Tryfan is a mountain in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, Wales. It forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 metres (3,010 feet) above sea level it is the fifteenth-highest mountain in Wales. The name "Tryfan" is derived from its historical Welsh name of "Tri-faen". "Tri" meaning three and "faen" meaning rocks which makes reference to the 3 rocky humps seen on the mountain's summit.
Between the mid-1980s and June 2010, its accepted height was 915 metres (3,002 ft). However, it was resurveyed using accurate GPS measurements and found to be 2.4 metres (eight feet) higher. Until the 1980s, Ordnance Survey maps gave its height as 917.5 m (3,010 ft), and so the new measurement confirms that the earlier survey was correct.
Tryfan is said to be the final resting-place of Sir Bedivere (Bedwyr) of Arthurian legend.
There's a demading hiking trail (T3) leading to the summit. Tryfan is one of the 17 peaks along the Welsh Three Thousands.
By elevation Tryfan is
# 20 out of 3092 in the Wales Mountains # 20 out of 572 in Snowdonia National Park # 12 out of 265 in Conwy # 20 out of 3083 in Wales
By prominence Tryfan is
# 93 out of 3092 in the Wales Mountains # 35 out of 572 in Snowdonia National Park # 9 out of 265 in Conwy # 93 out of 3083 in Wales
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