SAQM, (sorry to the OP, going a bit off topic... briefly), there's quite a lot of product info available on the main site, http://trekkertent.com//index.html but none of it's available once you get to the shop part of the site, which I agree isn't great.
(As to the thing sticking out of the Edge, it's a guyline that's been photoshopped out of that version of the image.)
I'm puzzled by the avalanche report, Kate (checking it out as we're heading to Snowdonia tomorrow). I've read the Grough report too, and above the zig-zags really doesn't make much sense (on Grough it states "the incident about 200m above the interchange where paths meet the mountain railway"), since a) the interchange is at 1000m and the summit 1085m, so "200m above" would be quite something!, b) that would suggest the last section by the railway, which would probably be described as the Llanberis path, c) if it is there then it's hard to imagine quite where an avalanche could occur, and d) if it was somewhere alongside the railway, why would they stretcher the casualty down to Glaslyn for the helicopter?
If, on the other hand, it should have read "about 200m below the interchange" then everything else begins to make a lot more sense.
Whatever though, I hope the guy recovers ok, and from the report it certainly does look nice and snowy, which will make a welcome change from the mud and quagmires we've been walking through so far this year
Yes there is. It starts just down the Beddgelert direction from the road junction, after the first parking zone on the rhs, and it leads up to a gate at the corner of the Pen y Pass car park. It stays off the road the whole way and it's very easy to follow, you really can't go wrong.
As to parking, it's a tale of two counties. Immediately near the Pen y Gwyrd it's Gwynedd - they charge for parking in the marked, engineered areas at the roadside, and ticket anybody who parks on the verge if they leave so much as a mm of tyre across the white line on the road. About 400m towards Capel you pass into Conwy and they're much more relaxed, so the couple of laybys beyond the county sign are free, and you're much more likely to be ok on the verge (I hesitate to say fine but I've never seen any tickets on the Conwy side, and we park there quite regularly.)