We leave the start venue and head to the start of the Llanberis Path. Also known as the Tourist Path, this is one of the longer and more gradual ascents up Snowdon. The first part of the route is along a road towards the Penceunant Tea House, a traditional 18th century cottage. Shortly after the Tea House we leave the road and join the section leading to the Halfway House Café. This is a steady and easy to navigate path shadowing the railway line. Once we reach the Café the path will get noticeably steeper and rockier underfoot with a steep push on to Clogwyn Station, the stretch under the railway bridge providing us with a moment’s respite.
The next stretch rises quite steeply and we’ll soon notice the ground dropping away on either side of our path. The steep gradient finally eases off as we approach the Bwlch Glad standing stone, and from this point the path to the summit follows the railway lines all the way up to the final few steps to the summit cairn at 3,560 ft.