We, (Myself whith Roy Lamb,Ray Edwards,& Glen Mackay)got to Snowdon and were supprised at the fantastic condition of the mountain. See my photo. A great day on an old favorite, in perfect icy conditions. Down for a pint and a steak!
Climbed Snowdon with my father about 6 years ago. I am not shure what route it was but we went via. a ridge that was very steep on both sides. Had an awsom time but was a little PO'ed when I saw that there was a train to the top. What a way to deface a mountain!
Not my first trip up Snowdon, but one of the best. We had glorious weather, a great party of five and the snowdon horeshoe route over Crib Goch. Brilliant dry warm rock.
After a couple of pints in the summit cafe we descended over Y Llewllyn to the tarns, with just enough time to take a dip. Brilliant.
Since 1993 I have climbed this cracking hill many times. That being said the first occasion will stick in my memory. Not only was I new to hill walking, but my wife and few others who didn't venture onto the hills also came with us. After following the steam railway half way up we stopped at the hut for a welcome cuppa, then set off into the cloud towards the summit. Then out of the clag I could hear it. A one hundred year old steam engine came chugging up the 1 in 6 gradient. I'd never seen anything like it. The cloud covered summit reached and after a couple of pints in the summit cafe I said goodbye to my wife and her friends as they caught the train back down. How glad I was that I could take my time and amble back down in peace and quiet.
A brilliant day.
Took the Llanberis path up on my first attempt of Snowdon whilst it was covered in snow. I was amazed to have the summit marker all to myself! Weather forecast reported a temp of -3 with the windchill bringing it down to -15. It was the best day I have ever had on Snowdon. It's much better on the summit without the summer crowds!
Many times as part of the Horseshoe or as a day out on Crib Goch
My first time round the Snowdon Horseshoe, definately now one of my favourite walks. Great fun scrambling and getting the fear factor from the exposure on the knife edge. Combined with a bit of soloing, superb.
Third time up the Pyg Track! Think I need to find a different way up!
Did the easy route just to get the summit in the bag before heading home. It was raining quite heavily when we started with low visibility but about 10 minutes from the summit, the cloud/fog cleared and we were confronted with the wonderful views. Very enjoyable day, but very strange to walk into a cafe once at the top!
nice climb, enjoyed it a lot...havent scrambled like for years !...
We did a multi pitch rock route next to snowdon, then bagged the summit afterwards. On route was some of the loosest rock ever and no gear placements. Oh well, lived to tell the tale!
It was awseome! started out at the pen y gwryd hotel in the late morning then walked up to the base of crib goch and got started we ate a fantastic lunch at the top because it was a nice sunny day then we got going again and got back to the hotel round 6 and had a few pints.
I climbed up the crib goch route. Was going to do the horseshoe, but due to poor light and bad conditions, decided would be safer to come down the pyg track. Crappy enough day. V. little visibility, rain and mist/fog were a constant companion. Crib Goch arete is very enjoyable though.
A lot of fog, but nice climb
One of the mountains I learned my love of mountains from. I generally go back every two or three years now and try out a different route to the summit each time (planning to do the horseshoe this year). Highly recommend the Pyg Track if you want to convert anyone to mountain hiking.
My first peak that I have on my official peak log. I climbed it on my random exploration of the British Isles. My travel mate didn't make it to the top so I quickly grabbed her a granola bar from the top and came back down to her. The top was windy enough where I was grasping to the top pedestal for dear life as I took a picture of myself as the highest man in england and wales. Wonderful experience for a first peak.
Great mountain as long as you dont go near the summit!!If you want to do Crib Goch,start half way down the Llanberis pass,walk toward Dinas Cromlech and head up to Clogwyn Y person,grade 3 scramble up to the crib ridge,you come out in the saddle,turn left over the pinnacles and the Crib and back down the North Ridge,thats a great day out!
one of the busiest mountains in the world? I blame the train...
Blue Sky in North Wales (Rare), Snow and Ice (Rarer these days), No wind (very rare), altogether (once in a life time!!)
The new dusting of snow on the route made an interesting and exciting day . The PYG track was busy with plenty of snow from 500m up. Great views of the entire Trinity face and Glaslyn cwm. The zigs zags are much safer these days with some path works near the summit. No cornice breaking out on to the summit ridge. Faily sedate descent through snow but with great sceanry.
Great winter day out in Wales!!
Hiked in misty weather in early September 2001. I didn't know that a train went to the summit until the fog cleared!