"Two Nights on Glyder Fawr"

Name of traveller

Herr Hahn (c.1882-19??)

Reason for travel

  • mountaineering

Date of travel

May 1908

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
  • recreation:
    • 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
  • terrain:
    • 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

newspaper interview


[Hahn] and Anonymous. "Two Nights on Glyder Fawr." Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald and North and South Wales Independent (22 May 1908): 8. Print.