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The weather forcast for tomorrow from http://mwis.org.uk And it couldn’t really be much better.

Snowdon Mountain Weather forecast for 21st Feb 2010

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Penceunant Isaf

Penceunant Isaf

I spoke to Steffan at Pennceunant Isaf this morning who has extended his usual, fine  hospitality (hot drinks, warming up our food, bara brith etc)  to us for tomorrow’s walk. Pennceunant Isaf is a beautiful tea rooms and art gallery at the foot of the mountain path (Llanberis Path) on Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon).

Every year Steffan allows us to park a few cars up there. This means that the people who would prefer not to do the walk up the steep road which leads up to Pennceunant Isaf can start the walk from there instead – though I am trying to discourage it this year as the group is so big. Steffan also provided me with a report on the conditions and the weather. SNOW! lots of it. Eveywhere. It’s even snowing now and he has warned me that we may not be able to get cars up the road anyway.

On the picture below you can clearly see the route we will be taking. Where the path disapears at the top of the mountain is not the destination. At that point (Clogwyn Station) we turn sharp right and traverse the west face of Garnedd Ugain (centre of the picture). The sharp turn at Clogwyn Station is a danger spot in bad visibility as failing to turn here will take you over the cliffs of Cwm Hetiau – Valley of the Hats (So called because the wind at this point would blow the hats off the heads of the Victorian ladies and gentlemen riding the train, into the valley below where they wold be found and used by the locals) . If visibility is bad I would  urge anybody who is not familiar with the route not to proceede past this point without help. From there it’s just a quick hop, skip and a jump to the summit 🙂 See you there!

Penceunant Isaf and the Llanberis Path

Penceunant Isaf and the Llanberis Path

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Keep your eyes on the weather on Snowdon with these handy web cams courtesy of  First Hydro Company Dinorwig.
When online, these web cam pictures are updated every minute. Click on each image to view a larger copy (opens in a new window).
Moel Eilio from Elidir Fach

Moel Eilio from Elidir Fach

Snowdon Summit from Elidir Fach

Snowdon Summit from Elidir Fach

Electric Mountain weather Station, tea garden, Llyn Padarn and Vivian quarry

Electric Mountain weather Station, tea garden, Llyn Padarn and Vivian quarry

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As much as you can trust long range weather forecasts it’s looking bright and sunny with the risk of the occaisional snow shower – about as perfect as it gets.

  • Sunrise:  7:26
  • Sunset:  17:33
  • Moon:  First Quarter

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Snowdon-2008-079, originally uploaded by steventuck.

Plenty of people with cars and room in them. We’re meeting at the United Reform Church in Marsden at 6.45am so we can sort out car sharing and other arrangements. See you there.

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