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Three-metre high ice sculpture placed on Snowdon's peak

Ice sculpture on Snowdon Image copyright Skycam Wales
Image caption The ice had to be kept in a freezer in the cafe on the summit to stop it from melting

A three-metre high ice maiden has been placed on the summit of Snowdon.

More than 1,500kg of ice was taken up by the mountain railway to Wales' highest spot.

The ice had to be rushed in and out of the summit cafe freezer to stop it from melting as it was being carved.

Welsh women's charity Chwarae Teg created the ice maiden as part of its Agile Nation project to promote opportunities for women in work.

Pictures of the sculpture have just been released, after it stood on the summit for a night last month.

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Image caption Sculptors from the Ice Academy in Cwmbran, Torfaen carved the sculpture
Image copyright Chwarae Teg
Image caption The sculpture was taken to the top of Snowdon
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Image caption Women's charity Chwarae Teg built the statue to promote gender equality at work
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Image caption The sculpture stood on the summit for a night

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