What it Takes to Look After a Mountain
Although we like to make it look like the mountain manages itself, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes on Snowdon. The 450,000 walkers a year ascending on foot to the highest point in Wales bring huge benefits to the local area, but also huge pressures. As Snowdonia National Park Wardens our job is to look after the mountain and the people who use it. We protect the landscape and wildlife but also work to ensure that the people who visit the mountain have a great time.
Here’s a few facts on how much people-power it take to look after Snowdon:
- 1 x full time Warden
- 1 x full time assistant Warden
- 1 x seasonal warden
- 1 x Pen y Pass site manager
- 1 x Pen y Pass car park attendant
- 8 x footpath workers full time through the summer months
- 20 x volunteer wardens
Phew! And that’s just the staff and volunteers who work for Snowdonia National Park!
Here are some pics of some of the things we get up to day to day on the mountain: