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Rescue on Snowdon


Rescue on Snowdon

Snowdonia National Park contains the tallest mountain in Wales – Snowdon. The mountain measures 1085m and there are six public rights of way to the summit. There are other paths as well, the most famous leading over Crib Goch. The paths are between 3.25 miles and 5.5 miles to the summit (remember that you have to walk back down again) and rise between 713 metres and 1015m. About 375,000 people walk the paths to the summit every year. Of these a small percentage - less than 1 % ask for assistance to come down the mountain. Some of these are injured, some are lost and some have mistimed their journey. Many of these make the headlines.

How to use the Map

All the incidents on Snowdon in 2012 are located as an icon on this interactive map. You can zoom in for greater detail using the bar on the top left, or double click an area on the map. Every icon shows the location of a mountain rescue incident. By clicking on the icon further details will open up. These will include a date, location, age, cause of incident, path condition and level of equipment.

By choosing the ‘key’ icon on the right hand side you can choose layers to study – walking / climbing / scrambling. If you want to search for a particular location, type in SH and the grid reference into the search box located bottom right.

The map should be used in conjunction with the pack ‘Rescue on Snowdon'.

For copies of tables and graph, as well as images of Snowdon, please download the PowerPoint presentation.

This data was gathered by the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team where you can find more information about the team’s activities.

For further information regarding mountain safety and how to avoid injuries and incidents, look at the video on our homepage.

More information about the footpaths on Snowdon can be found on the 'Mountain Walks' page of this website.