OS Wallpaper: December 2019

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) peak by Lisa Wells

GetOutside Champion Lisa Wells had to make an early start to capture this winter morning sky at sunrise over Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Snowdon is the most popular place in Britain for walkers (based on OL 17 being our biggest selling map), and the peak of Snowdon can get very busy at popular times. GetOutside Champion Lisa Wells is based in North Wales, and can often found exploring this area, with 'The Beast' - her nine year old Lhasa Apso dog. She avoided the crowds by leaving the Pen y Pass car park at 4.30am to get to the summit in time for sunrise to capture this amazing photo; they had the summit all to themselves.

Some advanced planning is required, though. In winter, even the easier routes up Snowdon can present a challenge. Full winter gear with crampons and axe are often needed, and a check on the weather is critical.

If you want to learn more about Lisa's adventures, you can can see her GetOutside articles, see her photography on Instagram, read her blog or follow her on Facebook.

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Or see the GetOutside local Info page for Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) to find more information, discover local walking routes and find more images.

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