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Snowdon to Pumlumon                                                     UK Ultras

This run is a traverse of the three chief Welsh mountains of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cadair Idris and Pumlumon. The idea was conceived and executed by Yiannis Tridimas in a solo run of 25 hours 28 minutes in May 2003. Nine other major summits were included on the way to give a route of some 78 miles and 22,500' ascent starting at Pen-y-pass and finishing at Nant-y-moch dam.  See below for Yiannis 's account which appeared in the Fellrunner magazine.

Route

The route starts at Pen-y-pass car park, GR 647 556, and finishes at Nant-y-moch reservoir dam, GR 756 862.  Use OS Explorer Maps (1:25000):  OL 17 - Snowdonia & Conwy Valley, OL 23 - Cadair Idris & Llyn Tegid and 213 - Aberystwyth & Cwm Rheidol.

Schedule

Snowdon to Pumlumon Schedule (compiled by Yiannis Tridimas).pdf


Click icon to view or print a copy of Yiannis‘s schedule of actual and split times.


Completions

This is an informal route without registrations or time limits although Yiannis Tridimas would be pleased to hear of any repeat traverses. Email: y.d.tridimas@btinternet.com.

Links and Further Information

□   Snowdon to Pumlumon - A challenge accomplished solo on 24/25 May 2003 (Fellrunner, October 2003) - An account by Yiannis Tridimas.

□   Snowdon - Wikipedia entry

□   Cadair Idris - Wikipedia entry

□   Pumlumon - Wikipedia entry

1

Snowdon

GR 609 543

1085 m

2

Cnicht

GR 645 466

689 m

3

Moel Mawr

GR 658 448

770 m

4

Manod Mawr

GR 723 446

661 m

5

Arenig Fawr

GR 827 370

854 m

6

Aran Fawddwy

GR 863 224

905 m

7

Glaswym

GR 837 195

779 m

8

Maen Du

GR 823 152

674 m

9

Waun-Oer

GR 785 147

670 m

10

Cadair Idris

GR 711 130

893 m

11

Tarren y Gesail

GR 526 907

666 m

12

Pen Pumlumon Fawr

GR 789 869

752 m