Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Snowdon Warden

Snowdon - 25 January 2019, 13.00pm

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Area - Snowdon

Date - 25 January 2019
Time - 13.00pm
Snow Above - 600 metres
Report By - Snowdon Warden


Route Taken

PYG track

Conditions

  • Depth of snow increases with altitude.
  • Snow drifts in areas.
  • Paths difficult to follow.
  • Cornices unstable overhanging snow forming on cliff edges.
  • Slopes and paths paths covered in hard snow and ice.
  • Major paths obscured making navigation difficult.
  • Saturated and unstable snowpack at higher levels on S/E aspects.

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.
  • Ability to use a map and compass is essential to safe travel due to limited visibility and snow covering footpaths.

Additional Information

Depth of snow obscuring hidden hazards such as streams and change of terrain.