Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Snowdon Warden

Snowdon - 21 January 2019, 11.00am

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Area - Snowdon

Date - 21 January 2019
Time - 11.00am
Snow Above - 500 metres
Report By - Snowdon Warden


Route Taken

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Conditions

  • Wet surfaces are coated in ice.
  • Thawing snow has frozen.
  • Snow drifts in areas.
  • Paths difficult to follow.
  • Slopes and paths paths covered in hard snow and ice.
  • Major paths obscured making navigation difficult.
  • Wet areas on paths have frozen from lower levels up.

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.
  • Ski goggles for strong winds and blowing snow.
  • Take waterproofs, hat, gloves and spare warm layers.

Additional Information

Upper areas of the Miner's track are covered in ice and re frozen snow.