Midnight Ascent of Snowdon
Date: 10th June 2018 Distance: 13.2km (8.2 Miles) Parking: Rangers Car Park
Start Location: Snowdon Ranger Ascent (m/ft): 976m (3202ft) Weather:


Time Started: 00:00 Highest Point: 1085m (3560ft) Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 5 Hours 58 Minutes        
Route: Midnight Ascent of Snowdon via the Rangers Track

Originally we had set a day aside to head up Snowdon by whichever route we wanted to do at the time but it was suggested at some point whilst climbing that we should do a Midnight ascent and reach the summit for sunrise. All three of us seemed to be well up for that so we set alarms for 23:30 and drove off to the start of the Rangers Path. We opted for this as it is clear on the ground and as it would be pitch black it would be the easiest to navigate.

To see what the walk was like on the way up check out the video as no photos were taken.

Breathtaking early morning views of Crib Goch.

Garnedd Ugain.

Y Lliwedd.

A fantastic temperature inversion over Llanberis.

The summit of Snowdon at 4am - and we are not alone.

The amazing inversion.

The sun beginning to rise.

Breathtaking views.

Mynydd Mawr.

Moel Hebog at 782m high.

Breathtaking views as the day arrives at Snowdonia.

Y Garn.

Making our way down to the start of the walk.

Breathtaking as we approach the bottom.