Visiting Snowdonia

Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch


Snowdon Warden

Snowdon - 4 February 2019, 13.00pm


Area - Snowdon

Date - 4 February 2019
Time - 13.00pm
Snow Above - 500 metres
Report By - Snowdon Warden

Route Taken



  • Depth of snow increases with altitude.
  • Snow drifts in areas.
  • Paths difficult to follow.
  • Slopes and paths paths covered in hard snow and ice.
  • Major paths obscured making navigation difficult.
  • Still lots of snow on the PYG track with ice covering the path at higher levels also.

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.
  • Ice axe and crampons currently essential for the upper parts of the PYG track.

Additional Information