What Our Clients Say

Jay climbing First Pinnacle Rib on Tryfan"Ben and I want to thank you for the incredible North Wales experience. While the Rugby was awesome, we both agreed that our stay with you was the highlight of the trip!"

Jay Butcher 
Climbing and Scrambling Sept 2007

Nick on ascent of Pen yr Ole Wen"Just a quick but very big thank you for the very warm welcome and excellent guidance during our 3000s weekend. The legs have now (nearly) recovered, and although we failed to reach all 15 peaks, those we managed will remain in our memories for a long time. The highlight of the trip was scrambling on Tryfan- even if the weather made the descent a psychological as well as physical challenge!" 

Nick and Jackie Oliver
Welsh 3000's May 2007 

"Thank you both so much for what we both agree was the best holiday ever.Adam and Chrissi on the Idwal slabs Everything was perfect, the accommodation, the food and the climbing/instruction. We could honestly not have asked or wished for anymore.
Attached is a photo I took half way up Tryfan, doesn't Ian look happy! I'm not surprised as I think he has one of the best jobs in the world, you both are very lucky.
We will see you really soon (already trying to work out when)
All the best
Adam & Chrissi"
Beginners Climbing June 2006
"Just a quick note to say thanks for the weekend, it was a truly memorable
experience from beginning to end. The hospitality was superb and Tal y Waen
is just a perfect base for the walking. Many thanks to Ian for his expert guidance and company, and I look forward to returning in the summer. Now
that I've begun to discover the welsh mountains I'm keen to be back for more!"

Chris Gardener
Winter Long Weekend Feb 2006

" This is a quick note to thank you for the climbing course. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed the climbing and the company  tremendously. Ian was an ideal teacher, whose calm and patient manner was an antidote to nerves, and who took the time to answer dozens of questions which he must have heard countless times before. I felt by the end of the course that I had made a lot of progress and learnt many of the basic techniques. Mandy was always warm and hospitable and produced fantastic meals. The mountain scenery is superb."

David Lingham 
Beginners Climbing Weekend July 2005

" Thank you again for our lovely walking weekend! Both Carole and I really enjoyed every walking minute of it, she was brave seeing she hasn't done too much of that sort of thing, well not long distance and despite feet complaints did enjoy it. You and Ian were once again a delight to be with and you manor very welcoming to all your guests. I also like the way you always have a plan B as it were. Especially on our very windy day"

Angie Miles 
Mountain Walking Long Weekend June 2005

"Firstly, thank you again for the splendid hospitality you provided to us on our recent stay with you. I don't think Thomas and I have eaten (or drunk) so well inDiscussing the finer points of navigation quite some time, all facilities were first class.
Also, thanks to you Ian for your patience with us both (especially Thomas) over the two days. Both of us felt that we left Snowdonia considerably better informed about mountain hiking in general and navigation in
particular. We spent the whole journey back planning a trip to Scotland in the next couple of months.
Attached are a selection of photo's. I've only sent a few as I don't want to block your email up, if you'd like to see some more then do let me know and I'll send some them.
So thanks again for your kindness, patience and that mean stew!

Paul & Thomas.
Private Instruction Jan 2005

"Just to thank you for such a lovely few days. Really enjoyed getting the wind in my hair & getting up some rocks & the food was fab & so nice to feel at home & able to chill out. You are running a fab little concern. I wish you well & expect to see you again."

Josie Dixon
Learn to Lead Scrambling Oct 2004

"Thank you for such a wonderful weekend your hospitality was lovely and Wales stunning. A big thank you for making the 'Welsh 3000's' experience so great"

Martha Grekos 
Welsh 3000's May 2004

"One starts such an adventure with fear of the unknown. With you both we were quickly comfortable and assured" Moira 

"I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful time I had last week. The scrambling and navigation were just right and I learnt a lot. Your hospitality was so warm and friendly and the food was terrific. Thanks again to both of you. I hope to be in touch shortly to arrange another visit." David

High Trek group on summit of Snowdon

"I found the navigation hard but satisfying. The walking, just right. The food and hospitality superb " Gary

"Thanks for an very enjoyable weekend climbing - I certainly pushed my 
standard ! - hope to see you again in the future." Mark

"Thank you so much for the Welsh 3000's weekend. It was such a huge achievement for me I still can't really believe I did it. Now that the pain has diminished (slightly)! I think I might even do it again, but not this year! See you again soon I hope, and thank you for your help in getting me up there!" Kevin

"Just wanted to reiterate what a lovely weekend we had. The hospitality was relaxed, friendly and open. We very much enjoyed everything that Snowdon has to offer." Yvonne

"Many thanks for a great week-end. It was brilliant. I received a very nice letter from John who enclosed some pictures. I learn so much when out on the hills with Ian and I always accomplish a great deal more than I could possibly do on my own. Thank you for the hospitality and I look forward to a winter course later this year." Des

"Keith and I would like to thank you for our Winter Walking Skills Session with you on 18 January 2002.It was Keith's 40th birthday last June and since then we have done a variety of activities, various walks, hot air ballooning and white water rafting, but the most enjoyable experience for both of us was the winter walking with yourself." Helen

"I didn't get chance to thank you, for your hospitality for making it such a great weekend. Even though you knackered me out, it was worth every penny.Thank you once again." Andy

"Thank you for the wonderful weekend you gave me at Easter. I enjoyed every minute of it despite my fear of heights. You were very patient with me and the hills in Wicklow seem miniature in comparison. I gained a lot of experience with you, and the strength in my legs improved immensely. I am awaiting the photographs and can't wait to see them, to remind me of the lovely scenery. All the girls were lovely and the accommodation was excellent as were the meals. Your hospitality was spot on, it must be difficult for you both , as well as running a family. I would recommend you highly for you hospitality and friendliness and patience. I hope that you would welcome myself again and I am trying hard to persuade my walking friends to avail of the walks." Linda

"Our week with you exceeded expectations. You obviously love your countryside and you have helped us to love it as well" Mieke & Ferry 

"Even at the highest top there was nothing to worry about" Paula 

"Your organisation High Trek Snowdonia was perfect" 

"The splendour of the walks was even overshadowed by the wonderful hospitality". 

"As a connoisseur of walking holidays I give High Trek very high marks! Excellent quality and most thoughtful planning!" - Marion 

"The most memorable holiday of a lifetime. I loved your beautiful mountains and lakes and the companionship we shared. Your kindness and thoughtfulness were unsurpassable" - Jean 

"We can't remember the last time we enjoyed a break so much" - Jeannette & Phil 

"I was most impressed with the professionalism and yet relaxed way of your organisation" - Sylvia 

"A super week - not just the actual walking but the friendliness and the experience of the leaders" - Colin 

"Both the walking and the food lived up to the high standard that your brochure suggests. However, we were not prepared for the warmth and friendliness that exists at Tal y Waen." - Michelle and Andy 

"A really enjoyable short break - great walks, good guides, excellent food". - Carol 

"The walks were wonderful with each day offering new and exciting challenges and your hospitality was second to none." - Marion 

"The warmth of welcome, generous hospitality, confident leadership, splendid scenery, challenging mountain, good company, comfortable accommodation, fine food etc. So you might gather that I enjoyed every minute of my stay with you!" - David 

High Trek group on Crib Goch

"We loved every minute, from the welcome, the superb food and great company, the morning tea in bed and home-from-home comfort and informality to the exhilarating scrambling" - Claire 



"The scrambling was fantastic and I wish that I could repeat it every weekend. I was quite anxious about coming alone but you made me feel very welcome and looked after us so well" - Rebecca 
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High Trek Snowdonia
Tal y Waen

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