Arguably the finest piece of rockwork in its illustrious setting, Y Lliwedd is a nerve-snappingly sheer, broken-faced ridge bowed into a snaggle-toothed leer above the Snowdon horseshoe. With a history inexorably linked with Everest – Mallory, Irvine, George Band and Edmund Hillary all prepared for expeditions here – Y Lliwedd is a mountaineer’s peak when taken side-on, but can be enjoyed by all with a head for heights as part of a bigger walk from either end. Most people approach Lliwedd from the north-west end.
Best route: link it to Snowdon and Crib Goch in an
anti-clockwise assault on the justly most famous horseshoe walk in Britain.
Height(m) : 898
Height(ft) : 2947
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Location : North Wales
National Park : Snowdonia
Grid Reference : SH622533
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