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Mountain confirmed as over 1,000 metres

Posted 21 September 2010
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Mountain confirmed as over 1,000 metres
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Glyder Fawr is over 1,000 metres after all, it has been confirmed.

A GPS survey of the Snowdonia mountain last month by hill sleuths Graham Jackson, John Barnard and Myrddyn Phillips - now operating as G and J surveys - revealed the height to be 1,000.8 metres (3,283 ft), not the 999 metres previously marked on Ordnance Survey maps.

Ordnance Survey has confirmed it has accepted the reading, made using equipment capable of far greater accuracy than its own surveys, just as it did when the trio helped confirm Glyder Fawr's near-neighbour Tryfan was over 3,000 ft earlier this year.

Those donning running shoes may now find the Welsh 1,000m Peaks Race is a lot harder with another mountain to add, as there are now five Welsh peaks in the super mountain league.

The 1,000 metre-plus list also includes over 130 in Scotland, although the latter country's number may be tested by future work from G & J.

One of these may be Meall Greigh near Loch Tay, which is listed at 1,001 metres, while others include the 999 metre Stob Ban in the Mamores range.

Posted by Elaine Arthur