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Ground Conditions

Reported on Friday, February 23, 2024

Time: At the summit around 1030
Snow above: 600m
Route taken: PyG path
Next report: Tuesday 27-2-2024

Snow on path 23-2-2024

Conditions
There was a thin layer of snow on the mountain today starting at around 600m. It covered the path in places from around 700m. Higher up on the mountain the snow was still thin enough but close to covering the ground completely closer to the summit, with ice on visible rocks.

On the whole this 'snow' was made up of hail, and there was a little more actual snow closer to the summit. It was thawing in most places, but still freezing on the summit itself. Although the snow that was present tended to be quite slippery underfoot it did not cause significant problems at the time, but this can easily change as it begins to freeze once again (see 'Additional Information' below).

A cloudy day, with light wind and showers of hail, snow and sleet.

Essential equipment
Seasonally appropriate walking equipment, including lighting (such as a head torch).

Carrying snow goggles (such as ski goggles) will protect the eyes from cold winds and drifting snow, making it easier to see in order to travel more safely on the mountain.

Carrying an ice axe and some form of crampons will provide options to stay safe on the mountain when ice and snow are present (see Additional Information below).

Additional information
On the Friday of the report the forecast suggests that the temperature on the summit will be below freezing throughout the period until the next report on Tuesday. Temperatures are forecast to be a degree or two below freezing for most of the period, but will drop further on Monday night with temperatures as low as -5˚C (feeling as low as -12˚C at times).

With some snow forecast at times (mainly Friday night) there is a possibility of some more snow higher up on the mountain, with ice also likely high up, especially on Tuesday morning.

Converging paths
Converging paths
Bwlch Glas
Bwlch Glas
Pause for a moment
Pause for a moment
Steps
Steps
White by Glaslyn
White by Glaslyn
Lliwedd looking grey
Lliwedd looking grey

Forecast

4  Hazards
Today, Tue
Poor Visibility
Gales
Severe Chill Effect
Heavy Persistent Rain

Warden's Notice

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Temperature

-2 °C
Ambient

Falling

Sunset

17:50
Today, Tue
Sunrise: 07:07 then 10 hours of daylight

Summit Cafe

Closed
For the winter

Webcam

27/02, 05:36

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