The Frontera was removed from its position close to the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Photo: Jeff Buck CC-BY-SA-2.0

The Frontera was removed from its position close to the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Photo: Jeff Buck CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man who is alleged to have driven a 4×4 to within a few hundred yards of Snowdon’s summit faced a fresh charge when he appeared in court today.

Craig Williams, 39, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, was charged with dangerous driving at Caernarfon Magistrates.

He had previously been charged by North Wales Police with driving a vehicle on common land or moorland or land not part of a road but the more serious charge was put to him after a review of evidence.

Mr Williams did not enter a plea and was granted unconditional bail to appear before the court again on 7 October.

The charges follow the discovery of a maroon Vauxhall Frontera pickup near the Snowdon Mountain Railway, 400m from the 1,085m (3,560ft) summit of Wales’s highest mountain on 4 September.

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