Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Snowdon Warden

Snowdon - 28 February 2018, 13.30pm

PyG Track


Area - Snowdon

Date - 28 February 2018
Time - 13.30pm
Snow Above - All levels
Report By - Snowdon Warden


Route Taken

PyG

Conditions

  • Streams and wet areas are frozen.
  • Heavy frost cover on rocks and vegitation.
  • Depth of snow increases with altitude.
  • Snow drifts in areas.
  • Paths difficult to follow.
  • Slopes and paths paths covered in hard snow and ice.
  • Major paths obscured making navigation difficult.
  • Soft, unconsolidated snow lying on top of hard, old snow/ice making conditions hazardous

Kit Advice

The following is a list of additional kit required based on the current conditions.

  • Ice axe and crampons essential.
  • Wear crampon compatible boots.
  • Walking poles for unconsolidated snow.
  • Ski goggles for strong winds and blowing snow.
  • Take waterproofs, hat, gloves and spare warm layers.

Additional Information