Alpine Climbing

The Best Alpine Climbing Trails in United Kingdom

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  • The Snowdon Horseshoe (Wales)

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Nant Gwynant, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.77mi
    Elevation +
    4285f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo of The Snowdon Horseshoe (Wales) Photo of The Snowdon Horseshoe (Wales) Photo of The Snowdon Horseshoe (Wales)

    If you enjoy scrambling, have no fear of heights and the weather is fine (and if you are not looking for lonely mountains), the Snowdon Horseshoe is the perfect route. At the information centre at Pen y Pass they will...

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  • Crowden Clough Scramble

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    Alpine Climbing
    near High Peak, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.16mi
    Elevation +
    2228f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Crowden Clough Scramble Photo of Crowden Clough Scramble Photo of Crowden Clough Scramble

    This is a fantastic and sustained grade 1 scramble, up Crowden Clough and descending via Grindsbrook Clough (with the option for more scrambling in the upper regions of Grindsbrook). There is one section that makes up...

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  • Snowdon Pyg/Miners

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Nant Gwynant, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.21mi
    Elevation +
    2749f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Snowdon Pyg/Miners Photo of Snowdon Pyg/Miners Photo of Snowdon Pyg/Miners

    Up the Pyg track and down the Miners Car parking is available at Pen-y-pass but this can fill up quickly, often by 9am, especially at weekends. Additional parking is available at Nant Peris but you would need to take ...

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  • Ben Nevis- Ledge Route

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Torlundy, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.19mi
    Elevation +
    2631f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Ben Nevis- Ledge Route Photo of Ben Nevis- Ledge Route Photo of Ben Nevis- Ledge Route

    Our first mountaineering route in Scotland, done with Max Hunter, from Hunter Mountaineering. The conditions were snowy and icy from about 900m over sea level. The approach is quite scenic, walking through the big ...

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  • Snowdon Horseshoe

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Nant Gwynant, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.71mi
    Elevation +
    3373f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Snowdon Horseshoe Photo of Snowdon Horseshoe Photo of Snowdon Horseshoe

    The car can be parked in the pen-y-pass car park. The walk follows the Pyg track. After a while the path divides and we continued right towards the ridge. We followed the ridge up to Snowdon. After admiring the spectacu...

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  • Moel Siabod

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Capel-Curig, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.36mi
    Elevation +
    2382f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Moel Siabod Photo of Moel Siabod Photo of Moel Siabod

    Moel Siabod is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, which sits isolated above the villages of Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig. Leaving the centre, the route crosses the river Llygwy via the ancient bridge "Pont-y-Bala"; i...

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  • SNOWDON HORSESHOE

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Nant Gwynant, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.60mi
    Elevation +
    3819f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of SNOWDON HORSESHOE Photo of SNOWDON HORSESHOE Photo of SNOWDON HORSESHOE

    The usual Snowdon Horseshoe route (albeit with a start/finish down at the Pen y Gwryd laybys to avoid extortionate parking fees at Pen y Pass!!) Quite possibly the finest ridge walk south of Scotland, with plenty of easy...

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  • Glyderau scrambles

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Capel-Curig, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.31mi
    Elevation +
    4931f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Glyderau scrambles Photo of Glyderau scrambles Photo of Glyderau scrambles

    A visit to some of the best low grade scrambles in Snowdonia's Glyderau. The route starts up the Grade 1-2 Milestone Gully on Tryfan, before joining the popular north ridge route to the summit. Descent of the south ridge...

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  • near Dalness, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.87mi
    Elevation +
    2726f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Stob Coire Sgreamhach (1072) Sron na Lairig - 16/3/2019 Photo of Stob Coire Sgreamhach (1072) Sron na Lairig - 16/3/2019 Photo of Stob Coire Sgreamhach (1072) Sron na Lairig - 16/3/2019

    Stob Coire Sgreamhach (1072) Sr`on na L`airig Grade II Participants: Marta and Rob CAT 16/3/2019 9:50 comencem a caminar des de l'aparcament en direcció a la vall. La pista està ben marcada i és fàcil de seguir, ...

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  • TRYFAN

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Capel-Curig, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    3.83mi
    Elevation +
    1962f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of TRYFAN Photo of TRYFAN Photo of TRYFAN

    Have driven by the Tryfan many a time, but have always talked my self out of it, but I thought it was about time I conquered the pyramid shape mountain from the North side as it is more easy to ascend than descend. iv be...

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  • near Moy, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.44mi
    Elevation +
    2598f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Beinn a' Chaorainn (1052) East Ridge - 15/3/2019 Photo of Beinn a' Chaorainn (1052) East Ridge - 15/3/2019 Photo of Beinn a' Chaorainn (1052) East Ridge - 15/3/2019

    Beinn a' Chaorainn (1052) East Ridge Grade I Marta, Rob 9,7km 805m ascent CAT Aquesta caminada parteix per una pista forestal, recorrent prats (vistes impressionants) i després de nou una bonica pista molt ampla ...

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  • From Seathwaite to Scafell Pike

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Seathwaite, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.43mi
    Elevation +
    2959f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of From Seathwaite to Scafell Pike Photo of From Seathwaite to Scafell Pike Photo of From Seathwaite to Scafell Pike

    One way route up to highest peak in England from the Seathwaite farm. Parking is available there for £5, even though many cars were parked by the road before the farm supposedly to avoid paying. This route is not the ...

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  • Tryfan North Ridge

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Pont Pen - y - benglog, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    3.95mi
    Elevation +
    2329f
    TrailRank
    33| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Tryfan North Ridge Photo of Tryfan North Ridge Photo of Tryfan North Ridge

    A half day hike starting from Lake Ogwen, heading up to the top of Tryfan via the north face. At first the trail is well set out, but then disappears into the many dormant rocks that lie on the assent and it is at this ...

    That’s a fantastic route thanks for your excellent description and route guidance Bannerman great job !
    dora2017
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  • Moel Sych-Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Llangynog, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.21mi
    Elevation +
    2051f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Moel Sych-Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall Photo of Moel Sych-Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall Photo of Moel Sych-Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall

    Circular walk from the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall over the summits of Moel Sych and Cadair Berwyn. The decent to Llyn Lluncaws is very steep. Cafe at the end serving hot and cold food is a added bonus.

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  • Cadair Idris, Wales UK, October 2016

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Upper Corris, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.43mi
    Elevation +
    2920f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Cadair Idris, Wales UK, October 2016 Photo of Cadair Idris, Wales UK, October 2016 Photo of Cadair Idris, Wales UK, October 2016

    A climb up to Cadair Idris (Penygader) with the minford trail. Beneath the mountains lies the wonderful cau lake, set in a cwm - closed in an amphitheater of high walls from three sides. I hiked to the far edge of the la...

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  • Tyrfan & cwm Idwal, Wales UK, October 2016

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Pont Pen - y - benglog, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.34mi
    Elevation +
    2057f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Tyrfan & cwm Idwal, Wales UK, October 2016 Photo of Tyrfan & cwm Idwal, Wales UK, October 2016 Photo of Tyrfan & cwm Idwal, Wales UK, October 2016

    A Climb up to mt. Tyrfan from the Ogwen valley through the heather terrace path. nice view of the valley of Ogwen lake throughtout the hike up, though I couldn't avoid some scrumbling and trail finding difficulties. Cont...

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  • Glencoe

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Kinlochleven, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.21mi
    Elevation +
    3990f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Glencoe Photo of Glencoe Photo of Glencoe

    Scenic trip into The Three Sisters at Glencoe. Starting from car park beside helipad, ascend up Coire nan Lochan to 'munro' Bidean Nam Bian. Traverse to neighbourung munro Stob Coire Sgreamhach. Descend via Coire Gabhail...

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  • The zig-zags, Glencoe

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Kinlochleven, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.89mi
    Elevation +
    2687f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of The zig-zags, Glencoe Photo of The zig-zags, Glencoe Photo of The zig-zags, Glencoe

    A scenic circular route, done with snow from circa 500m over sea level. The initial hike gains altitude quite fast, coming soon close to the steep part of the middle of the sister mountains. The zig-zag scramble itse...

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  • Twin ribs route circular from Cairngorm

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Glenmore, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    3.72mi
    Elevation +
    1434f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Twin ribs route circular from Cairngorm Photo of Twin ribs route circular from Cairngorm Photo of Twin ribs route circular from Cairngorm

    A circular route that starts at the Cairngorm Mountain ski centre, at the car park. From there we walked around an hour to the beginn of our climb, slowed down by massive winds and icy puddles on the trail. Once we rea...

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  • Snowdon - Miner’s Track(Winter)

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Nant Gwynant, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.73mi
    Elevation +
    2510f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Snowdon - Miner’s Track(Winter) Photo of Snowdon - Miner’s Track(Winter) Photo of Snowdon - Miner’s Track(Winter)

    Nice walk but a bit chilly in winter! Some snow above 800 metres, and whilst joining the Llanberis track from the Pyg Track, a steep snow section. Great walk to do in all seasons!

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  • Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ardanaiseig, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.55mi
    Elevation +
    4514f
    TrailRank
    25

    Munro: Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh The path starts from the Cruachan Power Station and follows through the woods up to the dam. We take the steps that bring us to the left hand side of the Dam and follow up to the end...

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  • Eilean Anabuich

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Eilean Anabuich, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    3.68mi
    Elevation +
    2228f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Eilean Anabuich Photo of Eilean Anabuich Photo of Eilean Anabuich

    Don’t do this as a novice or with the possibility of bad weather. There are no clear roads and the path is very slippery when wet...

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