How to get there:
We stayed in the historic Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel.
The hotel has a good collection of old mountaineering
literature. Sir Edmund Hillary stayed there during
winter training on Snowdon before his climb of Everest.
The hotel has a Danish staff, an outdoor pool with
(cold) mountain water, a nice sauna next to the pool,
in short a place that can be recommended. Route description:
There are several routes. The best place to start
is likely the trail head and parking lot at
Gorphwysfa only a few minutes drive from the hotel.
From here one can do a well known horse-shoe traverse
on the ridges that enclose the Llyn Llydaw lake.
This traverse will bring you across the summit.
One can also hike into the basin by the lake and climb
the ridge much closer to the summit or a combination
traversing half of the ridge. Comments:
This mountain is also called Mount Snowdon.
There is a railway going to the summit from the