Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Welsh 3000s: Pen-y-Pass to Aber

Following a successful Welsh 3000s walk on 8 June, I thought I'd take a look at the ascent involved.  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".

Location Spot height Ascent (m) Descent (m)
Pen-y-Pass car park 359
Crib Goch 923 564
v 858 65
Carnedd Ugain 1065 207
v 998 67
Yr Wyddfa 1085 87
v Nant Peris car park 110 975
Elidr Fawr 924 814
v 710 214
Y Garn 947 237
v 711 236
Glyder Fawr 999 288
v 919 80
Glyder Fach 994 75
v 730 264
Tryfan 915 185
v Ogwen car park 290 625
Pen Yr Ole Wen 978 688
v 933 45
Carnedd Dafydd 1044 111
v 910 134
Yr Elen 962 52
v 910 52
Carnedd Llwelyn 1064 154
v 936 128
Foel Grach 976 40
v 884 92
Garnedd Uchaf 926 42
v 890 36
Foel Fras 942 52
v Aber top car park 200 742
Total 3596 3755

Putting the ascents in order, largest first:

PeakAscent (m)
Elidr Fawr814
Pen Yr Ole Wen688
Crib Goch564
Glyder Fawr288
Y Garn237
Carnedd Ugain207
Tryfan185
Carnedd Llwelyn154
Carnedd Dafydd111
Snowdon87
Glyder Fach75
Yr Elen52
Foel Fras52
Garnedd Uchaf42
Foel Grach40

Here is the route on a map.