Huge Queues & No Social Distancing by Climbers on Wales' Snowdon

Images of huge queues and no social distancing by climbers on Snowdon were seen this weekend. 

Hundreds of people were tightly queued up to reach the summit of Snowdon over the weekend. People were queuing for over an hour to reach the top.

Images were captured showing an enormous line of people making their way up to Wales’ largest mountain.

The director of the Snowdonia Society said there had been a ‘phenomenal’ number of people visiting the mountain since lockdown restrictions were eased in July.

One regular climber said: ‘ There was no social distancing up there at all, and there was a lot of litter.’

John Harold, who is the director of the Snowdonia Society, told BBC Radio Wales: “It is extraordinary in the context of social distancing. But in another way, it is not extraordinary at all, queues for the summit of Snowdon are a very familiar feature for those involved in managing the mountain.

“This year we have seen spectacular numbers of people since lockdown was eased at the start of July. On the weekends, we have seen phenomenal numbers.

“We need to get the message across, not just about social distancing, what we need is more sustainable and safer tourism.

“We have got questions about pressures on our hotspots. What we really need is a whole new set of communications getting the right messages about safety and responsible behaviour. ”


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