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Ascent of Snowdon on 2009-07-29

Climber: Joseph Claghorn

Date:Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Snowdon
    Location:UK-Wales
    Elevation:1085 m / 3560 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Took Watkin up, and the parallel route down. Definitely recommend this ascent as it passes from forest, by cascades, and through old slate mines to create a varied hiking experience (although I haven't tried the others). I started rather late and the threat of rain kept anyone else from trying, but had great late afternoon views and the mountain all to myself since the tram had closed by the time I got to the top.

Did this as part of a blitz of Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis. Enjoyed the highest point of Wales the most.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1021 m / 3347 ft
    Elevation Loss:1021 m / 3347 ft
    Distance:12 km / 7.5 mi
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1021 m / 3347 ft
    Distance:6 km / 3.7 mi
    Route:Watkin Path
    Trailhead:Plas Gwynant Car Park  64 m / 213 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1021 m / 3347 ft
    Distance:6 km / 3.7 mi
    Route:Rhyd Du and South Ridge
    Trailhead:Plas Gwynant Car Park  64 m / 213 ft



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