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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, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Trail 100
Grid ref:SH 60989 54379
Summit feature:trig point/view indicator
Col:46m  NS758782  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey of Snowdon.pdf
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  • 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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 2393 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Llanberis pathkeithybaby915/10/2018
Marshalling the Rat Race Man vs. Mountain event.Wheelsy01/09/2018
First time for elle up snowdon, rain and wind bad visibility but a good outingMountain mcgiverns26/08/2018
Snowdon Ranger path with Eoin West (19) & Tiarnan West (10). Summit at 13:30. Ascent in 2 hrs 50 mins.Pete West13/08/2018
Went up with DWSG up Snowdon Ranger path and down Rhyd-ddu path.Skerryvore10/08/2018
Very busy on the top as it was a superb August day. Managed to have a pint in the Cafe. Maisie's 4th time on the top, My umpteenth...Horseshoe completed a few hours later and another pint at the PyG.DanMaisieBex09/08/2018
With Charlie and Devon. Start Pen y Pass 09:30. Pyg track up. Miners track down. Finish Pen y Pass 16:30.ianwkitson09/08/2018
Parked 565551 by Ranger Path carpark, followed the Rangers Path to the top. Very wet and foggy day in the middle of a heat wave!Hippy7729/07/2018
With Radina.gettingonabit25/07/2018
Up Rhyd Ddu Path and down Snowdon RangerArbie18/07/2018
Evening ascent by the Llanberis Path from Llanberis, in time for sunset on the summit. Then overnight bivvy to greet the sunrise. Onwards to Carnedd Ugain next day. Solo, by public transport from home.marktrengove09/07/2018
Part of 3 peak challenge 3:52:20 10.96 kmhemerson0906/07/2018
first mountain with Charlottetomcreber05/07/2018
A fine Sunny day - came up on the Ranger path in the afternoon, and thus managed to miss most of the crowd.kasharic02/07/2018
Climbed with Zoe, Sean Popple & Corelli.neilblair35301/07/2018
With NB. Drove down from Spean Bridge. From Pen-y-pass. Up Miners, down Pyg. Set off at 17.15, cloudless, 28C. From Glaslyn mercifully in the shade to the summit ridge, slight breeze. Top at 19.30, then 35 minutes at the summit in perfect almost cloudless weather. Dawdled on the return, enjoying the setting sun deep down over Nant Peris. Back at 22.00.Owen B30/06/2018
Night walk by full moonthebowl8429/06/2018
Eighth of Welsh 3000s week.PeakyPete26/06/2018
Decending via Watkin pathChasejet25/06/2018
Up Rhydd Du, descent on Snowdon Ranger. Sunny. 5 hrs.Nancy Blackett03/06/2018
Up the Miners Path and down to Rhyddu. Beautiful scenery on both sides and there were thousands on the mountain. Very nice Welsh ladies went out of their way to drop us back to our car as the Sherpa bus did not come to the village of Rhyddu as we had read on the timetables!!!!Audi-Anne03/06/2018
Leading a group of amputees on a charity walk.Wheelsy30/05/2018
First snowdon sunriseHarrismiles 28/05/2018
Leading a charity group.Wheelsy20/05/2018
start Beddgelert, Rhyd-Ddu Path to Snowdon, Alt Magnderyn, Watkins Path down to Beddgelert, 14.5 miles.stephenbuda18/05/2018
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
Start at Beddgelert. up the Watkins Path, return via Yr Aran and Craig Wen, 17 miles.stephenbuda14/05/2018
Up Pyg trail and down Miners trail.PaulGibbons06/05/2018
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