Images from people’s rounds and recces, and of the area in general.

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Photos from Patrick Wallis and Paul Williams’ round on 09/09/20, Clockwise from Llanberis.

Patrick at the-start; the Llanberis sword © Paul Williams
Exiting Llyn Padarn © Paul Williams
Up through the slate quarry © Paul Williams
Dawn between the Glyders © Paul Williams
Adam and Eve! © Paul Williams
About to enter Llyn Ogwen © Paul Williams
After the Ogwen swim © Paul Williams
Summit of Pen yr Helgi Du © Paul Williams
About to enter Llynnau Mymbr © Paul Williams
The exit from Llynnau Mymbr © Paul Williams
The ridge down from Moel Siabod © Paul Williams
Descending to Llyn Gwynant (in the valley below) © Paul Williams
Anxious looks before the final swim across Llyn Gwynant. The wind was very strong indeed now and directly on shore. © Paul Williams
Pleased to be out of the water © Paul Williams
Snowdon summit. Luckily we didn’t come for the views. © Paul Williams
Job done © Paul Williams

Photos from Tim Hunt’s round on 04/09/20, Anti-clockwise from Llanberis.

Tim descending off Tregalan
Descending off Tregalan
Tim approaching Bwlch Llynn Llan
Heading down Cwm Llan
Heading down Cwm Llan
Heading through the trees towards Y Cribau
Leaving the Nant Y Benglog track
Climbing Y Braich
Wild pony on Pen yr Helgi Du
Traversing between Carnedd Llewelyn and Carnedd Dafydd
Traversing between Carnedd Llewelyn and Carnedd Dafydd
Dropping off Carnedd Dafydd
Descent off Pen yr Ole Wen
looking over Llyn Idwal from Pen yr Ole Wen
Ascent of Tryfan
Ascent of Tyfan
Descending off Tryfan
looking east towards Castell y Gwynt & Glyder Fach
Descending off Glyder Fawr
Descending off Glyder Fawr
Looking south east towards a stormy Glyder Fawr
Heading north from Y Garn
Clouds sweeping across Snowdon, from the traverse path below Foelgoch
Sunset from Elidir Fach
Dropping into Dinorwig Quarry
Descending the quarry inclines

Photos from Nikki Sommers & Siobhan Evans’ round on 30/08/20, Clockwise from Llanberis.

Nikki & Siobhan about to set off © Nikki Sommers collection
Dawn on Elidir Fawr © Nikki Sommers
Siobhan on Elidir Fawr © Nikki Sommers
Company on The Carneddi © Nikki Sommers
Route checking on Cribiau © Nikki Sommers
Sunset on Tregalan © Nikki Sommers
Moonrise on Tregalan © Nikki Sommers collection

Photos from Natalie Hawkrigg & Clare Regan’s round on the 8/8/20. Clockwise from Llanberis.

Clare and Natalie at the Llanberis Sword the Night before the start of their round. © Natalie Hawkrigg collection 
Sunset over Llyn Padran (Pre-round preparations) – © Natalie Hawkrigg
Natalie and Clare before the start of the first swim – Llyn Padran – photo Natalie Hawkrigg
Clare on ascent of Elidir Fawr near top of disused mine workings – © Natalie Hawkrigg
Clare on ascent of Elidir Fawr – © Natalie Hawkrigg
Natalie on southern shore Llynnau Mymbyr after swim. © Clare Regan.
Clare on summit of Carnedd Dafydd – © Natalie Hawkrigg
Natalie and Clare at the Llanberis Sword on shores of Llyn Padran-Morning after the successful completion. © Natalie Hawkrigg collection

Photos from pre-round Recce, 25/08/20, clockwise, prior to route being finalised.

Looking east from the north ridge of Snowdon over Llyn Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw
A Goat on the Watkins path
Yr Arran from Cwm Tregalan
Descending the Watkins path
Heading East towards Llyn Gwynant
Traversing the shore of Llynn Gwynant
Looking back down on Llynn Gwynant and “Elephant rock”.
Heading towards Moel Siabod with Snowdon in the background
Summit of Carnedd Moel Siabod
Descent off Moel Siabod
Egress on the Llynnau Mymbyr
Nant y Benglog track
Still to come; Pen yr Ole Wen, Llynn Ogwen, Tryfan, and the Glyders beyond (from Y Braich)
Ponies on Pen yr Helgi Du, Tryfan in the background
I was talked out of including a swim across Ffynnon Llugwy Reservoir
Looking back across Llyn Ogwen to Pen yr Ole Wen
Glyder Fach from Tryfan
Y Garn from G;yder Fawr
View from Y Garn with Llyn Padarn glinting in the sun
Looking back at Y Garn from Foel goch
Elidir Fawr