This is a good, informative book, but I found it heavy going. The prose is dense. The writer grew up in Manchester, and not in Wales, but has adopted Welsh culture and language. He writes knowledgeably about the mountain. As someone else wrote below, it's not for anyone who wants a quick introduction to the Snowdon area. Also, I just don't get why he has to include Welsh poems with no translations, when it's an English language book, for heaven's sake. It's very interesting to see the poems but also to know what they mean if you don't speak Welsh. Worth reading if you are really interested in mountain literature. And I know it's in Wales..thanks Jim. I have a strong feeling that one or two of these positive reviews are by the author and his mates. Or are they?