Yeah. I read that. Interesting that there a focussed move to warn about "microspikes" in recent weeks.
Yet, for me, there's still an ambiguity in the terminology surrounding terrain. In my example would the pyg route be considered a "trail" , certainly I'm reading about packed snow being an issue on it. I don't recall any "traversing" or steep slopes (zig zags being the worst bit?). Which could lead me to think that spikes (and mine are slightly beefier Hillsound ones) would be suitable.
At the end of the day I'm no stranger to turning around and having an extra pint instead, but if I was a bit more gung ho?
Internet advice and warnings are helpful, yet confusing!
Off up to Snowdonia next week, got a day free for a walk. Had originally planned on going up Snowdon, but given I'm going solo and will be using microspikes rather than full on crampons and that I'm reading a fairly continuous stream of warnings about conditions on the mountain am changing my plans. So...my Plan B is to walk the Miners' path up till the zig zags/were it climbs up to join the pyg. Reasonable? Anyone been recently? A worthwhile walk? Alternatively I'm hearing good things about Moel Ellio? How's that in snow/at the moment? I do want a touch of winter conditions in my walk. Have an axe alongside the microspikes and have walked/snowshoed in snow many times before, just conscious of Snowdon's big drops!