Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Snowdon Warden

Snowdon - 11 February 2019, 11.00am

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Area - Snowdon

Date - 11 February 2019
Time - 11.00am
Snow Above - 600 metres
Report By - Snowdon Warden


Route Taken

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Conditions

  • Isolated stretches of snow.
  • Heavy frost cover on rocks and vegitation.
  • Depth of snow increases with altitude.
  • Snow drifts in areas.
  • Paths difficult to follow.
  • Major paths obscured making navigation difficult.
  • Fresh snow has fallen on higher ground.

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.
  • Take waterproofs, hat, gloves and spare warm layers.
  • Winter boots, ice axe and crampons currently essential for walking the higher parts of the mountain / paths safely.

Additional Information

Snow and ice present on the summit area.