walkhighlands

This board helps you to share your walking route experiences in England and Wales... or overseas.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Snowdon Roller Coaster

Snowdon Roller Coaster


Postby Derek T » Mon May 17, 2010 7:12 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Moel Cynghorion, Moel Eilio, Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa

Date walked: 16/05/2010

Time taken: 8

Distance: 24 km

Ascent: 1709m

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Sorry, I'm new here: I originally posted this in another thread but just realised I need to post it in a separate thread to add it to my Walks Diary.

On Sunday I walked The Snowdon Roller Coaster from Llanberis which takes in Moel Eilio, a couple of smaller peaks and Moel Cynghorion before ascending to Snowdon on the Ranger Path. The ascent shown above is more than it should have been because I climbed the summit of Snowdon twice. The first time it was covered in thick cloud. I then descended about 300ft and looked back to see a huge gust of wind whip the cloud out of the south corrie and off the top in a matter of seconds - so I climbed back up to see the view 8)

There isn't a single part of my body that doesn't hurt.

Here are some pics...

Moel Eilio.jpg


Moel Cynghorion.jpg


Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon Summit.jpg


Me on Snowdon Summit.jpg
User avatar
Derek T
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 517
Munros:22   
Sub 2000:8   Hewitts:56
Wainwrights:100   
Joined: May 17, 2010
Location: Chesterfield & Edinburgh

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby mountain coward » Sat May 22, 2010 10:50 pm

It's a nice route that - I did it the other way round and walked from Rhyd Ddu, up over Bwlch Main to Snowdon, then finished off over the Cynghorion to Moel Eilio ridge to end up at Llanberis Hostel - great walk :D
mountain coward
 

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby Derek T » Mon May 24, 2010 11:28 pm

mountain coward wrote:It's a nice route that - I did it the other way round and walked from Rhyd Ddu, up over Bwlch Main to Snowdon, then finished off over the Cynghorion to Moel Eilio ridge to end up at Llanberis Hostel - great walk :D

The best part about it was the lack of people on the route up. I think I only met around 20 people in the 5 or 6 hours it took me to reach the summit of Snowdon. The summit and the descent were a totally different story but you have to accept that if you want to climb this on a good day.
User avatar
Derek T
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 517
Munros:22   
Sub 2000:8   Hewitts:56
Wainwrights:100   
Joined: May 17, 2010
Location: Chesterfield & Edinburgh

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby mountain coward » Mon May 24, 2010 11:30 pm

I don't mind other walkers on Snowdon, I just can't stand the idiots who tend to come up on the train (although I'm sure some nice people come up on it as well...). They tend to do things like hog the summit, roll rocks down into the cwms and leave litter etc. :(

But I think that, so long as you like meeting other 'proper' walkers, all the routes except the Llanberis Track tend to be fine...
mountain coward
 

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby Derek T » Tue May 25, 2010 8:26 am

mountain coward wrote:They tend to do things like hog the summit, roll rocks down into the cwms and leave litter etc. :(


I got really angry at two things on recent walks:

On Scafell Pike some kids were walking down the crest of Brown Tongue with their parents and thought it was great fun to roll large rocks off the top onto the main path below. One guy sitting on a rock about 20 yards downhill from me almost got a melon sixed rock in the back of the head!!

On Snowdon I couldn't believe the amount of litter that people were leaving behind. The Llabernis Path (my descent) had some of those large bags full of rocks that are used to repair the paths and hundreds of idiots seemed to think they were there so that they could dump what was left of their packed lunch and their empty plastic bottles instead of taking them off the mountain.

Grrrr :x
User avatar
Derek T
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 517
Munros:22   
Sub 2000:8   Hewitts:56
Wainwrights:100   
Joined: May 17, 2010
Location: Chesterfield & Edinburgh

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby mountain coward » Wed May 26, 2010 2:46 am

I know - infuriating! They keep going on about enticing more people into the countryside with their 'inclusiveness' policies - but what they need to do is leave it to the people who genuinely enjoy the countryside for it's peace, quiet and beauty and so are getting themselves out into the countryside without need for enticement - instead of making out that it's some kind of theme park and that the more urban-minded are missing out! The countryside code should be rammed down their throats first and they should be made to sign to say they understand it!

Doesn't say much for the parents of those brats on Brown Tongue does it?
mountain coward
 

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby colgregg » Wed May 26, 2010 11:08 am

Moel Elio makes for a superb half day outing from LLanberis Via the blwch Maegswm and over Foel Goch and Foel Gron. I did this one sunny afternoon when my back prevented me from doing anything more strenuous. Great views of the High mountains and far reaching seascapes. See pics below.
082.JPG

086.JPG

089.JPG


I've given my thoughts on Snowdon summit in one of my walk reports. Nuff said. As for the Pike best to get up, Touch the top quickly take in the views and then head for Lingmell for deserved peace and quiet.
colgregg
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 2182
Munros:15   Corbetts:5
Grahams:5   
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:182
Wainwrights:214   
Joined: Aug 25, 2009
Location: Richmond North Yorkshire

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby pj1979 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:57 pm

I can't get my head around why people would go to a beauty spot and spoil it with litter. It's like people going to the cinema and talking through the film. They should be handcuffed and a bag placed over their heads and forced to find a way down off the summit blind (hee hee).
pj1979
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 5, 2010

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby mountain coward » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:41 pm

'Fraid it's probably that 'theme park' mentality I mentioned earlier :(
mountain coward
 

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby Hantswalker » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:26 am

Great walk. I think I have done every route up Snowdon except this one. Now, there is an excuse to go.
Hantswalker
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 62
Munros:264   Corbetts:12
Grahams:1   Donalds:4
Sub 2000:3   Hewitts:214
Wainwrights:214   Islands:15
Joined: Jun 23, 2010
Location: Hampshire

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby skuk007 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:40 am

NIce pics - I do like the Snowdon area.
If fact my avatar pic is Moel Cynghorion.
User avatar
skuk007
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 1419
Munros:44   
Hewitts:8
Wainwrights:16   
Joined: Aug 24, 2009
Location: Bristol

Re: Snowdon Roller Coaster

Postby icemandan » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:39 pm

I read somewhere that Moel Cyghorion is Welsh for the Hill of the Council. There's never been a planning committee meeting when I've been up there though.
icemandan
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 447
Munros:262   Corbetts:26
Grahams:13   Donalds:13
Sub 2000:16   Hewitts:200
Wainwrights:214   Islands:33
Joined: Jun 30, 2010
Location: Kendal

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Outside Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests