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Glasgwm

English/Welsh

Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
Altitude
779 m (2555 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
SH83681948
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
n/a
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
1
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Meaning
Head of the green Valley
 

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  124   Dolgellau & Porthmadog
  125   Bala & Lake Vyrnwy, Berwyn
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

 Description
Glasgwm (2500ft+) , in the Snowdonia National Park (Wales), is a domed mountain standing NW of Cwm Cywarch. Its SE slopes facing the Cwm form an impressive craggy face (Craig Cywarch); but above and beyond this lies a wide expanse of gently-sloping moor with a small tarn, Llyn y Fign, just 100m S of the summit.

Its ascent from Cywarch makes a pleasant afternoon round walk; or it may be coupled with its loftier neighbour Aran Fawddwy (2500ft+) in a longer full day excursion.

Hazards you may encounter on Glasgwm include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
Picture Gallery for Glasgwm

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Snowdonia
by MWIS (PDF format)
Snowdonia
by Met Office
Cader Idris
by Metcheck
Glasgwm Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Glasgwm.

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 Routes that include Glasgwm
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1075 m 13.71 km 4.5 hrs Aran Fawddwy and Glasgwm  Long round walk mostly on easily-graded tracks, passing close to crags. A fence is followed across 4km of featureless moor between Aran Fawddwy and Glasgwm simplifying navigation in mist. Not Yet Rated 
 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Glasgwm

 Baggers Gallery for Glasgwm

Me beside the summit cairn on Glasgwm.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
 
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