Snowdon Challenge (3,560ft)

After a full briefing at the Pen-y-pass car park, we set off up the PYG track.

We will walk up the steep but quick Pyg Track to Bwlch y Moch with views of the lakes in Llanberis in the far distance and of the most famous climbing crags in the foreground. If you look closely, you will see climbers on the difficult routes up the cliffs on your right, looking very small from your high view point. At Bwlch y Moch you can also look down at the Miner’s Track that you will be walking back down on.

We continue on the PYG track traversing around the base of Crib Goch before starting to ascend again with some small short scramble sections and some easy walking. We meet the first finger stone at the junction of the PYG and Miner’s Track before continuing on to the zig zags. Only about 25 minutes from the summit now, you pass the most expensive fence post in the UK (look out for themoney post) before reaching the summit ridge with the main finger stone.

Your route now follows the train tracks to the summit where you can climb onto the summit cairn andhave your photo taken next to the summit trig point.

The descent route takes you back down to the main finger stone and back down the zig zags to the first finger stone where the path now heads straight down to Glaslyn for a rest and some time skimming stones on the lake. The Miner’s Track continues downwards to Llyn Llydaw where you can see the mine, miner’s huts and the pipe line used in a James Bond film. Cross the causeway and head on to the next lake, Llyn Teryn, where you may see the shy mountain goats that reside on Snowdon.

You now only have about 20 minutes of walking to reach the bottom of the track and your accommodation

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