I’m definitely guilty of not exploring what’s on my own doorstep. While hiking in Yosemite was a crucial part of last year’s California itinerary, it dawned on me that I’d never even climbed Snowdon — Wales and England’s highest mountain peak, famed for its epic views.

So, on the eve of my 31st birthday, we headed for the Snowdonia hills to make the 1085m trek to the top.

Stopping to admire the views over Glaslyn lake

There are six main routes up and we opted for the Pyg Track, considered to be of moderate difficulty. It was pretty straightforward — easy to follow while offering amazing views and a few tricky points to keep things interesting. It took us about four hours to get up and down, with stop-offs to take oh-so-cool pictures like this one(!)


I felt like I was on top of the world when we reached the summit — it was such a clear day, with views for miles.


Outfit details: Patagonia Women’s Down Sweater Jacket; leggings and trainers, Nike.


Just wow.

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