Filmed by outdoor photographer and videographer Alex Nail, the first in our new video series takes you on a spectacular fast-motion ascent of Wales’ highest mountain.
Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa in Welsh – is, of course, the highest mountain in Wales, and the highest mountain in the UK outside Scotland. It’s an architecturally magnificent, glacier-sculpted assemblage of pyramidal summits and airy ridges; a magnet for walkers from far and wide.
In a new The Great Outdoors video series, we’ve teamed up with Fjällräven and leading outdoor photographer and videographer Alex Nail to show an ascent of Snowdon as you’ve never seen it before.
Starting at Pen-y-Pass, we follow Alex as he ascends the mountain via the classic Miners’ Track – but at about 40 times the usual walking pace.
The effect is spectacular as the surrounding landscape flies past; and the ascent reveals ever-grander views, culminating in a jaw-dropping panorama from the summit, with the setting sun casting the surrounding cloud in vivid shades of red and orange.
Along the way, Alex pauses beside Llyn Llydaw to take us through the Fjällräven gear he is wearing for the walk – the famously durable and versatile Keb trousers, and the Singi, a stalwart all-round hiking shirt.
There’s also a breather at Bwlch Glas to admire the view over Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw, and to remind viewers that winter conditions on this route require the use of ice axe and crampons, and the knowledge of how to use them.
We hope you enjoy the video – and if you want to try the Miner’s Track yourself, check out the detailed route guide below.