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John ClimberCrowdest mountian ever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

John Climber

Climbed guiding a group of 11 (not everyone got to the top). Mist around 900 meters, then rain and a lot of wind at the final ridge. Started at 13:30. Back to the parking of the Peny Pass at 18:15.
Posted May 19, 2011 8:02 am

conflaxFeels like home  Sucess!
Have summited Snowdon about 17 times and it always feels like coming home. Yes it's crowded, yes it's commercial in the summer, but there is such variety. Crib Goch has to be the best route - as long as the weather's good! Do it in the winter, in the snow with the cafe and train closed, for a different perspective.
Posted May 4, 2011 3:47 pm

pegasuslI know it gets "busy" but I do love it....  Sucess!


Have done a few differemt ascents now, but my two absolute favourites have to be the Snowdon HorseShoe, and the Snowdon Ranger path.
Posted Jan 26, 2011 8:35 am

JakeSnowdon Horseshoe  Sucess!


Route taken: Snowdon Horseshoe via Crib Goch. Beautiful weather attracted crowds.
Posted Nov 18, 2010 12:11 pm

AndyWhaleyMiner's & Crib Goch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2008


Summited twice, once from the miner's track and once part of the Snowdon horseshoe from Crib Goch. Good mountain, bit busy on the top. Lets dismantle the railway :-)
Posted Jul 30, 2010 5:48 pm

GatesySnowdon via Crib Goch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


Reached the Snowdon Peak via the scramble up and along Crib Goch. After another scramble upon finishing the ridge, reached the point where Miners, Pyg, Llanberis and Crib Goch routes converge. From there, incredibly busy up to the summit.
Posted Jul 1, 2010 4:02 pm

nattfoddBeautiful mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010


Climbed via Ladies Gully, an enjoyable Scottish III in perfect nick. The day started beautiful but weather turned halfway up the climb, so no summit views and a descent via the pig track instead of the intended half-horseshoe.
Posted Feb 14, 2010 4:29 pm

EricChuSnowdon, middle of August 1992  Sucess!


I went two times up Snowdon - first up Miner's Track and then down via Y Llywedd, then up via Crib Gogh (an interesting way up, but should not be underestimated the way people do there!! I would rate it as a I, possibly even I+ route. For me, after what I had done just a week before in the Ă–tztal Alps, it was child's play, but I was not unaware of the fact that there are no security aids of any kind on that route - no ropes, no bars, nothing.) and down Pyg Track. Had a lovely three evenings and nights at the Pen-Y-Pass Inn!
Posted Dec 18, 2009 11:21 am

colinleefantastic climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009
miners up pyg down,whole family made it views were amazing
Posted Aug 14, 2009 7:50 pm

Joseph ClaghornBest Mountain in Britain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

Joseph Claghorn

Took Watkin up, and the parallel route down. Definitely recommend this ascent as it passes from forest, by cascades, and through old slate mines to create a varied hiking experience (although I haven't tried the others). I started rather late and the threat of rain kept anyone else from trying, but had great late afternoon views and the mountain all to myself since the tram had closed by the time I got to the top.

Did this as part of a blitz of Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis. Enjoyed the highest point of Wales the most.
Posted Aug 9, 2009 12:43 pm

Nigel Lewisalways sunny!!  Sucess!

Nigel Lewis

Been there about 6 times and always had great sun! Bet there's not many who can say that.

Posted Jul 11, 2009 7:11 pm

APennineManA great mountain, shame about the cafe  Sucess!


Ascended via Crib Goch as my first 3000ft'er- memorable for a non-scrambling friend getting scared silly, the sheer scale and majesty of the mountain, ease of the scrambling and true 'mountaineering' feel it gives. It's such a shame it's spoilt by the cafe and clueless people, yet somehow the mountain loses nothing of it's grandeur or appeal to climb it.
Posted May 20, 2009 1:54 pm

Big Benn8 times now!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009

Big Benn

Now gone up all seven main walking trails since my first ascent in August 2008. I'm counting the Miners and Pyg track as different routes. It's 8 actual times to the top now, (Rangers path twice), with 5 of the ascents in winter conditions. Thanks to the excellent Snowdon page on SP I've identified several more routes up that should be within my capabilities, so watch this space!

Edited to add that I went up this lovely mountain again on March 6th, (Rangers Path), and March 8th, (Pyg track). Both days in winter conditions higher up. Not sure what I will do with my time when the snows melt and the railway line re-opens!
Posted Feb 20, 2009 6:42 am

dpryan999PYG up, Miner's down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005


Ascent via PYG Trail, descent by Miner's Track. Weather at the start was lovely and clear, but the summit was cold and wet. Hot cocoa on the summit a nice treat, but not the hordes of tourists.
Posted Dec 9, 2008 9:40 am

barrygA typical August day in Wales  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


Reached the summit via the Llanberis path on a miserably wet and windy day. No good views at all, only the desire to make the summit made us keep going. Hoping to return soon for a second attempt along another route.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 4:11 pm

Big BennFirst Summit for a While  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008

Big Benn

Went up the Snowdon Rangers path in, (for me), perfect weather: very high winds and torrential rain. Came back down the boring Llanberis Path. My first mountain since losing my darling Bobbie. Going back soon to do a different route to the top. Went up to the summit with Lolli and dadndave, (also from SP), during a superb period of time spent with Lolli and dadndave and his lovely family.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 6:06 pm

Andy_Hornungmany many times  Sucess!


First climbed Yr Wyddfa at the age of 6 back in summer of 1971, and had climbed 6 times by the age of 13, including ascents by the Llanberis path, miners path, PYG track and Snowdon Ranger. Climbed it numerous more times between '82 and 86 as a student in Bangor, and yet more since. Best in winter when there's plently of snow about, especially on the north face. But standing on the summit watching the sun come up on the summer solstice in 1997 (I think) at the start of a successful circuit of the Welsh 3000's probably takes the biscuit.
Posted Jul 16, 2008 4:50 pm

JackCarrLoads of times  Sucess!


Best done in Spring/Autumn to avoid the crowds, enjoyable nonetheless though. Remember the short walk to Garnedd Ugain if you're bagging Welsh 3000's!
Posted Jun 18, 2008 9:08 am

rivenFirst of the 3000  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007


On top at about 5 am. Clear skies!
Posted Apr 20, 2008 10:54 am

DrJonnieStart of the Welsh 3000s  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2005


Having done most routes up over the years in all seasons including the gulleys of Central Trinity and Parsley Fern, I wanted to do the Welsh 3000s. Ken and I parked at Pen Y Pass and we went up via the PYG track and zig-zags. Descending over Crib Goch I slipped and twisted my ankle. I tried to walk it off down the North ridge into Llanberis but finally had to give in at Blaen Y Nant. Still want to do the 3000s in one tour one day.
Posted Apr 18, 2008 7:07 am

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