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Being safe on Snowdon is what everyone aspires to and it’s really not that difficult to eliminate most risks with a little bit of pre-planning. Most visits are successful and result in people having a great day out and this is usually down to a little bit of pre-planning. Read our top tips for staying safe on Snowdon and follow the links to more detailed resources.

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Plan and prepare your route up Snowdon

Choose your route carefully. Think about your personal skills and the make up of your group. If it’s your first time in the hills, is Crib Goch really the best route option for you? Read What’s the easiest way up Snowdon? before setting off to get an idea of which is the best path for your ability.

Wear the right clothes and carry the right gear

Knowing what to wear to climb Snowdon is essential as getting it wrong can at best spoil your day and in the worst case scenario lead to much worse. But it’s really not that difficult if you follow a few simple rules. Read What should you wear to climb Snowdon?

Check the weather forecast for Snowdon

Knowing what the weather’s doing on your mountain day is essential for making sure you’re properly prepared and get the most out of the experience. Read What’s the weather like on Snowdon? and remember to check a few days in advance, the night before and again in the morning before you set off as weather in the mountains can change quickly.

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Tell someone your plans

Before you leave home share your outline of the day with a friend or family member. Let them know what time you expect to be off the mountain and when you think you’ll get home again. Make sure they know what your planned route is and most importantly, tell them when you’re safe!

Know what to do if something goes wrong

How would you cope with an emergency in the mountain? Do you know who to call to get help? What information would you need to gather? Read What do I do if something goes wrong on Snowdon?