Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Snowdon Warden

Snowdon - 3 March 2018, 11.30am

Area - Snowdon

Date - 3 March 2018
Time - 11.30am
Snow Above - All levels, but especially above 750m
Report By - Snowdon Warden


Route Taken

Llanberis Path

Conditions

  • Streams and wet areas are frozen.
  • Depth of snow increases with altitude.
  • Snow drifts in areas.
  • Paths difficult to follow.
  • Slopes and paths paths covered in hard snow and ice.
  • Llanberis Path not easy at present, not safe without crampons and axe

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.
  • Wear sturdy walking boots.
  • Walking poles for unconsolidated snow.
  • Ski goggles for strong winds and blowing snow.
  • Take waterproofs, hat, gloves and spare warm layers.

Additional Information