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How a Welsh hill became a mountain

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Still Waters

Two Welshmen went up a hill, but came down a mountain.

That's because Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams are surveyors who found a Snowdonia hill was in fact a mountain.

While Foel Penolau is over the 2,000ft (609.6m) required to be a mountain, the minimum drop between the col - the lowest point on a ridge between two peaks - and summit was under 98ft.

The pair have found that the drop has now increased to 104.6ft, and is therefore a mountain.

As a result of the survey, Foel Penolau has been included in the list of Hewitts - hills in England, Wales or Ireland over 2,000ft high which have a minimum drop of 98ft.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46441129

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Foel Penolau – P30 Hewitt and Simm status confirmed

http://mappingmountains.blogspot.com/

 

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Essan

It's still a hill ;)  Just a separate hill rather than a subsidiary summit according to a specific list.  

The H in HEWITT does not stand for mountain ;)

Personally I consider an individual hill to need a reascent of 500ft so it's all academic

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Doug1o29

The American Mountain Club requires a 200-foot minimum drop.  But that's America - this is Wales.

Doug

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Avalanche

A knoll?

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