Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa Climber's Log

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Big Benn

Big Benn - Feb 20, 2009 6:42 am Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009

8 times now!  Sucess!

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!


dpryan999 - Dec 9, 2008 9:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005

PYG up, Miner's down  Sucess!

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.


barryg - Sep 10, 2008 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

A typical August day in Wales  Sucess!

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.

Big Benn

Big Benn - Sep 5, 2008 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008

First Summit for a While  Sucess!

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.


Andy_Hornung - Jul 16, 2008 4:50 pm

many 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.


JackCarr - Jun 18, 2008 9:08 am

Loads 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!


riven - Apr 20, 2008 10:54 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007

First of the 3000  Sucess!

On top at about 5 am. Clear skies!


DrJonnie - Apr 18, 2008 7:07 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2005

Start of the Welsh 3000s  Sucess!

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.


km_donovan - Feb 25, 2008 11:57 am Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2003

Foggy Day  Sucess!

Part of the Adventure Peaks Christmas celebration and Everest Expedition Team gathering. Foggy, slippery and no visibility most of the way.


norm79 - Feb 21, 2008 4:47 pm

Via the Rhyd Ddu path  Sucess!

Long wet slog up. Cloud clears on the way down - awesome views!


mountainmanmark - Jan 21, 2008 6:17 am

Snowdon once more  Sucess!

Snowdon is one of those mountains you keep coming back to. Having lived in North Wales I have forgotten how many times it must have been, well into double figures, yet it never fails to inspire. Longest route: From Bangor Pier along the old railway. Greatest memory: Coming down late one night after some heavy snow, to have the huge clouds part, the deep black backdrop of space and the moon appear in the midst! Favorite route: Clogwyn Y Person Arete.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 2, 2008 7:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1976

By Snowdon Ranger Route  Sucess!

With our son (10) and daughter (8). A fairly easy hike with one steep part, but we met a group of British soldiers one of whom had slipped and got a gash in his knee, they didn't need help, though.
The weather was quite good, and the scenery lovely. The relatively large height to be climbed (942 m, 3140 ft.) gave it a near Alpine feel as far as the duration goes, but both kids did well.


daveyboy - Oct 3, 2007 5:06 am

To many times...

Since a young lad i have done this summit from different routes 34 times now.
Dont know when will be the next time but i never get fed up with it.


Charles - Sep 10, 2007 11:23 am

All sorts of ways  Sucess!

Tourist route, Horseshoe, etc etc, summer, winter. Lovelly mountain


BigLee - Aug 14, 2007 3:54 pm

Climbed years ago  Sucess!

Run up Snowdon in 1999 whilst training for the New York marathon.


atavist - Jun 30, 2007 6:47 am

Welsh beginning  Sucess!

I consider this the mountain that started my climbing. After this mountain, I began backpacking in the eastern US, then eventually made it to some bigger peaks in the west and abroad.

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 26, 2007 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2003

Snowdon Horseshoe  Sucess!

I climbed this with my wife on a hot sunny day. We had a blast on the horseshoe. We both particularly enjoyed the scramble on Crib Goch. Although it was quite jarring to reach the summit and run into hordes of tourists who had taken the train to the summit.


joe_akeem - May 23, 2007 10:16 am

Route Climbed: Watkin Path?  Sucess!

Hiked this during my time in Wales (1990). Not sure any more what route. Spent a few weekends beforehand waiting for a good weather report. Didn't happen - of course. Eventually decided to just go and got poured on all day long...


Nanuls - Apr 26, 2007 4:58 am

Route Climbed: All over  Sucess!

Great mountain, shame about the cafe, the railway, the litter and the crowds. Otherwise top stuff really.


igneouscarl - Apr 9, 2007 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2007

Morning start  Sucess!

Went up while waiting for friends to wake up! Glorious views!

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