SnowdonCadair Idris - 1 February 2019, 10.00am
Area - SnowdonCadair IdrisDate - 1 February 2019
Time - 10.00am
Snow Above - 300 metres
Report By - Snowdon Warden
PYG and Miners track
- Streams and wet areas are frozen.
- Wet surfaces are coated in ice.
- Heavy frost cover on rocks and vegitation.
- 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.
- Depth of snow increases with height. Large drifts containing wind slab which increase with height. Paths banked out with snow. Unstable wind slab at higher levels on S to S/E aspects in particular at around 800 metres.
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.
Cadair Idris - snow and ice from 400 metres. Paths covered in ice and depth of snow increases with height making navigation and walking difficult.