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North Ridge of Tryfan scrambling day in Snowdonia

North Ridge of Tryfan scrambling day in Snowdonia
North Ridge of Tryfan scrambling day in Snowdonia
North Ridge of Tryfan scrambling day in Snowdonia
North Ridge of Tryfan scrambling day in Snowdonia

The North Ridge of Tryfan is an exciting and classic scramble route in Snowdonia, the top scrambling destination in the UK. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ogwen Valley on this 1-day trip, with MIC Mountaineering Instructor Richard.

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1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




The North Ridge of Tryfan is one of the most exciting scrambling routes in Snowdonia, and justifiably so! This straight route to the summit of Tryfan offers spectacular views of the Ogwen Valley and surrounding peaks, and some excellent scrambling!

Snowdonia, in North Wales, is the place to go if you are looking for the best scrambling and climbing routes in the UK. It offers infinite possibilites for everyone, with its mountains, challenging terrain and breathtaking views.

And although the North Ridge of Tryfan is broad, this Grade 1 scramble is always varied. We find from easy hiking to short steep pitches with lots of handholds.

Scrambling is in between hiking and climbing, so during this day, you will need to use hands and feet and also a good head for heights! Although  the North Ridge of Tryfan isn’t as thrilling as Crib Goch.

The ridge follows a clear line directly to the top of Tryfan. We will enjoy the stunning views and stop for a photo at the Cannon Stone. Also, if you dare, you can take the leap across Adam and Eve, the twin monoliths!

So if you want to join me on this exciting scrambling day, just send me a request and book your trip! I will be happy to take you up along the North Ridge of Tryfan.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Don't forget to bring walking footwear, waterproof jacket and trousers, warm layer, hat, gloves, food and drink.

About the guide

I hold a Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC). I am fully qualified to guide and instruct all aspects of mountaineering and climbing in the UK throughout the year. Also, I am a full member of the Mountain Training Association (MTA) and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

I love climbing and this passion has taken me all over the world, even to the summit of Mount Everest. I have also climbed in the Andes, as well as in the Alps, Norway and Canada. I reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 2001, as a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service Everest North Ridge expedition.

I first started mountaineering in Scotland with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service, over 20 years ago. Since then, I haven't stopped climbing and exploring new mountains in the UK and abroad. I have been a RAF Mountain Rescue Team Leader and also the Chief Instructor for 5 years. I have also climbed all the Munros, the Scottish peaks above 3000 feet.

I love climbing around North Wales and the rest of the UK. We have so many amazing climbing and scrambling spots to discover in this area! I enjoy taking my clients there for rock climbing, scrambling and mountain skills courses or for a guided day out.

We can set up a program according to your level and wishes. Contact me and we can start planning your next mountain adventure right away!





What people are saying about this trip

lizzie Boothby


October, 2022

Thank you explore-share for arranging my experience with Richard. Epic day, and Richard was fantastic!

Lucia Biddle


May, 2022

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Brian Dune


April, 2019

What a top day on The North Ridge of Tryfan. Could not have done it without fabulous guiding from Richard (Rusty) Bale. Highly recommend this scrambling day.

Daniel Mackernan


October, 2018

An excellent day. Well planned, great guidance and tuition for my two children and very patient with them giving good advice and encouragement to get them to the top. Thoroughly recommend Richard and his team.

Neil Williams


October, 2018

Rusty certainly knows his stuff.

mark Godden


August, 2018

Top Day very knowledgeable guide, will be using again

mark Godden


August, 2018

What an amazing day very knowledgeable instructor can't wait to do more Highly recommend



June, 2018

I had an amazing day scrambling up North Ridge of Tryfan then Bristly Ridge walking to the Glyders and back Y Gribin. I was pushed me out of my comfort zone and I am really glad for it! The place is incredible! I can honestly say that was one of my best days of my life! Thank you! :)


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