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Name:Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa
Hill number:1963
Height:1085m / 3560ft
Section:30B: Snowdonia
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
County (CoH):Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] (CoH)
County (CoA):Gwynedd (CoA)
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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Ascended via Pyg Track, detoured onto Carnedd Ugain before heading onto Snowdon Summit. Light rain showers early on. Visibility VGdanielmudd198229/04/2017
Ascent via Pyg track - arrived 11.19. Great views on way up and down. Cloud cover at summit. Descent via Miner's track at 11.50 and arrived at 2.55.erj8517/04/2017
First walk on the Llanberis path. Arrived from Wirral 1.30pm with L. Patchy sun in valley, claggy from approx 600m. Stopped at Halfway House and at summit then assisted woman with baby on descent so slow overall time.Skip17/04/2017
Craig Fach, Crib Goch, Crib Y Ddysgyl, Snowdon, Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd East Top and Lliwedd Bach. From Pen Y pass.Alunrees3306/04/2017
Start from Pen Y Pass car park via Miners track, descend via Llanberis pathderrymark04/04/2017
Route: Rhyd-Ddu - Southern ridge - summit (2hr5) - Rhyd-Ddu path - Rhyd-Ddu. Approx. Stats: 3hr55, 10km, 900m ascent. Weather: misty & damp but no rain. Notes: descent quite a boring path.millionmts01/04/2017
From Llyn Cwellyn (SH 56434 55061) - Snowdon. Out and back via the Snowdon Ranger Path.david23020119/02/2017
Dropped Myla off at her Dads and set off to Wales. Unable to park at Pen-y-Pass car park so had to park further down the hill on the side of the road. Took the standard Pyg track up miners path down..very snowy very very cold. Needed crampons really. crowded summit as always but good atmosphere sheltering from the ellements together at the shut Cafe drinking hot chocolate. Overall great dayScotty 2 Hotty04/02/2017
With RB. Miners. A beautiful sunny day in January. Visibility superb all the way up. 10 minutes after reaching the summit, visibility poor for the descent. Exhilarating.ZelY21/01/2017
with RobLouieb7807/01/2017
With Will F. Miners up, Pyg down. Cloud swirling around just below the summit made it very atmospheric. Close to zero ice and snow.Owen B27/12/2016
Started at Pen-y-Pass car park following the Pyg Track up to summit. Trail accessible and easy to follow, trail became hidden by more snow the closer to the summit.APovey06/11/2016
Snowdon horseshoe with the kids - great!nix_snilloc20/10/2016
Ranger pathFifi6008/10/2016
From Carnedd Ugain, in cloud now although that parted to give partial views from top and cafe from where I took out coffee. Nicely done for a mountaintop chaff but perhaps they should franchise McDonalds instead, for a better grade of coffee!?niallp30/09/2016
Up Rhydd Dhu, Down Snowdon RangerMaria5017/09/2016
Lliwedd Bach, Y Lliwedd East Top, Y Lliwedd, Snowdon, Moel Cynghorionkeithouk11/09/2016
Part of the horseshoe..via Crib Goch etcScotty 2 Hotty24/08/2016
Up and down the Llanberis Path at night, leading a group of Macmillan Cancer Support charity fundraisers.Wheelsy21/08/2016
Went up the Rhyd Ddu path, starting at 6.40am so we didn't meet anyone until just before the summit, despite it being a warm sunny day in August. Went back down Snowdon Ranger to the point where you can cut across country via some old slate mines to return to the start. With my husband and sons (aged 13 and 10).clyoung15/08/2016
Completed as part of a swim run course. Llyn y Llyn.mrgeorgeabaker06/08/2016
Walked up the Llanberis path. Weather was fine lower down, but the last mile or so was all in cloud.Alancache04/08/2016
Parked Dolbarden Castle. Llanberis path up and down, but almost took Crib Goch Path by mistake on descent. Mist then rain, but v warm. Visibility v poor. 1-2 walking poles. Early start - v few other walkers until descent. 7.30 am to 1.30 pm.ajd5802/08/2016
Llanberis Pathcharterm31/07/2016
With Sarah P, Tom W, Thom F; ascended via Miners Track, descended via Llanberis Path. 15kg of weights added to backpack.IanG199105/07/2016
Snowdon on three peaksejjohnstone30/06/2016
First summit (at 2345) of three peaks by rail 2016IainPeeks23/06/2016
4th time on snowdon with excellent guide Andy from ascents of adventure on welsh 14 peaks attemptcolinfielding18/06/2016
Day out with Loughton MC. Helen and Ian joined me. We went up Watkins Bwlch Main.Mavern18/06/2016
Part of Vegan Ultra up the Watkins Path shrouded in cloud.Lykewake4218/06/2016
Vegan Welsh 3000s V3K Ultra race CraigW18/06/2016
Climbed with Dearne Valley Walking Group via Rhyd-Ddu and returned via Snowdon Ranger. Great views til almost at the top then misty!SteveP18/06/2016
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Gary Dean (Parking/start point) Pen-y-pass - Crib Goch - Crib y Ddysgl - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) - Y Lliwedd - Y Lliwedd East Top - Lliwedd Bach - Llyn Llydaw - Llyn Teyrn - Pen-y-pass.redbob17/06/2016
With G. Llanberis > Snowdon > Crib y Ddysgl > Llanberis. Also with Mike Peters & many others (Snowdon Rocks).RT197016/06/2016
Start of 3000s (in 2 days)aucuparia15/06/2016
up the PYG track, back via MinersScotty 2 Hotty12/06/2016
3 Peaks training. 1st of 3 Snowdon summits in 2016Mc101p12/06/2016
Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdonkeithouk05/06/2016
Seventh visit, to accompany Xan on his first ascent, aged 6 years and 32 days. Up and down the PYG track. Also with Megs, on her second ascent, and the Bagnalls.Herbert Anchovy29/05/2016
With sis,niece & George. Came over Crib Goch in great sunshine. Thought to get train back but was 22 each & only on a standby basis so no guarantee of a place or a time, so took miners track back.mart079729/05/2016
Up and down the PYG track with Dad, Megs and the Bagnalls. First time walking up but had been up on the train and then walked down on 25/7/14 (with Mum)when Megs walked up for the first time.Xan29/05/2016
Walk with Jenaya climbing Pyg Track and descent via train.Turnip7527/05/2016
1085 - Finally reached the summit. Quite busy at the top. Two girls had decided to have a picnic at the actual summit, which made taking photographs a little bit awkward. Back down the pyg track and miners track to reach our car.Rob-Nia27/05/2016
With Stania, Alex and Aidenraist7726/05/2016
Snowdon Horseshoe with Chris J and Dave. Parked at Pen y Gwryd hotel and walked to Pen Y Pass. Crib Goch, Ugain, Yr Wyddfa, and Lliwedd. Almost perfect weather (sunny, gentle cool breeze) for this magnificent round.Skip24/05/2016
From Nantgwynant (SH 62804 50712). Followed Watkin Path as far as SH 62124 52000 then direct ascent of Yr Aran, mostly clear path, at first along disused level. Descended to Bwlch Cwm Llan via SW spur then up and down Snowdon via the South Ridge. Re-joined Watkin Path back to start.david23020115/05/2016
Craig Fach,Crib Goch, Crib y Ddysgl, Snowden. Dropped steeply to SE off summit to keep to edge/ridge and some good scrambling over the 3 Lliwedd`s then out & back to Gallt y Wenallt. Superb sunshine with cooling breeze all day.mart079714/05/2016