Ascent of Snowdon on 2007-06-21

Climber: Paul Place

Others in Party:part of a group of 400 doing the four peaks challenge all getting timed seperately
Date:Thursday, June 21, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:1085 m / 3560 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Having crossed over by ferry from Ireland I arrived at Hollyhead where the time was approximately 9.30pm the coach stopped at Barry services where I sorted my pack for the ascent of Snowdon.
We arrived in the car park at approx 10.30pm and started climbing at 11.05pm. I followed the road out of the car park and proceeded to climb using the Llanberis path route this involved a steep road to the farm, then from there it required walking along the path following in line with the railway track on your right, due to the climb being at night the views were just lights from llanberis town. The road track meandered on till you got to half way house a cafe. The track steepened and carried on up till we went under a tunnel where the railway now appears on your left. Finally you arrive under another tunnel where you turn right and follow the path up to the ridge, this extends and was at near white out conditions due to the cloud. The final leg was fairly difficult due to the dark and also the unstable scree which was below foot,I
finally reached the top in 3 hours and 35 mins i am pictured at the trig point on the summit cairn. The descent is via the same route and took approx 2hours and 40 mins, where I returned to the car park to get on the coach to be taken on to Scafell.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3255 m / 10680 ft
    Elevation Loss:3255 m / 10680 ft
    Distance:19.3 km / 12 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Calm, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2170 m / 7120 ft
    Extra Loss:1085 m / 3560 ft
    Distance:9.7 km / 6 mi
    Route:Llanberis Path
    Trailhead:Llanberis  0 m / 0 ft
    Time Up:3 Hours 35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2170 m / 7120 ft
    Extra Gain:1085 m / 3560 ft
    Distance:9.7 km / 6 mi
    Trailhead:Llanberis  0 m / 0 ft
    Time Down:2 Hours 40 Minutes

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