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Trip Report Climbing Snowdon

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Given that some quarter million make the trek annually (and even more by train), it's not like climbing Snowdon is scaling Everest. That said, I still felt it a worthy goal and accomplishment and was something I wanted to try while here.

With a little planning, reasonable weather and moderate fitness, so can you.

We made a day of it yesterday. We drove to Caernarfon on Friday night (M6, ugh) and scored a deal at the Premier Inn (£39 pre-paid) and then headed up on Saturday. I walked up with my DD14 and we were eventually joined at the top by DW and DS11 who took the train. We walked down together.

[I think the two of us that walked up enjoyed it more -- the views at the top were a little clouded over compared to what we saw on the ascent.]

Topped off with a nice dinner in Conwy at our favorite restaurant (Watson's Bistro), it was a nice (early) Father's day "present".

Photos and more on my blog:

http://ukfrey.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/snowdon.html

Though I enjoyed the day immensely and felt a small sense of accomplishment, I wouldn't put it in my best walk/hike in the UK category (too crowde for that!). However, if you find yourself in the area and are up for the challenge -- go for it.

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