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Snowdonia Area   Snowdon Subarea
Place count in area: 121,  
Highest place: Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa, 1085m
Maximum height for area: 1085 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 1039 metres,

Places in area Snowdonia:
Moel Rhiwen 401mMoel y Ci 410mParc Drysgol 404m
Moel Hebog:   Bryn Banog 520mCastell 445mCraig Cwm Silyn 734mCraig-y-garn 363mFfridd Bach [Moel-ddu West Top] 534mGarnedd-goch 700mMoel Hebog 783mMoel Lefn 638mMoel Tryfan 429mMoel yr Ogof 655mMoel-ddu 553mMynydd Drws-y-coed 695mMynydd Graig Goch 609.8mMynydd Mawr 698mMynydd Tal-y-mignedd 653mPen Cwm Silyn 422mTrum y Ddysgl 709mY Garn 633mY Gyrn 459m
Snowdon:   Cefn-du 441mClogwyn Pen Llechen 421mCraig Fach 608.8mCraig Wen 604.9mCrib Goch 923mCrib y Ddysgl 1065mFoel Goch 605mFoel Gron 629mGallt y Wenallt 619mLlechog 720mLliwedd Bach 818mMoel Cynghorion 674mMoel Eilio 726mSnowdon - Yr Wyddfa 1085mY Lliwedd 898mY Lliwedd East Top 893mYr Aran 747.2m
The Carneddau:   Bera Bach 807mBera Mawr 794mCarnedd Dafydd 1044mCarnedd Llewelyn 1064mCarnedd y Ddelw 688mCefn Cyfarwydd 503mClip y Orsedd 429mClogwyn Llech Lefn [Bwlch y Tri Marchog Top] 637mClogwyn Mannod 418mClogwyn Mannod NW Top 405mClogwyn Pryfed 405mCraig Eigiau 735mCraig Ffynnon 590mCraig Wen 548mCraiglwyn 623mCreigiau Gleision 678mCreigiau Gleision North Top 634mCrimpiau 475mDrosgl 756.9mDrum 770mFoel Grach 976mFoel Lwyd 600.1mFoel Meirch 800mFoel-fras 942mFoel-ganol 536mGarnedd Uchaf [Carnedd Gwenllian] 926mGyrn 541.3mGyrn Wigau 643mLlwytmor 849mMoel Eilio 546mMoel Faban 408.7mMoel Wnion 579.9mMynydd Deulyn 400mPen Llithrig y Wrach 799mPen y Castell 623mPen yr Helgi Du 833mPen yr Ole Wen 978mPenygadair 507mTal y Fan 610mWaen Bryn-gwenith 414mYr Elen 962mYr Orsedd 559m
The Glyders:   Carnedd y Filiast 821mCarnedd y Filiast North Top [Y Fronllwyd] 720mCastell y Gwynt 972mElidir Fawr 924mFoel-goch 831mGallt yr Ogof 763mGlyder Fach 994.3mGlyder Fawr 1000.8mMoel Berfedd 482mMynydd Perfedd 813mTryfan 917.5mTryfan Far South Peak 830.8mY Foel Goch 805mY Garn 947m
The Moelwyns:   Allt Fawr 698mCarnedd y Cribau 591mCerrig Cochion 550mCerrig-y-myllt 463mCerrig-y-myllt East Top 458mClogwyn Bwlch-y-maen 548mCnicht 689mCnicht North Top 688mCraig Nyth-y-Gigfran [Y Blaen Llym] 554mCraig Stwlan 568mCraigysgafn 689mFoel Ddu 590mIwerddon 583mMoel Druman 676mMoel Dyrnogydd 524mMoel Meirch 608.9mMoel Siabod 872mMoel y Dyniewyd 382mMoel-yr-hydd 648mMoelwyn Bach 710mMoelwyn Mawr 770mMoelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top 640mYr Arddu 589mYsgafell Wen 672mYsgafell Wen Far North Top 656mYsgafell Wen North Top 669m

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Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa Mountain Caernarfonshire [Sir Gaernarfon] (CoH) G County, in British over 600m, British Marilyn Lists

Height: 1085m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 115 Grid Reference: SH60986 54376
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Longitude: -4.076231, Latitude: 53.068496 , Easting: 260986, Northing: 354376 Prominence: 1039m,  Isolation: 0.8km ,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SnwdYr, 10 char: SnwdnYrWyd
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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Picture: Lake Cwellyn from the Snowdon Ranger path.
Highest Mountain in Wales
by TommyV  30 Sep 2019
Took in Snowdon while doing a 25km trail running event going up the Llanberis path and then dropping down the Snowdon Ranger path before climbing this again and taking in Foel Goch, Foel Gron and Moel Eillo. It's a very scenic mountain and also a very busy one. Linkback:
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