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Snowdonia Area , Snowdon Subarea
Feature count in area: 121, by county: : 119, Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] (CoH) G: 1, Conwy (CoU): 1,
Highest Place: Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa 1085m

Starting Places in area Snowdonia:

None for this area

Summits & other features in area Snowdonia:
Moel Rhiwen 401m, Moel y Ci 410m, Parc Drysgol 404m
Moel Hebog: Bryn Banog 520m, Castell 445m, Craig Cwm Silyn 734m, Craig-y-garn 363m, Ffridd Bach [Moel-ddu West Top] 534m, Garnedd-goch 700m, Moel Hebog 783m, Moel Lefn 638m, Moel Tryfan 429m, Moel yr Ogof 655m, Moel-ddu 553m, Mynydd Drws-y-coed 695m, Mynydd Graig Goch 609.8m, Mynydd Mawr 698m, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd 653m, Pen Cwm Silyn 422m, Trum y Ddysgl 709m, Y Garn 633m, Y Gyrn 459m
Snowdon: Cefn-du 441m, Clogwyn Pen Llechen 421m, Craig Fach 608.8m, Craig Wen 604.9m, Crib Goch 923m, Crib y Ddysgl 1065m, Foel Goch 605m, Foel Gron 629m, Gallt y Wenallt 619m, Llechog 720m, Lliwedd Bach 818m, Moel Cynghorion 674m, Moel Eilio 726m, Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa 1085m, Y Lliwedd 898m, Y Lliwedd East Top 893m, Yr Aran 747.2m
The Carneddau: Bera Bach 807m, Bera Mawr 794m, Carnedd Dafydd 1044m, Carnedd Llewelyn 1064m, Carnedd y Ddelw 688m, Cefn Cyfarwydd 503m, Clip y Orsedd 429m, Clogwyn Llech Lefn [Bwlch y Tri Marchog Top] 637m, Clogwyn Mannod 418m, Clogwyn Mannod NW Top 405m, Clogwyn Pryfed 405m, Craig Eigiau 735m, Craig Ffynnon 590m, Craig Wen 548m, Craiglwyn 623m, Creigiau Gleision 678m, Creigiau Gleision North Top 634m, Crimpiau 475m, Drosgl 756.9m, Drum 770m, Foel Grach 976m, Foel Lwyd 600.1m, Foel Meirch 800m, Foel-fras 942m, Foel-ganol 536m, Garnedd Uchaf [Carnedd Gwenllian] 926m, Gyrn 541.3m, Gyrn Wigau 643m, Llwytmor 849m, Moel Eilio 546m, Moel Faban 408.7m, Moel Wnion 579.9m, Mynydd Deulyn 400m, Pen Llithrig y Wrach 799m, Pen y Castell 623m, Pen yr Helgi Du 833m, Pen yr Ole Wen 978m, Penygadair 507m, Tal y Fan 610m, Waen Bryn-gwenith 414m, Yr Elen 962m, Yr Orsedd 559m
The Glyders: Carnedd y Filiast 821m, Carnedd y Filiast North Top [Y Fronllwyd] 720m, Castell y Gwynt 972m, Elidir Fawr 924m, Foel-goch 831m, Gallt yr Ogof 763m, Glyder Fach 994.3m, Glyder Fawr 1000.8m, Moel Berfedd 482m, Mynydd Perfedd 813m, Tryfan 917.5m, Tryfan Far South Peak 830.8m, Y Foel Goch 805m, Y Garn 947m
The Moelwyns: Allt Fawr 698m, Carnedd y Cribau 591m, Cerrig Cochion 550m, Cerrig-y-myllt 463m, Cerrig-y-myllt East Top 458m, Clogwyn Bwlch-y-maen 548m, Cnicht 689m, Cnicht North Top 688m, Craig Nyth-y-Gigfran [Y Blaen Llym] 554m, Craig Stwlan 568m, Craigysgafn 689m, Foel Ddu 590m, Iwerddon 583m, Moel Druman 676m, Moel Dyrnogydd 524m, Moel Meirch 608.9m, Moel Siabod 872m, Moel y Dyniewyd 382m, Moel-yr-hydd 648m, Moelwyn Bach 710m, Moelwyn Mawr 770m, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top 640m, Yr Arddu 589m, Ysgafell Wen 672m, Ysgafell Wen Far North Top 656m, Ysgafell Wen North Top 669m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa, 1085m Mountain
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, Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] (CoH) G County, in British over 600m, British Marilyn Lists
Grid Reference SH60986 54376, OS 1:50k mapsheet 115
Place visited by: 118 members, recently by: arthurdoylephoto, rhw, annem, eamonoc, muddypaws, a3642278, Causticblonde, abeach, childminder05, Beti13, ciarraioch, TipsyDempy, mdoc1969, deandarvill, jimhoare
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -4.076231, Latitude: 53.068496, Easting: 260986, Northing: 354376, Prominence: 1039m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 862909 709186


  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: SnwdYr, 10 char: SnwdnYrWyd

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/B1963/
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Picture: Stone finger at the top of the Pyg Track
On the roof of Cymru
by kernowclimber 1 Oct 2013
After the exhilarating exposed ridge climb of Crib Goch we paused to admire wall to wall scenery from the white trig pillar of Garnedd Ugain. From here a quick descent finds you on the Llanberis path (probably with hordes of other people!). From here the path turns left past the impressive Finger Stone on Bwlch Glas which marks the top of the Pyg and Miners’ Tracks. From here there are captivating views down into the gaping chasm of Cwm Uchaf with its mysterious lake, Llyn Glas, and the sight of umpteen people red cheeked and panting their way up to the top of the path. The incongruous sight of a steam train puffing its way up the mountain towards the Hafod Eryri Summit Shelter to disgorge scores of day-trippers makes the experience of Snowdon all the more memorable! A made pathway leads to the crowded summit pillar with its ornate brass plaque behind the shelter. Standing on the roof of Wales watching the ravens and the seagulls whirl on the thermals and staring into what seemed like infinity was truly remarkable. We enjoyed a very leisurely lunch celebrating bagging Wales' highest peak at the cleverly designed and award winning Hafod Eryri Summit Shelter with a cool Snowdon beer (what else?) and a rather dubiously named Welsh pitman’s ‘oggy’. Sadly, the pastry really stuck in my gullet (not because our Welsh cousins have ripped off our Cornish pasty) but because we had been charged a whopping £22 for beer, oggies and 2 small bottles of water!! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/B1963/comment/15204/
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Snowdon horse shoe via Crib Goch North Ridge
by brian_M 6 Oct 2012
The snowdon horse shoe , classic walk/scramble can be sometimes very crowded. To change things up a little and give it some isolation we went via the north ridge of Crib Goch, great walk as listed in "Scrambles and easy climbs in Snowdonia" Jon Sparks, Tom Hutton, Jerry Rawson. Grade one scramble so nothing too hairy involved, however depentant of course on the weather. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/B1963/comment/14829/
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Top of Wales..
by scannerman 16 Jan 2013
Hiked up Snowdon along the Llanberis pass tourist route in summer '09 with what seemed like half the population of GB. Had a feeling it would be busy but this was high street!. Between walkers and the cog train which also goes to the summit, the combined total of people on the mountain that day must have been in the thousands.

It is a fine mountain aesthetically and has far more interesting routes than the one we chose. A weekday off season would be the time to climb this hill and on an alternative passage such as mentioned by brian_M below. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/B1963/comment/14904/
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Picture: Snowdon on the horizon.
Snowdon View from Ireland.
by simon3 15 Jan 2021
This was a picture taken from the Cherrywood area of Dublin showing Snowdon, 1085m and to its left Garnedd Ugain. The ridge to the right of it lead to the slight peak of Clawdd Coch (931m).

The view appeared in cold weather around 1 Celsius in Ireland, with light winds and was taken at an altitude of only around 75m on 12th Jan 2021 around 14:30. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/B1963/comment/22081/
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Picture: The Packer on Snowdon
Romance and Reality
by CaptainVertigo 25 Feb 2017
Peter O'Brien was an Irish lawyer and judge who served as Lord Chief Justice of Ireland between 1889 and 1913. In his lifetime he was universally known as Peter the Packer, due to the skill he had shown as Attorney-General in securing "packed" juries. No one on this site gives a flying fiddler's reproductive act about legal achievements. But O'Brien's memoirs reveal that he was no stranger to the mountains.
“I was in Wales for a short holiday, and one day was going by train to Llanberis with the view of ascending Snowdon. A young man — a barrister as I thought — was travelling in my compartment. We discussed legal topics, and I gave him some advice which I deemed might be beneficial to a young barrister. As we found each other's society congenial, we arranged to ascend Snowdon together, and when we reached the summit, my young friend grew pensive and heaved a sigh, whereupon I chaffed him on the possession of a romantic temperament. The beauty of the scene may have moved him to give me his confidence, for before many minutes had elapsed he was asking my advice concerning his love affairs, which were causing him great perplexity. It was a case of " How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away !" for there were two ladies, and he could not make up his mind to which to propose. One was extremely pretty and well endowed ; the other dowerless, and, to quote my young friend, " an angel," having nursed an invalid and querulous father through a long illness, denying herself all amusement to take her place by his pillow. I advised him to marry the dowerless young lady, saying that, inasmuch as she had proved such an excellent daughter, she would be likely to prove an equally excellent wife, and stand by her husband as she had done by her parents. I told him that under such circumstances, even without money, he would probably succeed at the Bar, as most men who had risen to fame had had to work hard in the beginning. My young friend seemed im- pressed by my advice, and when I had finished speaking, suddenly exclaimed, as he pointed to a lady who appeared on the scene: " Why, there's the pretty girl I was telling you of." Very pretty she certainly was. She had ascended Snowdon with some friend, and was delighted to meet the young barrister. She was very gracious and charming to me, and I felt rather a traitor in her presence, owing to the advice I had just given. The episode was soon almost forgotten by me, and my thoughts might never have reverted to it, had I not many years after received a letter from the barrister, in which he recalled himself to my memory and thanked me for my advice, which he had followed, with the result that he was " happy in his marriage beyond his expectation," and was making a large income at the Bar. My success as a matchmaker much gratified my vanity, but I was content to retire on my laurels, knowing that I could never again hope for a like success, inasmuch as " angels " are rarely to be met with.” Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/B1963/comment/18851/
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