Snowdon is the most visited mountain in Britain. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Snowdon is the most visited mountain in Britain. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

People heading for Wales’s highest peak can now view up-to-date information on conditions on the mountain.

Live wind and temperature readings from the summit of Snowdon can be seen on a new website, along with other information and a webcam feed.

An estimated 600,000 people make the ascent of the mountain each year, an increase of about 20 per cent on the number climbing the peak five years ago. Numbers continue to rise, leading to pressure on the volunteers of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, which covers the area.

Snowdonia National Park Authority, the British Mountaineering Council and Natural Resources Wales have collaborated in the Snowdon Live project in an effort to encourage walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts to prepare themselves for their ascent.

An authority spokesperson said: “In the mountains of Snowdonia the weather can change quickly.

“Data from the Met Office shows that users are most likely to check the forecast two or three days in advance and many don’t check at all. By the time people arrive the forecast may have changed dramatically and the weather will also be very different at the summit compared with people’s starting point.”

The authority is also encouraging walkers to follow the AdventureSmart advice: do I have the right gear? Do I have the knowledge and skills for the day? Do I know what the weather will be like?

The new website details any weather warnings, summit windchill temperature and sunset times.

Details are on the Snowdon Live website.

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