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Snowdonia: Ground conditions

Frozen ground

Frozen ground


Description   Special equipment/advice
  • Streams and wet areas could be frozen.
  • Wet surfaces usually coated in ice and treacherous.
  • Thawing snow might refreeze.
  • Steep sections of paths could be extremely treacherous and the possibility of a slip or fall is very high.
  • Heavy frost may cover rocks and vegetation
  • Full weight mountaineering boots are recommended.
  • Carry and know how to use crampons and ice axe.
  • In poor visibility or whiteout conditions navigation skills and techniques will be required.

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