This has been updated with the latest recommendations.

The origianl press release which we have left below, has been misquoted, even by myself. However there recommednation is to check the weather, make sure you have the right gear and stay safe.

In these conditions, it can be a lot more dangerous, especially with reduced visibility, paths covered in snow and deep holes filled with snow making them difficult to spot.

What ever you decide to do, stay safe.

The original press release was prepared with minimal input by us and the quote was not provided by us,” said Gruff Owen, Llanberis MRT. “Our preference is to share safety information and give hill-goers the information that they need to stay safe and have an enjoyable time in the mountains. We would never suggest that people stay away from the mountains in a blanket statement like this one.”

While The Great Outdoors recommends that experienced mountain-goers continue to use their own judgement in gauging mountain conditions, Snowdonia National Park Authority has advised that “in these conditions mountaineers should stay off the slopes of Snowdon and other peaks until the Met Office’s red warning for snow conditions, which is the most severe warning, has been downgraded. Once conditions have improved, anyone who ventures onto the hills must have the appropriate experience and skills and all the necessary equipment.”

For those unfamiliar with the mountain, the paths are difficult to navigate, and one wrong step could prove fatal. If walkers are not wearing appropriate clothing that can withstand such cold and harsh conditions, hypothermia is an additional threat.

Adam Daniel, the Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Head of Wardens Service stated: “Although Snowdonia’s snow-covered mountains are very pretty to look at, conditions on the ground itself is extremely dangerous. We kindly ask those who are thinking about going out in these conditions to seriously consider if they are willing to put their own lives and others’ at risk.”

Below is the original article.

The bosses of the National Park are advising mountaineers to stay of the peaks during the bad weather.

While Snowdon has been under snow for some time, the authority is said the recent spell of snow showers means that the conditions on the mountains are extreme and should be avoided.

Remember its not just your life you are risking, if you get into trouble then mountain resuce will be called out.

 “The first layer of snow has now frozen and compacted, and with the accumulation of fresh snow there is a high likelihood of avalanches,” a spokesperson said.

“In these conditions mountaineers should stay off the slopes of Snowdon and other peaks until the Met Office’s red warning for snow conditions, which is the most severe warning, has been downgraded. Once conditions have improved, anyone who ventures onto the hills must have the appropriate experience and skills and all the necessary equipment.

“For those unfamiliar with the mountain, the paths are very difficult to navigate, and one wrong step could prove fatal. If walkers are not wearing appropriate clothing that can withstand such cold and harsh conditions, hypothermia is an additional threat.”

The national park authority provides a ground-condition monitoring service on Snowdon. Information can be accessed by following the bilingual @snowdonweather Twitter account, and the same information is available on the mountain weather section of the Met Office website.

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Hi I am Luke, a guy who loves to camp and explore what the UK has to offer. I am from Yorkshire and some might ask why I would ever need to leave this wonderful county, we have everything you cover ever need. While this is true, the UK is full of some amazing places and I wanna see as much as possible over the coming years.

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