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Snowdon,

Welsh Yr Wyddfa, highest mountain of Wales, 3,560 ft (1,085 m) high, Gwynedd, NW Wales. Its five peaks are separated by passes. There is a rack and pinion railway (opened 1896) from Llanberis to the summit. The Snowdon district, or Snowdonia, is noted for its scenic beauty; most of it is included in Snowdonia National Park (est. 1951). A nuclear power station (500,000-kW capacity; completed 1964) and a hydroelectric power project are in the region.

Snowdon

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1st Earl of, title of Antony Armstrong-Jones. born 1930, British photographer, whose work includes television documentaries, photographic books, and the design of the Snowdon Aviary, London Zoo (1965). His marriage (1960--78) to Princess Margaret ended in divorce

Snowdon

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a mountain in NW Wales, in Gwynedd: the highest peak in Wales. Height: 1085 m (3560 ft.)
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The four-mile trek along the Miners Track was led by National Park wardens Gruff Owen and Rhys Huws.
The popular Miners Track crosses the land and leads walkers from Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel to the Glyderau and over the ridge to the Ogwen valley and there is also a low-level path on the farm.
We understood the incident happened at the junction between the Miners Track and the Pyg Track above Llyn Glaslyn.
They want hundreds of fans in a united sea of red to take to the Miners Track and plough their way to the top - raising as much cash as possible towards the purchase the club.
Walkers used ropes to rescue the woman, believed to be in her 30s and from London, and escorted her to the safer Miners Track.
Setting off along the Miners Track it branches off at Llyn Llydaw, up the eastern flanks of Lliwedd to its summit and on, across Bwlch y Saethau and up the steep, southern slope of Snowdon.
Bea Kelsall, Snowdonia Conservation Officer explained: "If we are successful, the money will contribute Bea Kelsall to important work clearing invasive species in Snowdonia and thus preserving our landscape and biodiversity and footpath maintenance on some of the most popular paths in the National Park, including the Miners Track and Pyg path on Snowdon," she said.
The levelling of the mile-and-a-half of the Miners Track, from Pen y Pass in Nant Peris to Llyn Llydaw, angered some mountaineers who feared it would encourage inexperienced and ill equipped visitors, and cause more work for rescuers.
Later that same day, a 17-year-old girl was taken to hospital after injuring her ankle whilst walking on the Miners Track on Snowdon.
It was hard going up along the Miners Track and down Llanberis was quicker.
Dave Simpson and his wife Ann, from Congleton, were heading up Snowdon along the Miners Track.
Former Snowdonia National Park chief warden John Ellis Roberts said he was walking down the Miners Track and was aware a search was under way.