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Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch

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Snowdonia Ground Conditions

This report is completed on a regular basis through the winter months by Snowdonia National Park Wardens and gives indicative information on snow/ice conditions underfoot in the Snowdonia area as a whole.

Remember, mountaineering is an activity with inherent risks, when out on the hills you should be aware of and accept these risks and take responsibility for your own decisions, prepare well and enjoy the adventure!

Walking in the uplands during the winter can require additional equipment and skills and it is important that you are prepared for this in order to enjoy hill walking safely. More details can be found at www.mountainsafe.co.uk.

Latest Report - 9 April 2021 11.30am


Area - Snowdon

Date - 9 April 2021
Time - 11.30am
Snow Above - 750 metres
Report By - Snowdon Warden


Route Taken

PYG Track

Conditions

  • Light dusting of snow.
  • Depth of snow increases with altitude.
  • Sections of ice on paths.
  • A fresh dusting of snow has covered the existing consolidated sections with the freezing level currently at around 850 metres.

Essential Kit

The following is a list of additional kit required based on the current conditions.

  • Standard winter kit required.
  • Ice axe and crampons essential.

Additional Information

The weather forecast is for it to stay cold at high levels for the next couple of days. Please check a relevant mountain weather forecast as part of your planning before venturing out onto the mountains.

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