Snowdon Summer Solstice Sunset

It was my great pleasure to be working with my friends at Mountain Escapes on the longest day of the year, leading a group of 20 enthusiastic walkers to the top of Snowdon to watch the sunset. After assembling in Llanberis we took the Sherpa bus to Pen y Pass and began a steady ascent of the Miners’ Track. It’s been a good few years since I’ve climbed Snowdon this way and it was nice to be reminded how stunning the views are on the way up. The conditions were perfect: warm, with clear skies and a gentle, cooling breeze.

 

We timed our ascent perfectly, popping out onto the summit ridge at Bwlch Glas to enjoy a brief rest and a stunning view of the sun going down over the Irish sea. The Isle of Man and the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland were clearly visible. One last push saw us reach the summit in time for the main event before we began the long walk back down to Llanberis in the dark. To top the night off, we were treated to a rare display of noctilucent clouds on the way down, before finally reaching Llanberis around 1am.

 

A great night’s work with a great group of people!

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