Ascent of Snowdon on 2017-06-28

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
    Elevation:1085 m / 3560 ft

Ascent Trip Report

In the clouds (plus rain and wind) above 1800 the whole day. The Watkin Path was great until about 3.7mi (2800msl). Then it got steep with a lot of scree. The scree was damp and held together surprisingly well; practically no backsliding. Maybe it won't be that way forever. A couple NT guys were there doing the hard work of placing boulders in that section.

Forgot about the cafe at the top. Got a hot lunch and drink, and could have refilled my water. All I really needed to pack was a couple liters water.

Would have stayed on the Pyg Track, but was still in the clouds. Went down the Miners Track and it cleared a couple hundred feet above the upper lake.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1078 m / 3538 ft
    Elevation Loss:781 m / 2565 ft
    Distance:13.5 km / 8.4 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1039 m / 3408 ft
    Extra Loss:18 m / 60 ft
    Distance:6.8 km / 4.2 mi
    Route:Watkin Path
    Trailhead:Plas Gwynant carpark  64 m / 212 ft
    Time Up:2 Hours 36 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:763 m / 2505 ft
    Extra Gain:39 m / 130 ft
    Distance:6.8 km / 4.2 mi
    Route:Llandberis Path; Pyg Track; Miners Track
    Trailhead:Pen-y-Pass carpark  361 m / 1185 ft
    Time Down:2 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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