Time: At the summit around 1100
Snow above: 750m
Route taken: Llanberis path, PyG path
Next report: Tuesday 5-12-2023
A thin layer of snow starting at around 750m, with significant ice across the paths in a number of places.
It is likely to remain very icy, with the possibility of more snow (see Additional Information below).
On the day of the report the biggest issue was areas of ice across the paths. These areas were present at all heights on the mountain, causing the most significant difficulty on the PyG/Miners' path in a number of places between about 750m and 1000m, the Llanberis path around the old stables about 980m, as well as a number of places around Allt Moses on the Llanberis path, between Pen y Pass and Bwlch y Moch on the PyG path and a number of other places.
There was also slippery compacted snow on the path below Bwlch Glas and between Bwlch Glas and the summit on the Llanberis, Cwellyn, Mwynwyr and PyG paths.
A cold but sunny day, with light winds.
Seasonally appropriate walking clothing, including lights.
Carrying snow goggles (such as ski goggles) will protect the eyes from cold winds and drifting snow, making it easier to see in order to travel more safely on the mountain.
Carrying an ice axe and some form of crampons will give you options to stay safe on the mountain where snow or ice are present.
On the day of Friday's report the forecast suggests that temperatures on the summit will remain below freezing throughout the period until the next report on Tuesday, with temperatures as low as -6˚C (feeling as low as with -13˚C in the wind) currently forecast at the summit. It is likely to be very cold and icy at all heights across the mountain, and it is also possible that more snow will develop. With showers of snow and wind predicted, and with snow lying on the mountain periods of very poor visibility are possible, making it difficult or impossible to see the paths as snow falls or is carried by the wind. On the day of the report these periods of very poor visibility look most likely on Saturday and Monday afternoon.