Ridges of Snowdonia
The Best Ridge Walking 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Steve Ashton
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Ridges of Snowdonia by Steve Ashton
Book DescriptionThis guidebook explores the best ridge walking in Snowdonia, Wales. A collection of horseshoes, traverses and circuits, as well as summits, ascent and descent options for knowledgable and experienced walkers. The routes range between 8 and 28km (as well as the 60km Fourteen Peaks Snowdonia Traverse), and collect plenty of summits along the way. Exciting mountain days walking Snowdonia's ridges, with practical details on the terrain, difficulty, scrambling, distance and timings are included. Each route includes clear route description and annotated OS overview maps. The guidebook includes spectacular ridges with long views over Snowdonia and further into Wales in a number of areas: the Carneddau ridges, the Glyders, the Snowdon group, the Moelwyns, the Nantille area, the Rhinogs, Cader Idris, the Arans and the extroadinary, 60km Traverse that links the 14 highest Snowdonia peaks in three ranges of hills. This guide is a unique exploration of Snowdonia's ridges, that combines route description with an exploration of the hillwalking experience. The aim, above all, to deliver some of the finest mountain experiences to walkers along Snowdonia's big and challenging walking routes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781852843502
(172mm x 116mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cicerone Press
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steve Ashton
Hillwalkers Handbook, Paperback (November 1997)
This handbook provides all the basic information needed for safe and enjoyable walking in the hills, in summer and winter. It includes advice on where to go, the equipment needed and how to find and follow a route. Basic ropework and emergency procedures are also covered.
Rock Climbing Techniques, Paperback (September 1995)
A description of the basic techniques and the equipment and its uses required by the beginner to rock climbing. The book discusses more advanced aspects such as aid climbing, alpine climbing and solo climbing, and is applicable to users of "climbing walls".
Scrambles in Snowdonia, Paperback (April 1992)» View all books by Steve Ashton
Guidebook to 70 scrambles in the Snowdonia mountains of north Wales. All the routes described lie within the northern half of the Snowdonia National Park. Includes the Glyders - mostly concentrated on Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr - the Snowdon group, Carneddau and Eifionydd regions. Routes range from scrambly walks to proper rock climbing.
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Author Biography - Steve Ashton
Steve lived in Snowdonia for 20 years, during which he gained an intimate knowledge of walks and climbs in the region. Among a number of mountaineering books he wrote at this time, the best known is his highly influential and now classic Scrambles in Snowdonia, which was largely responsible for reviving interest in this esoteric sport. He was also a keen ice climber and supplemented Welsh waterfall routes with trips to Scotland, where he lists the 'big five' traditional Ben Nevis classics of Tower Ridge, Point Five Gully, Observatory Ridge, Zero Gully and North-East Buttress among his all-time favourites. For several years Steve was a columnist for High Mountain Sports and Country Living magazines. He currently works as an actor and playwright.
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