Garnedd Ugain (right) and Snowdon (left)
|Elevation||1,065 m (3,494 ft)|
|Prominence||72 m (236 ft)|
|Listing||Hewitt, Welsh 3000s, Nuttall|
|Translation||Cairn of the Twenty (Welsh)|
|Pronunciation||Welsh: [ˈɡarnɛð ˈɨɡain]|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 115|
|Listed summits of Garnedd Ugain|
|Llechog||718 m (2,356 ft)||sub Hewitt, Nuttall|
Garnedd Ugain, often referred to as "Crib-y-Ddysgl", is a mountain in Wales that forms part of the Snowdon Massif. It is the second highest peak in Wales, and lies just under one kilometre north of the summit of Snowdon itself.
It is part of the Snowdon Horseshoe route, being linked to Crib Goch via the col at Bwlch Coch, and to Snowdon summit via the col at Bwlch Glas. It is also linked to Cwm Glas to the northeast via a steep arete called Clogwyn y Person, which joins the main Crib y Ddysgl ridge about 500m east of the summit.
The web pages of the Welsh Mountaineering Club suggest that the name could also be a corruption of "Carnedd Wgon", and so named after the prince Wgon sung of by Dafydd ap Gwilym or possibly after the 13th-century poet Gwgon Brydydd.
- Steve Ashton (1992). Scrambles in Snowdonia. Cicerone Press. ISBN 1-85284-088-9.
- See . (NB "Gwgon" becomes "Wgon" under soft mutation.)
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