Walk gw158 Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis

The highest mountain in England & Wales

The Snowdon Mountain Railway was opened in April 1896 and has been ferrying people to the summit of Snowdon ever since. It is the only rack railway in Great Britain. To date, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has suffered only one fatality.On the day it opened one of the engines briefly lost control near the summit, tempting a passenger to leap from the train. He died from his injuries.

The building on the summit of Snowdon (The Snowdon Hotel) is thought to be the home of the highest house mice in England and Wales!


Route outline for walk gw158:

- Snowdon Mountain Railway Llanberis Station  -   Cader Ellyll  -   Llanberis Path  -   Halfway Station  -   Llechlog  -   Clogwyn Station  -   Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)  -   Bwlch Glas  -   Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)  -   Clogwyn Du'r Arddu Path  -   Snowdon Ranger Path  -   Moel Cynghorion  -   Bwlch Maesgwm  -   Foel Goch (Snowdon)  -   Foel Gron  -   Moel Eilio (Llanberis)  -   Llanberis.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The building on the summit of Snowdon (Hafod Eryri - The Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre and Cafe) is thought to be the home of the highest house mice in England and Wales!

The Snowdon Ranger Path is named after John Morton, the self-styled 'Snowdon Ranger', who used to escort 'gentlemen who put themselves under his guidance in order to ascend Snowdon and see the country'.

He lived in what is now the Snowdon Ranger Youth Hostel at the beginning of the path.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only rack railway in Great Britain. It was opened in April 1896 and has been ferrying people to the summit of Snowdon ever since. To date, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has suffered only one fatality.On the day it opened one of the engines briefly lost control near the summit, tempting a passenger to leap from the train. He died from injuries.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
5
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
3
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at 1085m (3561ft). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the highest point in the county of Gwynedd, the highest point in Snowdonia National Park and the highest point in England and Wales. Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (1st highest in Wales, 1st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st in Wales, 1st in England & Wales). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Marilyn (1st highest in Wales, 43rd highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), 1066m (3499ft). Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (2nd highest in Wales, 2nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (2nd in Wales, 2nd in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Moel Eilio (Llanberis), 726m (2383ft). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (60th highest in Wales, 142nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (73rd in Wales, 175th in England & Wales). Moel Eilio (Llanberis) is classified as a Marilyn (28th highest in Wales, 533rd highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag Moel Cynghorion, 674m (2212ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (84th Wal, 206th Eng & Wal), a Welsh Nuttall (112th Wal, 274th Eng & Wal); Foel Gron 629m (2064ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (116th Wal, 277th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (161st Wal, 379th Eng & Wal) and Foel Goch (Snowdon) 605m (1985ft) - a Welsh Dewey (7th in Wal, 12th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw158 Snowdon, Moel Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Moel Eilio from Llanberis

In no particular order . . .

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (9)

Ann by Rodney's Pillar (Breidden Hill)

Ann by Rodney's Pillar (Breidden Hill)

Photo: Brian Dexter (10)

Crib Goch, Craig Fach and The PYG Track from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch, Craig Fach and The PYG Track from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (13)

Moel Eilio rising above a temperature inversion from the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Moel Eilio rising above a temperature inversion from the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Steve Hitchman (2)

Three of my work colleagues at the top of Snowdon

Three of my work colleagues at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Oliver Hunter (1)

Moray Hillwalkers on the PYG Track up Mt Snowdon

Moray Hillwalkers on the PYG Track up Mt Snowdon

Photo: Roy Paterson (1)

My daughter and I on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

My daughter and I on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Sheila Shepheard (1)

Kinder Reservoir with Kinder Scout beyond from White Brow

Kinder Reservoir with Kinder Scout beyond from White Brow

Photo: David Atherton (10)

Climbing the Llanberis Path up Mount Snowdon

Climbing the Llanberis Path up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Linda Royston (7)

Me, on top of Scafell Pike at 21:55hrs on June 20th, 2012

Me, on top of Scafell Pike at 21:55hrs on June 20th, 2012

Photo: David Bald (2)

My big sister Louise and my brother-in-law Dave at the top of Snowdon last September

My big sister Louise and my brother-in-law Dave at the top of Snowdon last September

Photo: Nicola Shipston (1)

At the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Kate, Ross and Robbie!

At the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Kate, Ross and Robbie!

Photo: Rosie Woodward (1)

Cardigan Bay from Snowdon summit

Cardigan Bay from Snowdon summit

Photo: David Cartwright (6)

Crib Goch (with The PYG Track/Miners' Track running down its east flank) and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch (with The PYG Track/Miners' Track running down its east flank) and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (176)

Ullswater from Keldas near Lanty's Tarn

Ullswater from Keldas near Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Linda Royston (9)

Me, my fella and two of the kids at the top of Snowdon

Me, my fella and two of the kids at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Christina Cooke (1)

Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Approaching Crib Goch from the east

Photo: David Cartwright (9)

Glaslyn (front) and Llyn Llydaw with The Pyg Track (far left) and the Miners' Track (centre left) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn (front) and Llyn Llydaw with The Pyg Track (far left) and the Miners' Track (centre left) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (3)

Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: George White (1)

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

Photo: David Atherton (6)

Llyn-y-Gadar (right) beyond the Rydd Ddu Path/Lechlog ridge from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn-y-Gadar (right) beyond the Rydd Ddu Path/Lechlog ridge from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Steve Sides (1)

Me, Paul and Andy on top of Snowdon

Me, Paul and Andy on top of Snowdon

Photo: Paul Taylor (1)

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Photo: George White (2)

Crib Goch from Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Crib Goch from Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Photo: Cefyn Owen (1)

The Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau and Y Lliwedd from the top of the Scree Path close to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau and Y Lliwedd from the top of the Scree Path close to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (8)

Me on Snowdon

Me on Snowdon

Photo: James Stenson (1)

Me at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) a couple of months back

Me at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) a couple of months back

Photo: John Cottle (1)

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) summit

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) summit

Photo: Barry Lugg (20)

Crib Goch, PYG Track, Miners' Track, Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch, PYG Track, Miners' Track, Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (177)

Temperature inversion seen from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Temperature inversion seen from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charles Brown (2)

Crib Goch (centre right) with the PYG Track (mid path) and the Miners' Track (coming up the valley) seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch (centre right) with the PYG Track (mid path) and the Miners' Track (coming up the valley) seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Hazel Pyper (3)

This is a pic of my boyfriend mounting the steps to the summit of Snowdon in rather foggy conditions!

This is a pic of my boyfriend mounting the steps to the summit of Snowdon in rather foggy conditions!

Photo: Emma Maudsley (1)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Eric Sharp (2)

Llyn Cwellyn and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn)  (centre left) and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (far right) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Cwellyn and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) (centre left) and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (far right) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (2)

Llyn Padarn and Llanberis from Snowdon

Llyn Padarn and Llanberis from Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (9)

James, James Lawton and Pete on Snowdon

James, James Lawton and Pete on Snowdon

Photo: Brian Dexter (9)

Andy Brown on Snowdon during the Three Peaks Challenge

Andy Brown on Snowdon during the Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: Andy Brown (7)

Temperature Inversion from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Temperature Inversion from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Karen Harding (6)

Friends climbing Snowdon

Friends climbing Snowdon

Photo: Nick Hopkins (1)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit Cafe

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit Cafe

Photo: Richard Nicholls (13)

We made it! Sara and Tess on the summit of Snowdon

We made it! Sara and Tess on the summit of Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (10)

*Keswick, Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Doups

*Keswick, Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Doups

Photo: Richard Nicholls (16)

Me and my wife Emma at the top of Snowdon

Me and my wife Emma at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Stuart Edwards (3)

Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (10)

My son in law Mark waking up on the top of Snowdon with fabulous clouds down below

My son in law Mark waking up on the top of Snowdon with fabulous clouds down below

Photo: Eve Conner (1)

Climbing Ben Nevis

Climbing Ben Nevis

Photo: Mick Coxon (4)

A snowy day up Snowdon

A snowy day up Snowdon

Photo: Sion Williams (1)

Glaslyn (bottom), Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd (right) from the top of The PYG/Miners' Track, Snowdon

Glaslyn (bottom), Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd (right) from the top of The PYG/Miners' Track, Snowdon

Photo: Peter Dryden (2)

Descending the Pyg Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Descending the Pyg Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (7)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Ellis (1)

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Cochrane (2)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) - The 2nd highest mountain in England and Wales from the highest - Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) - The 2nd highest mountain in England and Wales from the highest - Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (12)

Me on the summit of Mount Snowdon

Me on the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Heather Haigh (1)

My uncle on the summit of Mount Snowdon

My uncle on the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Tommy Guns (1)

Vince Wetton on the PYG Track en-route to Snowdon<br>via Crib Goch in 2010

Vince Wetton on the PYG Track en-route to Snowdon
via Crib Goch in 2010

Photo: Robert Taylor-Marriott (1)

The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (11)

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Will Caesar (5)

Crib Goch, The PYG Track (centre), The Miners' Track (lower right) and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas

Crib Goch, The PYG Track (centre), The Miners' Track (lower right) and Llyn Llydaw from Bwlch Glas

Photo: Will Caesar (3)

Cardigan Bay from Snowdon summit

Cardigan Bay from Snowdon summit

Photo: David Cartwright (8)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the air

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the air

Photo: Don Williams (11)

Climbing Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) - with Glyder Fawr in the background

Climbing Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) - with Glyder Fawr in the background

Photo: Chris Mathieson (2)

Hindscarth, Scope End and Robinson from Newlands Church

Hindscarth, Scope End and Robinson from Newlands Church

Photo: Wayne Hill (93)

On Garnedd Ugain

On Garnedd Ugain

Photo: Will Caesar (7)

Half-way up Snowdon on the Rhyd Ddu walk

Half-way up Snowdon on the Rhyd Ddu walk

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (2)

The view from Brown Clee Hill (Abdon Burf)

The view from Brown Clee Hill (Abdon Burf)

Photo: Nicola James (1)

The Johnson-Holme Family on the summit of Mount Snowdon

The Johnson-Holme Family on the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Manda Johnson-Holme (1)

The view from Mount Snowdon with a touch of hoar frost on the grass making them into white ribbons

The view from Mount Snowdon with a touch of hoar frost on the grass making them into white ribbons

Photo: Pauline Styles (1)

Me at the top of Pen y Fan

Me at the top of Pen y Fan

Photo: Tim Williams (3)

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

Photo: David Atherton (5)

The summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (179)

Me and my puppy Freddy, on the Llanberis Path near Halfway Station, half way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Me and my puppy Freddy, on the Llanberis Path near Halfway Station, half way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Kimberley Grayson (1)

My son Patrick climbing Y Garn (Glyders) with Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) in the background

My son Patrick climbing Y Garn (Glyders) with Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) in the background

Photo: Rob Barklamb (53)

The summit of Snowdon in the clouds from the top of the PYG Track

The summit of Snowdon in the clouds from the top of the PYG Track

Photo: Rob Barklamb (52)

Glaslyn and Clogwyn y Garnedd  from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn and Clogwyn y Garnedd from Bwlch Glas just below the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (178)

My grandson Kieran on Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

My grandson Kieran on Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Photo: Martin Jones (2)

Cwm Clogwyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Cwm Clogwyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (6)

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Mick Coxon (3)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Will Caesar (17)

The summit of Snowdon with friends

The summit of Snowdon with friends

Photo: Emma Cella (1)

Me on the summit of Snowdon

Me on the summit of Snowdon

Photo: David Bald (1)

Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (3)

Pete and Andy on Ben Nevis during the Three Peaks Challenge

Pete and Andy on Ben Nevis during the Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: Andy Brown (8)

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (1)

It's a bit foggy but here is a photo of me and our little hiking Jack Russell at the top of Snowdon :)

It's a bit foggy but here is a photo of me and our little hiking Jack Russell at the top of Snowdon :)

Photo: Cheeta Lagas (1)

My boys and I on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

My boys and I on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (1)

Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyders)

Me and grandson Kieran on Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Martin Jones (1)

Me and my dad (Dave) on Garnedd Ugain having just climbed across Crib Goch

Me and my dad (Dave) on Garnedd Ugain having just climbed across Crib Goch

Photo: Paul Hancock (6)

Myself in September on the final approach to Snowdon summit via the Rhyd Ddu path

Myself in September on the final approach to Snowdon summit via the Rhyd Ddu path

Photo: Patrick Craven (1)

Coed Victoria (with a disused Slate Quarries beyond) from the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Coed Victoria (with a disused Slate Quarries beyond) from the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (5)

The Watkin Path, Nantgwynant and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Watkin Path, Nantgwynant and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Victoria Ashley (1)

Homeward Bound from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) via the South Ridge

Homeward Bound from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) via the South Ridge

Photo: Gerald Murphy (13)

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (7)

Jane, Holly, William and Gnasher Bishop on the top of Snowdon

Jane, Holly, William and Gnasher Bishop on the top of Snowdon

Photo: Andrew Worsey (1)

Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (2)

Llyn Ogwen and Nant y Benglog from Pen yr Ole Wen

Llyn Ogwen and Nant y Benglog from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Will Caesar (11)

Corn Du and Pen y Fan (centre left) and Cribyn (centre) from Neuadd Reservoir

Corn Du and Pen y Fan (centre left) and Cribyn (centre) from Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Barry Lugg (21)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Laura Whitfield (2)

The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (6)

On the summit of Snowdon as part of a sponsored walk for Southmead Hospital, Bristol

On the summit of Snowdon as part of a sponsored walk for Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Photo: David Jefferies (2)

Me and Janine on our way up Snowdon

Me and Janine on our way up Snowdon

Photo: Christina Jones (1)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (12)

On the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the PYG track with Cribau and Y Lliwedd prominent in the background

On the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the PYG track with Cribau and Y Lliwedd prominent in the background

Photo: Chris Jones (3)

Temperature inversion from the summit of Ben Ledi in the snow

Temperature inversion from the summit of Ben Ledi in the snow

Photo: Hazel Pyper (2)

Pool above Glaslyn, Snowdon

Pool above Glaslyn, Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (4)

This is my husband Dave on the top of Snowdon

This is my husband Dave on the top of Snowdon

Photo: Jennifer Turnbull (1)

Snow on Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon

Snow on Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon

Photo: David Cartwright (7)

View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

View back down the South Ridge to Yr Aran from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (11)

Fantastic view from Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path down Snowdon

Fantastic view from Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path down Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (12)

Moel Cynghorion from the Llanberis path

Moel Cynghorion from the Llanberis path

Photo: Richard Nicholls (14)

Llyn Llydaw from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Llydaw from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Andy Holliday (4)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Lliwedd

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Lliwedd

Photo: Don Williams (12)

Waterfall off the Llanberis path up Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Waterfall off the Llanberis path up Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (174)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (5)

Glaslyn with the lower slopes of Y Lliwedd beyond from The Miners' Track below Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn with the lower slopes of Y Lliwedd beyond from The Miners' Track below Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Andy Holliday (3)

Llyn Peris, Llanberis and the Snowdon Mountain Railway from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Peris, Llanberis and the Snowdon Mountain Railway from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (1)

Llanberis and Llyn Peris from the Llanberis Path on Mount Snowdon

Llanberis and Llyn Peris from the Llanberis Path on Mount Snowdon

Photo: Linda Royston (8)

Climbing Scafell Pike via the Brown Tongue path with Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (Wasdale) (right) in the background

Climbing Scafell Pike via the Brown Tongue path with Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (Wasdale) (right) in the background

Photo: Chris Mathieson (3)

Nearing the summit of Mount Snowdon

Nearing the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Mark Davies (9)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Andy Haynes (1)

Clare on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with Crib Goch in the background (bottom right)

Clare on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with Crib Goch in the background (bottom right)

Photo: Clare Howard (21)

Mount Snowdon through a gap in the mist from Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Mount Snowdon through a gap in the mist from Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Photo: Robert Thomas (1)

Son Sam on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the ultimate cloudless July day

Son Sam on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the ultimate cloudless July day

Photo: Stephen Cooper (3)

Me on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Me on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Jenni Lynn (1)

Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010

Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010

Photo: Robert Taylor-Marriott (2)

Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd Bach and Y Lliwedd from the Finger Post at top of Scree Path near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd Bach and Y Lliwedd from the Finger Post at top of Scree Path near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (12)

Our family walk up Snowdon!

Our family walk up Snowdon!

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (4)

Climbing Mount Snowdon

Climbing Mount Snowdon

Photo: Karina Ween (1)

Friends on Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Friends on Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Jonathan Goddard (1)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Photo: Clare Howard (22)

Chris near the top of Ben Nevis

Chris near the top of Ben Nevis

Photo: Chris Jones (2)

Me on top of snowdon, looking like a smurf

Me on top of snowdon, looking like a smurf

Photo: Christina Jones (2)

Roman on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with (the now conquered) Mount Snowdon in the background.

Roman on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) with (the now conquered) Mount Snowdon in the background.

Photo: Leslie Williams (11)

My wife Donna near the top of Mount Snowdon

My wife Donna near the top of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Chris Pieper (1)

Me (the little Buffalo Stickman) on Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Me (the little Buffalo Stickman) on Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Photo: Alan Johnson (1)

Sheep on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with the Snowdon Mountain Railway beyond

Sheep on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with the Snowdon Mountain Railway beyond

Photo: Barry Lugg (19)

The awe inspiring view from Snowdon

The awe inspiring view from Snowdon's summit featuring Llyn Llydaw with Carnedd Moel Siabod beyond

Photo: Andy Haynes (2)

Me on top of the Crib Goch ridge

Me on top of the Crib Goch ridge

Photo: Stuart Edwards (2)

My family climbing Snowdon!

My family climbing Snowdon!

Photo: Donna Taylor (1)

Falling off Snowdon with The Miners' Track and Llyn Llydaw beyond

Falling off Snowdon with The Miners' Track and Llyn Llydaw beyond

Photo: Dade Murphy (1)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Crib Goch, Craig Fach, The PYG Track, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Crib Goch, Craig Fach, The PYG Track, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (15)

On the Pyg Track

On the Pyg Track

Photo: Ian Lilley (7)

Nearing Llanberis on the Lanberis Path down Mount Snowdon

Nearing Llanberis on the Lanberis Path down Mount Snowdon

Photo: Leslie Williams (14)

Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon

Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Paul Hancock (5)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (3)

My husband on the summit of Snowdon

My husband on the summit of Snowdon

Photo: Elizabeth Kidger (1)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Photo: Peter Dryden (3)

A RAF Helicopter above Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

A RAF Helicopter above Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Will Caesar (9)

Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (left), Mynydd Mawr (centre) and Moel Cynghorion (right) from near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis path up Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (left), Mynydd Mawr (centre) and Moel Cynghorion (right) from near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis path up Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Wright (175)

The top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is in sight!

The top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is in sight!

Photo: Laura Whitfield (1)

On the summit of Mount Snowdon

On the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: John Cottle (2)

On Crib Goch

On Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (3)

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (3)

The Vale of Edale from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

The Vale of Edale from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Photo: Will Caesar (18)

Cefn-Du, Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Foel Goch and Moel Cynghorion from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Cefn-Du, Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Foel Goch and Moel Cynghorion from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Clarke (1)

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (4)

Near the summit of Mount Snowdon

Near the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Mark Davies (10)

On Moel Eilio (Llanberis) with Snowdon In the background

On Moel Eilio (Llanberis) with Snowdon In the background

Photo: Brian Foley (1)

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Maria Hackett (1)

Ben Nevis from the lower slopes of Carn Dearg MeadhonachCarn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg)

Ben Nevis from the lower slopes of Carn Dearg MeadhonachCarn Dearg Meadhonach (Carn Mor Dearg)

Photo: David Cochrane (3)

Crib Goch from Snowdon

Crib Goch from Snowdon

Photo: Paul Gillett (1)

An unscheduled halt on Llechog (Snowdon)

An unscheduled halt on Llechog (Snowdon)

Photo: Mike Griffiths (22)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Bwlch Glas from near Garnedd Ugain

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Bwlch Glas from near Garnedd Ugain

Photo: Will Caesar (4)

Taking a breather near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon

Taking a breather near Clogwyn Station on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon

Photo: Mike Griffiths (21)

Me at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) as part of my 3 Peaks Challenge

Me at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) as part of my 3 Peaks Challenge

Photo: Tim Williams (4)

Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (14)

ON the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

ON the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Jefferies (1)

Yr Aran at the end of the Allt Maenderyn Ridge from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Yr Aran at the end of the Allt Maenderyn Ridge from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Will Caesar (10)

At the summit of Snowdon in March 2012

At the summit of Snowdon in March 2012

Photo: Nicola James (2)

My mountain dog Degla, admiring the view (near the top of the PYG/Miners' Track) off Mount Snowdon

My mountain dog Degla, admiring the view (near the top of the PYG/Miners' Track) off Mount Snowdon

Photo: Emma Thorncroft (1)

Me and my wife on Mount Snowdon

Me and my wife on Mount Snowdon

Photo: Ian Miller (1)

Me on top of Goatfell (Goat Fell) on The Isle of Arran

Me on top of Goatfell (Goat Fell) on The Isle of Arran

Photo: Jennifer Turnbull (2)

Climbing Crib Goch with Llyn Llydaw in the background

Climbing Crib Goch with Llyn Llydaw in the background

Photo: Will Caesar (8)

Me at the top of Snowdon

Me at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Sallyanne Rose (1)

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Tryfan from the top of Bristley Ridge, Glyder Fach

Photo: Paul Hancock (7)

The viewpoint plaque on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The viewpoint plaque on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (10)

Andy looking along the ridge towards Llanberis from Llechog

Andy looking along the ridge towards Llanberis from Llechog

Photo: Leslie Williams (13)

Me at the summit of Snowdon

Me at the summit of Snowdon

Photo: Gary Daluzvieira (1)

Llanberis Pass with Y Garn (Glyders) beyond from near Crib y Ddysgl on the Llanberis Path near the top of Mount Snowdon

Llanberis Pass with Y Garn (Glyders) beyond from near Crib y Ddysgl on the Llanberis Path near the top of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Linda Royston (6)

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (8)

Sam with Adam and Eve at the summit of Tryfan

Sam with Adam and Eve at the summit of Tryfan

Photo: Stephen Cooper (2)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the snow from Crib Goch

Photo: Charles Brown (14)

Myself, Willo, Barnsey and Mark at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in September!

Myself, Willo, Barnsey and Mark at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in September!

Photo: Steve Hitchman (1)

The Miners' Track from the PYG Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Miners' Track from the PYG Track, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Barry Lugg (17)

The last of the National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge before descending to finish in 23 hours 45 minutes. <br>What a tight finish, just time for this photo!

The last of the National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge before descending to finish in 23 hours 45 minutes.
What a tight finish, just time for this photo!

Photo: Wayne Hill (94)

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn from Hole-in-the-Wall

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn from Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Chris Ellis (2)

Glaslyn from Snowdon

Glaslyn from Snowdon

Photo: Paul Gillett (2)

. . . round the other side of the cafe at the top of Snowdon

. . . round the other side of the cafe at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Oliver Hunter (2)

Approcahing Llanberis and Llyn Peris on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Approcahing Llanberis and Llyn Peris on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (4)

Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (1)

Ysgafell Wen

Ysgafell Wen

Photo: Gerald Murphy (14)

The Corrie on the north face of Ben Nevis containing the Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut (known as the CIC Hut) from the upper reaches of Allt A' Mhuilinn

The Corrie on the north face of Ben Nevis containing the Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut (known as the CIC Hut) from the upper reaches of Allt A' Mhuilinn

Photo: Pauline Styles (2)

My oldest sons (14 and 15 years old) and some of their mates get hands on at the cairn, on top of Mount Snowdon after doing a charity walk.

My oldest sons (14 and 15 years old) and some of their mates get hands on at the cairn, on top of Mount Snowdon after doing a charity walk.

Photo: Sara Hatcha (1)

Crookedshaws Hill above the clouds during a temperature inversion from The St Cuthbert's Way on Wideopen Hill

Crookedshaws Hill above the clouds during a temperature inversion from The St Cuthbert's Way on Wideopen Hill

Photo: David Wright (180)

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Llyn Llydaw beyond

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Llyn Llydaw beyond

Photo: Will Caesar (13)

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Llyn Llydaw beyond

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Llyn Llydaw beyond

Photo: Will Caesar (13)

Clare on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Clare on the summit of Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl)

Photo: Clare Howard (20)

On Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) summit - the 2nd highest mountain in Wales

On Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) summit - the 2nd highest mountain in Wales

Photo: Adam Coleman (1)

Llanberis from Snowdon

Llanberis from Snowdon

Photo: Richard Nicholls (15)

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

The scree slope on the western slope of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (7)

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (2)

Crib Goch at dawn from very close to the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch at dawn from very close to the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Shane Green (1)

The Cantilever Stone near summit of Glyder Fach

The Cantilever Stone near summit of Glyder Fach

Photo: Chris Clarke (2)

Glaslyn from Garnedd Ugain

Glaslyn from Garnedd Ugain

Photo: Charles Brown (13)

Low cloud over Nant Beglong, Gallt yr Ogof and Tryfan from Craig Wen

Low cloud over Nant Beglong, Gallt yr Ogof and Tryfan from Craig Wen

Photo: Will Caesar (14)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Crib Goch (left) and Llyn Llydaw (right) in the background

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Crib Goch (left) and Llyn Llydaw (right) in the background

Photo: Eric Sharp (1)

Llanberis from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llanberis from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Barry Lugg (16)


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