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Snowdon incident may show why walking boots are best

Posted 5 September 2011
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Snowdon incident may show why walking boots are best
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Those considering making a visit to the highest point in Wales may decide using walking boots is the wisest move after police charged a man over an alleged stunt that left a 4x4 stranded on Snowdon.

A 39-year-old man is facing prosecution for a driving offence after apparently taking the Vauxhall Frontera up the 3,560 ft mountain, with the vehicle getting stuck below the summit, near the Mountain Railway line.

Ian Henderson from Llanberis Mountain Rescue told the BBC: "I'm incredibly surprised that anybody would have the audacity to take a vehicle up on the mountain that way."

Those keen to get up Snowdon can take the mountain railway, although a single ticket up from Llanberis would cost £18.

Walkers can follow a similar route to the railway via the Llanberis Path, but can also head up via the Pyg Track, the Miner's Path, the Snowdon Ranger Path, the Watkin Path and - if they have a head for heights - the precipitous scramble up via Crib Goch.