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Cader Idris from Foel Caerynwch


Snowdonia Ground Conditions

This report is completed on a regular basis through the winter months by Snowdonia National Park Wardens and gives indicative information on snow/ice conditions underfoot in the Snowdonia area as a whole.

Remember, mountaineering is an activity with inherent risks, when out on the hills you should be aware of and accept these risks and take responsibility for your own decisions, prepare well and enjoy the adventure!

Walking in the uplands during the winter can require additional equipment and skills and it is important that you are prepared for this in order to enjoy hill walking safely. More details can be found at

Latest Report - 15 January 2021 11.30am

Area - Snowdon

Date - 15 January 2021
Time - 11.30am
Snow Above - 650 metres
Report By - Snowdon Warden

Route Taken

Llanberis path


  • Isolated patches of snow on path.
  • Steep bank of snow at top of path.
  • Sections of ice on paths.
  • Freezing level approx 600 metres Sections of hard, compacted snow remain with frozen ground between these at higher levels. The top of the PYG track has a steep bank of hard, compacted snow which requires crampons and ice axe to travel safely.

Essential Kit

The following is a list of additional kit required based on the current conditions.

  • Standard winter kit required.
  • Ice axe and crampons essential.

Additional Information

Follow Welsh Government Covid guidelines - exercise should start from home with no unnecessary travel.

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