Sunrise on Snowdon

For our second day in Wales we got up long before dawn to see how far up Snowdon we could get to shoot the sunrise from up high.

Setting off in pitch blackness from the Pen-Y-Pass carpark, we could see isolated dots every so often in the distance heading up the path - a handful of other groups also heading up for sunrise.

A panorama taken from midway up Snowdon before sunrise. The sky is lightening, but the landscape is still dark.
Ed facing away from the camera just before sunrise. He’s got a bright backpack on.
Photo by Chris Natt.
The jagged face of snowdon before sunrise. The mountain has a light dusting of snow on the top.
A sunrise photo taken from midway up Snowdon, facing the sun. There’s a still lake on the bottom, reflecting some of the sunrise.
A panorama of the bowl of Snowdon taken just after sunrise. The right side of the mountain is bathed in orange sunlight, whilst the bowl and left are still in shadow.
The peak of Ylliwedd seen in the distance in shadow.
The summit of snowdon seen from just below. The summit is in shadow with a light dusting of snow.
A ridge leads from the left to the right from Snowdon to the peak of Y Lliwedd.