Y Garn (Glyderau)

Coordinates: 53°06′54″N 4°02′54″W / 53.11503°N 4.04837°W / 53.11503; -4.04837
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Y Garn
Y Garn from Tryfan. Llyn Bochlwyd and Llyn Idwal are in the foreground, and Elidir Fawr to the right.
Highest point
Elevation947 m (3,107 ft)
Prominence236 m (774 ft)
Parent peakGlyder Fawr
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Welsh 3000s, Nuttall, Furth
English translationthe cairn
Language of nameWelsh
PronunciationWelsh: ˈɡarn]
LocationSnowdonia, Wales
OS gridSH630595
Topo mapOS Landranger 115
Listed summits of Y Garn (Glyderau)
Name Grid ref Height Status
Foel-goch 831 m (2,726 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall

Y Garn is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, part of the Glyderau.

It is one of the Welsh 3000s — the 15 summits in Wales over 3,000 feet (914.4 metres) in height. It is the tenth-highest peak in Wales. Moderate snow accumulations can take place on the western-sloping side of the mountain from October to May.

The south-westerly side of the mountain slopes gently down to the Nant Peris valley. The other, north-easterly side is of a different character, consisting of two steep-sided cwms, Cwm Clyd and Cwm Cywion, and finally Llyn Idwal and Ogwen Cottage. Along the ridge to the north lies Elidir Fawr, while to the south-east is the top of the Twll Du and Glyder Fawr.[1]

In 2011 three people were walking on Y Garn when they went over a cornice overhanging a ridge. About 50 metres of snow collapsed when the cornice gave way creating an avalanche and a person died when they fell 150 metres.[2]

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  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
  2. ^ "Walker dies in avalanche on Y Garn in Snowdonia". BBC. 18 December 2011. Archived from the original on 18 July 2022. Retrieved 18 July 2021.

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53°06′54″N 4°02′54″W / 53.11503°N 4.04837°W / 53.11503; -4.04837