Start at Rhyd Ddu, Finish nr Rangers Station
Highest Point: Snowdon Summit, 1085m
Distance: circa 14 kms
Weather: Cool, sun, icy snow high up
Vertical altitude gain: circa 1050 m
Time: 8 hrs
My previous visits to Snowdonia had seen me well and truly hooked on the superb walking the area offered. So it was no surprise that I was back there again, and with the prospect of some wintry weather higher up as I left Rhyd Ddu for a walk up Snowdon via Bwlch-Cwm Lan and the South Ridge route.
The route I was on soon left the Rhyd Ddu path and headed in the general direction of Yr Aran on a well defined track. No doubt because it must have once served the disused slate quarries I encountered not far from the base of Snowdon's South Ridge.