Description - Ridges of Snowdonia by Steve Ashton
This 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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(172mm x 116mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Cicerone Press
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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.