"Two Nights on Glyder Fawr"
Name of traveller
Herr Hahn (c.1882-19??)
Reason for travel
Date of travel
The night seemed very long, but day broke again, and I found a hole made for the sheep, and I got through. Then the fog lifted gradually, and I saw I was not very far from the hotel. (Hahn qtd. by Anonymous 8)
- agriculture: reference to a dry stone wall with a creephole to allow passage for sheep near the foot of Glyder Fawr
- diet: sustains himself with pieces of chocolate
- description of the perils of recreational mountain climbing in adverse weather conditions
- waits over night for a rescue mission to arrive near the summit of Glyder Fawr after having broken his leg
- is eventually rescued two days later near Pen Y Gwryd Hotel
- reference to a search party that had been sent out during the night of the accident, but returned to the hotel without finding Hahn
- rocky terrain around Glyder Fawr; rolling boulders adding to the danger of the terrain
- sudden change of weather conditions around Glyder Fawr; heavy rain, wind, fog
- gets lost in the thick fog
- compare with a less detailed report and interview published a day before
- Welsh translation: "Dwy noson ar y Glyder." Yr Herald Cymraeg (26 May 1908): 5. Print.
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Nationality of traveller
Language of publication
English; translation: Welsh
Gender of traveller
Type of publication
[Hahn] and Anonymous. "Two Nights on Glyder Fawr." Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald and North and South Wales Independent (22 May 1908): 8. Print.