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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 - 22 January 2021 11.30am


Area - Snowdon

Date - 22 January 2021
Time - 11.30am
Snow Above - 500 metres
Report By - Snowdon Warden


Route Taken

Llanberis path

Conditions

  • Depth of snow increases with altitude.
  • Paths difficult to follow.
  • Steep bank of snow at top of path.
  • Sections of ice on paths.
  • Freezing level varies but starts from approx 600metres. The top of the PYG track has a steep bank of snow which requires crampons and ice axe to travel safely.

Essential Kit

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

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

Additional Information

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