “Compare and book a certified guide for your Mountain Climbing trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Mountain Climbing selection. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Wales

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Wales?

Wales may not seem like an obvious mountain climbing destination, which makes it all the better for practicing the sport.

The Cambrian Mountains have plenty of excellent climbing options from Plynlimon, which is the highest point in central Wales at 752 meters above sea level to the 14 peaks in Snowdonia National Park.

Ranging from 900 meters to 1.085 meters in elevation, it is possible to climb all of these peaks over the course of three days. There are many excellent views to be had and the trip starts out simple in order for you to warm up before finishing off with the most difficult peaks in the little country.

Snowdon, however, is the crown jewel of Welsh mountain climbing. With steep rock falls and plenty of obstacles up along the way, it is the perfect peak to practice mountain climbing skills on for tougher climbs. Sir Edmund Hillary even made several ascents of the peak in preparation for Mount Everest.

Why should I choose Wales for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Wales is an exceptionally beautiful country. The best way to find this out for yourself is heading out on a mountain climbing trip. From the Caledonian Mountains, you can see the vast rolling green hills of the lowlands, the choppy Irish Sea to the west, as well as stunning views out into other countries!

See the whole kingdom

From the top of mount Snowdon, all four countries in the U.K. and Ireland are visible on a clear day. That means, you can Turn in a perfect circle and take in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland as you go. It is also possible to see 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands from the storied summit.

Leap into legend

Not only is Snowdon the tallest mountain in Wales, but it is also home to one of Britain’s largest legends. At the top of this 1.085 meter high peak, King Arthur defeated the giant, Rhitta Gawr, burying it underneath what is now Mount Snowdon. In Welsh folklore the mountain is also frequently associated with a water monster as well as fairies.

What can I expect from the weather in Wales?

The mountains in Wales, especially in the north, are one of the wettest parts of the British Isles. Bring your rain wear as rain is quite frequent, but don’t let that dampen your spirits. The scenery is simply stunning, especially when the clouds clear. Expect average daily temperatures between 10°C and 15°C during the mountain climbing season.

How getting there?

Any trip to Wales will begin with a flight into Cardiff International Airport (CWL), which can be reached directly from most major European airports. From here, it is easiest to rent a car and drive up into the mountains as public transportation is limited.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Wales?

English, Welsh

What’s the country code of Wales?


What currency is accepted in Wales?

Pound sterling

What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in Wales?

May to September

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