Climbing Mount Snowdon

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Llanberis, Wales

Climbing Mount Snowdon Llanberis Reviews

Shaz_Trav Shaz_Trav
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Snowdon in snowdonia Nov 29, 2015
This was my first attempt at climbing a mountain and i am pleased to announce that i successfully made it to the top.

Took the Llanberis route as i heard it was the easiest. It was gentle for the most part with a steep section at the very beginning and closer to the top. The views all the way up were absolutely stunning. This truly is an area of outstanding beauty. Be prepared though, while it was lovely and sunny at the bottom, the weather took a turn for the worst around half way up to blustery wind and heavy rain. To my shock, there were people in shorts and flip flops at the top who had taken the train up. If you do take the train, bring an extra layer of clothing!

There is a cafe at the top and the possibility of taking the train back down, however if you didn't buy the ticket at the base of the mountain you could be in for a long wait. They only accept cash at the top too for the train.

The weather did clear up on the way back down for us, which allowed us to appreciate the scenery all the more. My legs didn't half ache when it was all done. Recommend to take food and drink for the climb and wear some decent waterproofs

Visited July 2015
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mistere mistere
56 reviews
Climbing the little Welsh mountain Jun 23, 2011
Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales, but in comparison to some of the Scottish mountains like Ben Nevis it is average sized! That said, it is still definitely a good mountain to climb especially when the weather is good!

There is a few different ways of getting to the peak of Snowdon. The first is by the Snowdon Mountain Railway and obviously this is the easiest route up and down!!

There are two other routes I know of. One is quite easy and the other is quite hard! The mountain formation surrounding Snowdon forms a horseshoe shape. The easy route goes straight through the middle and ascends only Snowdon while the other route follows the route of the horseshoe. The latter walk is more interesting as it has places where you need to climb rock faces and go across ledges.

Depending on how fit you are will depend on which of these three routes you will choose! Either way though when you get to the top there is a cafe there for refreshments before your descent!
The hard route up!
Arduous terrain!
The long drop!
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