Post by Peter Bakwin on Apr 27, 2014 17:48:47 GMT -5
Es Tresidder has the FKT, 1h25m08s set July 20, 2009. Sarah Ridgway has the women's FKT for the Horseshoe, 1h43m20s set in October 1, 2011.
"The Snowdon Horseshoe is one of, if not the best ridge walk in Wales. Although there is not so much height gain as in some of the routes described, the terrain is highly interesting. The route should not be attempted by anyone with a fear of heights, since includes the knife-edge arête of Crib Goch, and for the same reason it should be avoided in high winds, and also in winter unless you are properly equipped and experienced." - From www.walk-snowdonia.co.uk
"The Snowdon Horseshoe is considered one of the UK's greatest ridge traverses with the added bonus of incorporating the highest mountain in Wales, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). The route has compelling logic, following narrow ridge crests encircling an impossibly picturesque glaciated valley. Most people undertake the route as a walk in five to six hours." - From www.myoutdoors.co.uk
Es Tresidder reported running this nearly 12km route (with around 1000m of ascent) in 1h25m08s. He reports the previous record "... of 1hr 26 was based on what the rangers at Pen Y Pass had told me, and was set by Phil Jones, or Phil Conwy (I’m not sure which, as I’ve been told two different names) sometime in the 70s."