Snowdon

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Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, located within the Snowdonia region. Narrow ridges radiate from Snowdon's central peak, and several subsidiary peaks rise along these ridges. The rugged beauty of the region, and the many quiet lakes that lie in its valleys, have made the area popular with tourists. Trails are plentiful on the mountain, and non-walking tourists can reach the summit by train.

Elevation (feet): 3,560
Elevation (meters): 1,085
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Snowdonia
Latitude: 53.068497
Longitude: -4.076231
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Manchester / Birmingham
Convenient Center: Llanberis

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

There are 54 trip reports for Snowdon.

  • Log #7114 - by Ian Caddick on Nov 08, 20043.00 stars
    Me and a uni friend Mat climbed up and back down the snowdon ranger path. It was very nice, however I seriously overestimated my own levels of fitness, and being not short of a pound or two had to...
  • Log #7117 - by Emma Carmichael on Nov 07, 20043.00 stars
    Really enjoyable walk, stunning scenery, great exercise, i'm still aching!!!!
  • Log #7119 - by Nick Spratley and Stephen Bond on Sep 11, 20043.00 stars
    Started off at 07:30 at Pen Y Pass, as soon as ot out the car it started to drizzle. Set off following Pyg Track with the plan to go up to the summit via snowdon horseshoe. The weather started to...
  • Log #7120 - by Nickola on Sep 04, 20043.00 stars
    Nickie and Liz's great adventure.... Traveled to Wales on Wednesday morning, booked into B+B tea rooms in Rhyd-Ddu. Very friendley place, had breakfast before heading up the Rhyd-Ddu Path, weather...
  • Log #7121 - by Sue Powell on Aug 10, 20043.00 stars
    1976 - ascended via Crib Goch in foul weather; 2002 - ascended from Pen-y-Pass via Miners' Track, descended via Pyg Track. great day, warm & sunny; 2004 - ascended from Pen-y-Pass via Crib...
  • Log #7122 - by Norman Foster on Aug 09, 20043.00 stars
    Walked up the Rhyd Ddu path on 7th August, 2004 and the views from this path are unbelievable.
  • Log #7123 - by David Wilson on Aug 02, 20043.00 stars
    hi all this is the first mountain im 18, it was my birthday weekend. were going again 19th august but this time were doing it in the dark. quite excited were going to satrt about 00 hours. safe...
  • Log #7124 - by T.D.Roberts on July 28, 20043.00 stars
    Welsh spelling of this peak is Y WYDDFA, as stated on the OS map. Would be respectful to the language if this was corrected pls.
  • Log #7125 - by David Eames on July 07, 20043.00 stars
    Hi i will be doin snowdon yet again on the 11-07-04, ive done many mountains in the UK but snowdon has something that nowhere else has, it could be the shear beauty of the mountain, the people who...
  • Log #7126 - by Adam Conlin on June 26, 20043.00 stars
    Ascended and descended via the Watkin path in bad weather, very cold and dense fog, had to buy a wooly hat in the shop at the top!. An incredible experience which I will never forget. (P.S adivice to...
  • Log #7127 - by dave & caroline on June 25, 20043.00 stars
    too easy what realy spoilt it was by the time igot to the summit there was about 300 people already there .they all got the train i might add!!!
  • Log #7128 - by ella barnby on June 20, 20043.00 stars
    snowdon is a big big mountain I climbed down it with my sisters milly and lottie. from ella age 7
  • Log #7129 - by Meinir E.Davies on June 07, 20043.00 stars
    It was a hike to remember due to it being the hotest day of the year! The amount of people just walking into the large lakes was amazing! Nobody cared as long as they could cool down! Stunning...
  • Log #7130 - by David Eames on June 06, 20043.00 stars
    Ihave a question i would like to ask which has been bugging me since March can anyone help? On the night of sat 6th of march 2004 me and a mate were camping just below the summit of Glyder Fawr,...
  • Log #7131 - by David Eames on June 04, 20043.00 stars
    Always stow your gear safely in your ruck sack!! Whilst doing the Goch in April i lost my GPS and a walkey talkey i watched helplasley as they tumbled all the way to the bottom!! enough said i...
  • Log #7132 - by Kevin Muscat on May 04, 20043.00 stars
    An awesome day out in mythical North Wales. My wife and I summited four peaks that day, among them Crib y Ddysgl and Snowdon, the highest two in Wales. The ridge climb from Crib Goch to Crib y Ddysgl...
  • Log #7133 - by Jamie on Mar 11, 20043.00 stars
    I had been up Snowdon twice before with my dad in some poor freezing weather, but on our third visit I had knee deep snow and waist deep in the drifts, what a sight. From the pyg track Snowdon looked...
  • Log #7134 - by John Brunsdon on Feb 22, 20043.00 stars
    Went up from Pen-y-Pass on the Miner's Track & returned on the Pyg Track. Six adults & six kids (aged four to ten. Weather was FANTASTIC - February in Wales walking in shirtsleeves! Superb...
  • Log #7135 - by Richard Tremellen on Feb 05, 20043.00 stars
    Went up on May bank holiday with my wife, Emma and two six year old sons, Reuben and William. Had planned to go up two days earlier, but the weather wasn't too good. Walked the Rhyd-ddu route from...
  • Log #7136 - by Paul Wright on Jan 01, 20043.00 stars
    Climbing from Pen-y-pass, as you reach the first lake (Llyn Llydaw) and glance to your left, the southern slopes of the valley rise to a rugged little peak. This is Y Lliwydd (898m), and if you fancy...
  • Log #7137 - by Ryan Taylor on Dec 14, 20033.00 stars
    Went up the PYG track, the car park was full so we parked in the Pass. My pole snapped at the start of the route! The weather was OK, a little cold but dry. We got to the summit and had a drink in...
  • Log #7139 - by Dan Jagoda on Dec 13, 20033.00 stars
    It was a clear day,the views were unbeleaveible and we all had a great time.
  • Log #7140 - by John Gartside on Dec 01, 20033.00 stars
    Rode up to summit on mountain bike with 11 others, weather conditions absolutely atrocious from start at Llanberis, 50mph gusts, driving rain. Wouldn't have missed doing it for the world. Trip up was...
  • Log #7141 - by Wendy Thomas on Nov 28, 20033.00 stars
    To the top by Mountain Bike!! My first ever ascent and I managed to cycle quite a lot of the way. Very scary descent, which involved a lot of carrying! Excellent views from the top, but be careful of...
  • Log #7142 - by Ben Clowes on Nov 28, 20033.00 stars
    Cycled up and down on a mountain bike - I have walked up Snowdon several times from different directions and this was the best ascent of all. Very cold on top, but the descent was INCREDIBLE! Managed...
  • Log #7143 - by Phil Hatfield on Nov 23, 20033.00 stars
    V. misty. visibility about 10 feet. went up past the mine workings
  • Log #7144 - by Rich King on Nov 10, 20033.00 stars
    I climbed Snowdon three times around a decade ago when I was a much younger, much fiter man and about half the size I am now. I found it hard going, but ultimately very rewarding when we reached the...
  • Log #7145 - by Sarah Warren on Nov 01, 20033.00 stars
    My first climb up any mountain ever. I am now totally hooked what an amazing experience. Still grinning. I was not totally prepared for how good it feels to reach the top.
  • Log #7146 - by Albert on Oct 03, 20033.00 stars
    Went to Wales to visit a friend for a week and one morning we hiked up to the top. Very much enjoyable.
  • Log #7147 - by brian jones on Oct 03, 20033.00 stars
    snowdon is now my friendly mountain i enjoyed all the routes the best was over crib goch on a lovely spring morning.
  • Log #7148 - by Seksan Pinuiram on Sep 29, 20033.00 stars
    The first time that I have visited the Snodon was 1st August 2003, and it was my 29th birthday. I was there alone, but I got new friends from another places. There was so beautiful and too cold. On...
  • Log #7149 - by Daniel Reichelt on Sep 13, 20033.00 stars
    On a beautiful day I did the whole Snowdon Horseshoe and the Snowdon summit as well, a great walk and a great experience. I hope I will come back sometimes.
  • Log #7150 - by David Clifford on Sep 08, 20033.00 stars
    It has been around 20 years since I last reached the top of Snowdon. This was when I was a teenager, with youthful exuberance and naivety on my side. I reached the top, via Crib Goch and was...
  • Log #7151 - by dai, joe on Aug 15, 20033.00 stars
    one of my favorite ridges
  • Log #7152 - by Rob on Aug 10, 20033.00 stars
    Walk up from Pen-y-Pass, took just under 2 hrs, views spectacular, broad path throughout couple of areas where you may have to use hands. Fantastic scenary. Opted out of Crib Goch route to give me...
  • Log #7153 - by Adam on Aug 03, 20033.00 stars
    Went via Rhyd Ddu path, which was very quiet for Snowdonia. Excellent route for couch potatoes like me - though there's a very exposed bit of ridge walking near the top. Fantastic views, fantastic...
  • Log #7154 - by Cathrine Nother on Aug 03, 20033.00 stars
    Was lucky enough to have good weather this time after a failed attempt on 28/7/03 due to the truly awful weather! Loved every minute of it and the views are amazing.
  • Log #7155 - by Julian Wilkinson on Aug 01, 20033.00 stars
    Very mysterious ascent from Rhyd-Dhu (which we heard pronounced by a local as "ruhdthoo") - was so misty that we could only see a short way ahead. Craggy looking summit gave way to...
  • Log #7156 - by Robert Coppage on July 21, 20033.00 stars
    Following a couple of years of saying we would climb some mountains in north Wales. Some old college friends came up to visit and we decided to climb mount Snowdon. Decided on choosing the Watkin and...
  • Log #7157 - by Sam King on July 04, 20033.00 stars
    Three Peaks Challenge Summer 2003 The weather was terrible but the relief when we reached the top and completed the last of the mountains in 22hrs was immense.
  • Log #21690 - by SHERPA VALLER on June 16, 20093.00 stars
    CLIMBED VIA THE SNOWDON RANGER PATH WITH MY DAD AND HAD A GREAT DAY. WEATHER WAS MUCH BETTER THAN YESTERDAYS SUMMIT VIA THE MINERS TRACK, GLORIOUS SUNSHINE ALL DAY. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS ROUTE AS IT...
  • Log #21689 - by SHERPA VALLER on June 14, 20093.00 stars
    CLIMBED VIA THE MINERS TRACK ON A GLORIOUS SUNNY DAY UNTIL THE WEATHER TURNED ON THE ZIG-ZAGS. THE CLIMB FROM HERE TO THE SUMMIT WAS IN THICK FOG AND DANGEROUS SLIPPERY CONDITIONS AND INVOLVED LOTS...
  • Log #19067 - by Jake Robertson on Feb 14, 20063.00 stars
    Climbed it mid-August 2004 by Crib Goch, which we made more fun by doing the narrow north ridge (take a goat's path on the right near the start of the normal route and traverse round onto it)....
  • Log #20422 - by Brian on Oct 07, 20063.00 stars
    started our hike on summit of Llanberis pass about 1200 feet. Took the miners track to summit then Llanberis path to village. From there, up to top of Llanberis pass. Walked about 15 miles Weather...
  • Log #20446 - by Szymek on Oct 22, 20063.00 stars
    Climbing in Eastern... a lot of people on all of paths... beautiful landscapes from summit... highly recommend
  • Log #20453 - by Matt on Oct 24, 20063.00 stars
    Went up the Pyg track to summit in 2hours. Very windy 55mph. Entered cloud at 800m level. Weather in cloud was hail and rain and visibility about 15m.
  • Log #20482 - by rosso on Nov 09, 20063.00 stars
    Crib Goch ridge + Snowdon Horseshoe
  • Log #21176 - by Joe on Feb 06, 20083.00 stars
    Busy peak, Big but better peaks in the area with less traffic, although crib goch is worth whilst
  • Log #21221 - by DEREK LEE on Mar 12, 20083.00 stars
    Strange weather, but very enjoyable, pity the cafe and vc were shut. Cannot wait to go again
  • Log #21244 - by Ian Watkin on Apr 07, 20083.00 stars
    A straightforward climb up the LLanberis Path, was going to descend the PYG Track but there was a lot of hard packed ice and without cramp ons would have been difficult, weather was great only a bit...
  • Log #21326 - by Andy Dincher on July 01, 20083.00 stars
    Steep and crowded. At the summit I shared my feelings of accomplishment with hundreds of others.
  • Log #21642 - by an anonymous user on Apr 13, 20093.00 stars
    Walked the Snowdon Ranger Path, was referred to as an 'easier' path which in turn was misleading!!! You start off at a car park near the hostel. Easyish five mins so start then we begin a tough...
  • Log #22046 - by Antoni on Aug 16, 20103.00 stars
    This was my last climb when I completed the Three Peak Challenge all three under 24 hours. including 900 miles of travel. Anyway Easy out of the three this was the easy and only took 3 hours 15mins...
  • Log #22064 - by Knighty on Sep 04, 20103.00 stars
    Mountain virgin, 1st climb via the Miners track Started 09:15hrs. As we walked past the lakes we had a few short showers with little wind . 850meters up and wind starts gusting at 30-45 mph (as per...