We are two females looking to go up Snowdon in October 2010 (either 16 or 23 Oct). I am a complete beginner to mountain climbing while my friend has climbed Mount Kinabalu in Borneo.
I (naturally) have a few questions and welcome any hints / tips from more seasoned climbers.
a) We are thinking of taking one of the two 'easier' routes up and are currently considering the YHA Hostel in Caernarfon. Would this be a suitable base? We'd also welcome suggestions for accommodation if it is circa £20-£25 per person per night.
b) Would we have time to go up and come down by foot, or would it be more advisable to walk up and take the train down?
c) At the moment we are only a party of two - would you suggest that we find a larger group to join? Are there 'organised tours' or expeditions at the foot of the mountains that we can join?
There's probably more from where that came from, but at the moment, those are my initial queries. Any response is much appreciated.