Crib Goch Ridge – Snowdon

A 3am start to catch the sunrise on top of Snowdonia mountain via the Crib Goch Route

En route to Snowdonia

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Crib Goch FAQs

How long does Crib Goch Take?

Leave between 6 and 10 hours to complete the route – depending on your fitness levels and scrambling experience. Always check the weather!

How dangerous is crib goch?

Pretty dangerous. Llanberis Mountain Rescue have previously stated that Crib Goch is “extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by novice walkers”. There is a real danger of slipping and falling, especially if the weather is wet or windy.

How many deaths on Crib Goch?

Around 8-10 people per year fall to their deaths attempting to climb Snowdon via Crib Goch.

One story about a near death experience here on

There’s some more handy info about Crib Goch and all the other main routes in this infographic from Darwin Escapes

Crib Coch Path info
Crib Coch Path info

Corsa Campervan Adventures – Hope Mountain

Thought I would trial the ‘campervan’ somewhere close, so Saturday night I slept on Hope Mountain, which is on the border of Wrexham & Flintshire in North Wales.


The campervan is basically at the prototype-stage…several black-out-blinds cut out to the shape of the back windows, and ducktaped on, a USB charger for the cigarette-lighter and an army-issue sleeping bag.

I tried my folding Judo-mat as a sleeping platform, but it was too hard and too high, so I’ve replaced this with a shed-load of thick-blankets (thanks Aunty Vicky). I’ve order some velcro-stickers to add to the car interior and the black out blinds and a unisex urinal. I might take the passenger- front seat-out, as it was a right pain getting in and out.

I want to build (or buy) a hollow sleeping platform with pull out bits for cooking utensils etc There’s a few ideas here.

Anyway, here’s Hope Mountain Sunrise:



Hope Mountain

I didn’t get bummed (chance would be a fine thing) or woken up by Police or wild animals (as predicted by friends), but I was a bit tired.

That sunrise was one of the best things I’ve ever seen, better than the one I saw in Death Valley or the rip-off skywalk thing in the Grand Canyon.  Amazingly peaceful too. So definitely worth losing some sleep over.


Halkyn Mountain


2 nights later I slept on Halkyn Mountain, it was shit. I think it’s all about the sunrises really, so it’s definitely worth checking the weather forecast. Also I probably chose a bit of a crap spot