Thursday, 29 August 2013

Rush Hour at Mount Snowdon

All the main UK newspapers are carrying stories of how crowded Mount Snowdon has become. In particular they draw attention to this last weekend when great weather afforded superb views from the summit. I recently walked up the mountain in similarly good weather and there were walkers every ten yards or so all the way up. There have been calls by no less a person than Sir Chris Bonnington for walkers to consider climbing the Carneddau or the Glyder range instead. These are mountains which are equally challenging, and nearly as high as Snowdon, but far less busy "even on a Bank Holiday".

We can recommend parking at the new visitor centre at Ogwen, (where there will be lots of maps and routes available and where you can park your car). Richard Down, blogged about his experiences on a circular route taking in the summits of Carnedd Dafydd and Carnedd Llewelyn, back in 2009. Over the coming days we will be publicising some more of these routes.

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