Saturday, 1 July 2000

Y Lliwedd

Y Lliwedd seen from Bwlch y Saethau
Height: 898m (2,946ft)
Prominence: 154m (505ft)
Region: Snowdonia - Snowdon
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Marilyn
Summit feature: Rock
Times climbed: 1
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The bare top looking to the East Peak
Y Lliwedd (Uh Thloo-eth - The Hue) stands on the southern ridge that emanates from Snowdon. The eastern flanks are steep cliffs rising above Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw. Few that summit Snowdon continue over to Y Lliwedd as the challenge of Wales' highest peak is enough, leaving Y Lliwedd quiet and peaceful even when queues are forming at the summit of Snowdon.

The noted British climber George Mallory undertook many of his early climbs here. It was also the site of considerable training activity for the 1953 British Everest Expedition.

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