Snowdon

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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 Pyg Track is pretty straightforward, with occasional boulders to make things interesting.
There are eight recognised paths on Mount Snowdon including Llanberis path, Miners path, Pyg track, Watkin path, Rhyd Ddu path, Snowdon Ranger path, Crib Goch and Snowdon Horseshoe route.
He said: "The top of Pyg Track was banked with snow and a narrow path cut through.
HOET's climbers took the challenging Pyg track to reach the top.
The group was at 750m or three quarters of the way down the 1,085m peak at the crossing of the Miners' Track and Pyg Track above Glaslyn.
An RAF helicopter and Llanberis rescuers reached a climber stuck on Crib Goch ridge yesterday while a woman injured her ankle in a fall on the Pyg Track and a man fell on the Watkin Path.
He was winched from the Pyg Track on Snowdon into an RAF Sea King rescue helicopter and flown to hospital at Bangor to be treated for a suspected broken arm.
Climbing the magnificent Wyddfa (Welsh for Snowdon) at its heart I ascended the Pyg track (one of six or seven ways up) in an otherworldly fog and stood at its summit entirely above an unbroken carpet of cloud for just a few minutes before it parted.
She went up the Pyg Track and came down one side of the Horseshoe.
Robert Langman, from Walsall, was on the Pyg Track near the top of the 3,560ft peak on Saturday when he had a suspected heart attack.
Volunteers from Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were called to the PYG track on Snowdon just after 6.