The Snowdon Horseshoe
The rocks that form Snowdon were produced by volcanoes in the Ordovician period, and the massif has been extensively sculpted by glaciation, forming the pyramidal peak of Snowdon and the arêtes of Crib Goch and Y Lliwedd.
The cliff faces on Snowdon, including Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, are significant for rock climbing, and the mountain was used by Edmund Hillary in training for the 1953 ascent of Mount Everest.
Hillary and Norgay Climb Mount Everest (1953): After years of dreaming about it and seven weeks of climbing, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, at 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953.
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I love this area of North Wales greatly, the towering mountains are just awesome and I never tire of painting them. This painting is for sale, £245.00, for details of how you can buy this painting please contact me using the following link. Contact the artist. Be sure to mention your enquiry is about the The Snowdon Horseshoe.
The painting is not mounted or framed, the frame and mount you see here is for display purposes only. The image here is an accurate reproduction of all colours in the painting.