This was the first time I’d walked the Rhyd Ddu track to Snowdon. It’s a short and easy route with very good views at the top. If you climb Snowdon by Crib Goch, the Pyg or Miner’s Track, it’s worth coming down here which is not far from the summit.

I climbed Snowdon many years ago and a chap was at the top planning a wild camp. He was taking a risk I thought. Snowdon is a large but distinct mountain which is enormously exposed. As with Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, making the highest three in Britain, it’s not a good place in wind and rain.

He probably came down here where there’s some meagre protection, more below these rocks, and enjoyed magnificent morning views. As I recall, the next day was calm and dry.


Snowdonia Photography: Rhyd Ddu to Sea

Wednesday January 4, 2017