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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.
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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

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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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Bydd rhaglen uchafbwyntiau Ras yr Wyddfa yn cael ei ddangos y diwrnod ar ol y ras, am 8pm, ar nos Sul 21 Gorffennaf.
Bydd S4C hefyd yn anelu at uchelfannau mynydd uchaf Cymru wrth gyflwyno uchafbwyntiau Ty''n Ln Volvo Ras yr Wyddfa nos yfory.
"But if we get that European mountainside atmosphere like the Tour de France, well you never know." Ras yr Wyddfa (Snowdon Race) highlights coverage will be shown on Sunday at 8pm.
Dyma wir nefoedd o fod yng nghrombil y mynyddoedd ar fynydd Elidir, yn edrych draw ar yr Wyddfa a'i chriw - yr artaith perffaith i ddianc ac adfer rhywfaint ar y corff a'r enaid ar ddiwedd mis Awst.
Alwen Eluned Jones, of Ger y Llan, Llanllyfni, is charged with killing Emma Louise Jones in an incident at Trem yr Wyddfa, Penygroes.
TRI deg mlynedd ers i S4C ddarlledu Ras yr Wyddfa am y tro cyntaf, bydd y camerau'n dychwelyd i Lanberis eto ar gyfer ras eleni.
Welcoming the Anglesey-based firm as the race's headline sponsor Stephen Edwards of Ras yr Wyddfa added: The race has a long history of association with international brands, running or otherwise, over the years."
Gary Knight, who said he avoids Snowdon because of its large crowds, says he prefers exploring Snowdonia's surrounding peaks to "observe the stunning grandeur of Yr Wyddfa from a distance and in peaceful, less populated stillness".
InWelsh, Snowdon used to be called Yr Wyddfa Fawr- the Great Tomb or the Great Throne - or Carnedd y Cawr - the Cairn of the Giant).
I gave up counting my ascents of Yr Wyddfa long ago but last Saturday's outing was special indeed.
Shortly before 4.45am on Monday police were called to an address at Trem yr Wyddfa by paramedics.
While the Snowdonia marathon course encircles the hilly footholds of yr Wyddfa, Iorwerth has also competed in the other gruelling Rs yr Wyddfa (Snowdon Race) which is 10 miles up and down from the summit.