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Name:Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa
Hill number:1963
Height:1085m / 3560ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Snowdon
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
County (CoH):Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] (CoH)
County (CoA):Gwynedd (CoA)
Catchment:Glaslyn, Gwyrfai
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Historic County Top, Administrative County Top, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge,
Trail 100, Current County/UA Top
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,CoH,CoA,BL,Bg,T100,P600,P500,
CoU)
Grid ref:SH 60989 54379
Summit feature:trig point/view indicator
Drop:1039m
Col:46m  NS758782  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:
Survey of Snowdon.pdf
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Notes:
  • Gwynedd (1974) administrative county top
  • Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] historic county top
  • Gwynedd current county/UA top
  • Highest Mountain in Wales
  • a.k.a. Yr Wyddfa (The Burial Place)

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Up Rhydd Du, descent on Snowdon Ranger. Sunny. 5 hrs.Nancy Blackett03/06/2018
Leading a group of amputees on a charity walk.Wheelsy30/05/2018
Leading a charity group.Wheelsy20/05/2018
Started about 1pm from Bethania and walked up Watkins Path. Dull overcast day, cloud down to Bwlch Ciliau so up the scree in clag. At top of the scree turned south to Bwlch Main (didn't bother with the summit) then down South Ridge to Bwlch Cym Llan and out along the incline. Slow; not back to car until 7pm. Now completed the principal paths: Crib Goch (up), Lliwedd (down), Pyg (up and down), Miners (up), Llanberis (up and down), Ranger (down), Rhyd Ddu (up), Watkins (up),South Ridge (down). LSkip16/05/2018
Climbed as part of the Snowdon Horseshoe, Crib Goch first, then Garnedd Ugain and followed by Y Lliwedd.chillyman814/05/2018
Sunrise walk from PEN Y Pass up to summit at 7am then down via Grib Gochjmistry8621/04/2018
Circular starting from Rhyd Ddu station. Up the Rhyd Ddu Path to summit; lunch stop; down Ranger Path to the YHA. Hitched back to Rhyd Ddu. Very hot day, hazy but good views to coast. Started late, several stops, took six hours car-to-car. LSkip21/04/2018
With E. Parked at Pen-y-Pas, charge now a flat rate £10. Out via Pyg Track. Summit covered in low cloud which eventually cleared as we were leaving. Snowdon Mountain Railway track blocked by snow before summit station and staff working to clear the line. Return via Miners Track. Strong winds hampered progress throughout the walk.Beeliner16/04/2018
Route: Rhyd Ddu – southern ridge – Snowdon – Rhyd Ddu Path – Rhyd Ddu. Stats: 4hrs45, 13.13km, 1,014m ascent. Weather: hot & sunny. Notes: could see Rhyd Ddu from top, very slow on way up but descent good.millionmts09/04/2018
Up Pyg, down Llanberis. Held up by the Killer Convex on the descent.Brannigan01/04/2018
knee incidentrobynetzan21/02/2018
Very cold and wet. Snow and ice at the summit but a great achievementLisa17/12/2017
LUUHC Good vis is valleys, cloud hugging summit, cold on tops with snow but nothing lowCallumS19/11/2017
Climbed up the Pyg Track. Too misty & windy to do anything other than Snowdon really.DanMaisieBex04/11/2017
Up and down LlanberisBrannigan14/10/2017
My 7th walking ascent of Snowdon I think, plus one on the train. With Ron O's charity group. Taxi to Pen-y-Pass, Miners' Track, Llanberis path back to base. Could base about 700m on ascent, drizzly, NW breeze, much stronger when we got to the summit ridge. On descent, nasty NW wind in the face, rain all the way, cloud base about 450m. Not nice. Previous ascents were 1. 1988 with AJ and TR; Miners up, Crib Goch down. 2. early 1990s Bwlch Main up, Watkin path down with AJ. 3. Mid 1990s with AJ and NS horseshoe anti-clockwise (Crib Goch up). 4. 2005 with IMcP and LR and AP Watkin path up, unexpected snow and some ice on the Lliwedd col and higher up, not properly equipped, foolishly carried on, decided safest way off was to walk down the railway. 5. 2005 as part of unofficial 4 peaks trip, Pyg up and down. 6. 27/12/2016 strangely mild weather, with WF Miners up, Pyg down.Owen B07/10/2017
Out via South ridge and back by Rhyd Ddu with Delva. Top in the clouds but broke briefly to get some decent views before descending. Looking back half way down summit completely clearNeilb29/09/2017
A holiday to Prestatyn wouldn’t be complete without climbing Snowdon. Set off around 09:30 up the Llanberis Path and was up and down the 9 mile round route in less than 5 hours.Pipesy19/09/2017
'Climb Mountain' on bucket list because I am terrified of heights. Solo Snowdon Ranger ascent, reached the Trig, Llanberis Path descent and then tracked back on low footpath from Llanberis to re-join Ranger path. Hoping that future Trigs are not on exposed pointy bits because that was 'vertigo central' for me - but I made it !!Mickeyfinn18/09/2017
From LlanberisTyldesley Paul17/09/2017
Hiked up the and down the miners due to the popularity of other routes at this time of year. Very foggy at the top, poor vischar4chocs12/09/2017
Via Crib Goch and back down the miner's path.Robinho0806/09/2017
Ascent by the Rhyd-Ddu path, taking in Pt. 931m on the south ridge. Sunshine at first, but then the mist rolled in as I gained the south ridge, and stayed put till evening, when the sun shone as I came down through the quarries from the Bwlch Cwm Llan. Solo.marktrengove01/09/2017
A three hour walk for this county top using the Ranger path and the top was clear all day! did not have to worry about parking as was staying at the hostel.WAYNE ROWLETT27/08/2017
PYG track hefo Alaw, a lawr Llanberisger_rob24/08/2017
Supervising a Gold DofE group.Wheelsy24/08/2017
Miners path from Pen-Y-Pass. Summit in cloud. 6hrsbhornsby23/08/2017
IP Snowdon Challenge climbMrD16/08/2017
Leading a group of Macmillan fundraisers on a moonlight hike.Wheelsy06/08/2017
snowdon horseshoe craig fach, crib goch, crib y Ddysgl, snowdon, y Lliweed, y Lliweed east top, Lliweed bach, from pen y pass.robertphillips05/08/2017
Brilliant day Snowdon Ranger Route, completed with son and Grandson Winter, who were both over from U.S, very easy to follow path. The boys stayed at Y.H while I stayed at Cwellyn Arms campsiteJon.25/07/2017
Up the Pyg track and down the Llanberis path leading a group of Scouts.Wheelsy25/07/2017
Up Rhydd Du, Down Ranger. Low visibility, rain all day. 4 kids taken.lizzieb15/07/2017
Route from LLyen Gwynant campsite up to Pen-y-pass car park then up the Pyg track and down the miners track back to campsite.pshogie12/07/2017
Snowdon via PYG/ Minersronaldo33310/07/2017
LLanberis PathMlamber309/07/2017
to many peoplejulius01/07/2017
via pyg track and down to llanberis leading a groupemily01/07/2017
Snowdon Horseshoe with Sarah, Sue & Juan. Poor conditionsRob Rees25/06/2017
Three peaks completed. WoohooRoguePulsar21/06/2017
Birthday ascent with Catriona taking in Craig Fach (nice alternative to lower pyg track) on a warm humid day with a few odd spots, Came down the Llanberis path with a stop for a cup of tea at Halfway House - all very civilised.SS21/06/2017
Started as part of 555. 5 highest mountains in 5 countries in 5 days. set of sunday night to complete on my birthday. was very very hot that day. set off around 3am. sat at the summit at 6am eating breakfast. was unbelievable. overheated on the way down and felt awful. headed to Holyhead port to catch the ferry to Dublin....Scotty 2 Hotty19/06/2017
The Llanberis Pathjalamber13/06/2017
Snowdon HorseshoeDan Baddeley03/06/2017
Second visit to Yr Wyddfa this spring. This time part of a circuit from Llanberis. Route was Moel Eilio, Foel Gron, Foel Goch, Moel Cynghorion, Snowden Ranger path, Yr Wyddfa, Garnedd Ugain, Llechog, then back to Lanberis. Sunny day, a few showers, intermittent mist at summit. DLSkip03/06/2017
Ascent of Snowdon on fine weather. Also ascent of Garnedd Ugain on the way. Descent with Charlie in very poor weather. Via Llanberis path. Also ascent of Snowdon on 1/6/2017 via Snowdon Ranger pathLavvaf7631/05/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac31/05/2017
With MH, CH, KF. Snowdon Horseshoe - fantastic.Mark Jackson31/05/2017
From Pen Y Gwryd, via Pen Y Pass, Miners Track, Lliwedd. Return via Pyg Track.jonesthesteam30/05/2017
With Dan and Ben B.Louieb7828/05/2017