Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Welsh 3000s: Nant Gwynant to Rowen

I started looking at the route for the Vegan Welsh 3000s for 15 June.  If the weather stays OK and we do the full route, this table shows the ascent and descent.

These tables are based on the spot heights of the peaks and lowest points in between, from the OS 1:25000 maps. While this is an approximation, and ignores any undulations, it should be reasonably accurate.  Most of the paths are either "straight up" or "straight down".  That's a leg wobbling warm up of an ascent up Snowdon!

LocationSpot heightAscent (m)Descent (m)
v Nant Gwynant car park60
Snowdon10851025
v99887
Carnedd Ugain106567
v858207
Crib Goch92365
v Nant Peris car park110813
Elidr Fawr924814
v710214
Y Garn947237
v711236
Glyder Fawr999288
v91980
Glyder Fach99475
v730264
Tryfan915185
v Ogwen car park290625
Pen Yr Ole Wen978688
v93345
Carnedd Dafydd1044111
v910134
Yr Elen96252
v91052
Carnedd Llwelyn1064154
v936128
Foel Grach97640
v88492
Garnedd Uchaf92642
v89036
Foel Fras94252
v Rowen60882
Total38953895

Putting the ascents in order, largest first:

PeakAscent (m)
Snowdon1025
Elidr Fawr814
Pen Yr Ole Wen688
Glyder Fawr288
Y Garn237
Tryfan185
Carnedd Llwelyn154
Carnedd Dafydd111
Glyder Fach75
Carnedd Ugain67
Crib Goch65
Yr Elen52
Foel Fras52
Garnedd Uchaf42
Foel Grach40