Tid  8 timmar 36 minuter

Koordinater 2811

Uploaded den 30 augusti 2016

Recorded augusti 2016

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1 085 m
267 m
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3,9
7,9
15,72 km

Visad 1844 gånger, ladda ned 90 gånger

i närheten av Nant Gwynant, Wales (United Kingdom)

If you enjoy scrambling, have no fear of heights and the weather is fine (and if you are not looking for lonely mountains), the Snowdon Horseshoe is the perfect route.

At the information centre at Pen y Pass they will tell you that the Snowdon Horseshoe is a difficult and dangerous trail. I would say it strongly depends on the weather conditions. The route may become a completely different story in bad weather conditions (rain, wind or low visibility), or in winter. Anyway, on that day, a bank holiday with perfect weather, there were dozens of people doing the Horseshoe, even some kids with their parents. Having other climbers ahead of you, specially when it´s your first time there, can be seen as an advantage.

At the Snowdon summit you may be tempted to go down the fastest possible way, following the Pyg or Miners tracks, but you will never regret to do the complete Snowdon Horseshoe. Its second half is quite easier than the first one, with only one peak to climb, Y Lliwedd, and then all the way will be downhill until Pen y Pass. From this last part of the trail you will have stunning views of the whole Horseshoe you are about to complete.

From the point where we left the car, 300 m South of Pen y Gwryd hotel (the small car park at Pen y Pass was full):
15.7 km - 1350 m of ascent - total time 8:35

From and to Pen y Pass:
12.5 km - 1200 m of ascent - total time 7:20

You clearly save time and effort starting at Pen y Pass.

You will find a very precise and detailed description of the whole Snowdon Horseshoe route on the website: http://www.trekkingbritain.com
Bergspass

Bwlch Coch (pass) 858 m

Bergspass

Bwlch Glas (pass) 998 m

Crossroads

Bwlch y Moch (turn right) 569 m

berg

Crib Goch East 921 m

berg

Crib Goch West 923 m

berg

Garnedd Ugain 1065 m

Crossroads

Miners' Track 440 m

Crossroads

Pass - Quit Watkin Path 744 m

Waypoint

Path to Pen-y-Pass 260 m

Waypoint

Pen-y-Pass 359 m

Waypoint

Pyg Track

berg

Snowdon 1085 m

Crossroads

Watkin Path

berg

Y Lliwedd East 893 m

berg

Y Lliwedd West 898 m

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