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Snowdon, and a cuppa.

11°C, rain easing, but when you start to relax, down it comes. Up early, woken by cuckoos. Put the tent away while slightly drier, but it’s still drenched. The car tyre is flat after last night’s re-inflation. It didn’t hold. … Continue reading

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Crafllyn site: Rhyd Ddu

16°C, clouding over. Rain in the west. Heading for Snowden. Left work early and aiming for a camp in the village. The plan is to meet Chris and Em in the early morning to climb Snowdon. We’re taking a route … Continue reading

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Ready with new kit.

Morning drizzle, 17°C, brighter this afternoon? Bivvy: the tarp and bivvy combination look okay, they were easy enough to set up. The idea is to go up Snowdon and make camp up there tonight. Just hope I don’t forget to … Continue reading

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Snowdon, arrived.

17°C, Clear with light W. Betws-y-Coed: used my DofE discount card to buy some kit. Firstly, an expedition rucksack. After trying on many, I got the Lowe Alpine 65 litre. It seemed to fit the best. Next, a Rab bivvy … Continue reading

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Moel Hebog

20°C, Cloudy till later, strong wind on summit. Moel Lefn: walked into cloud but the route was easy enough to find if you check the compass often enough. There are 3 summits on this ridge walk; the last- the highest, … Continue reading

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Snow on Snowdon

+5° @ ground, -6° at summit. Started this morning not sure whether I would attempt the summit. So we started off, after a lengthy breakfast, at 11.30. At each stage I was encouraged by conditions. So up we went. The … Continue reading

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Gwynant morning.

-3°C, clear, calm. Coldest morning that I have ever woken to in a tent. The water bladder is a slush-puppy inside and the tap is frozen. I cleared it but it’s glazed over again now. However, it’s a dazzling beautiful … Continue reading

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Nant Gwynant

upto 21°C, still & no cloud Just got back. It was great, but I’ve brought a cold with me. It’s been strange, it came on tentatively on the drive there. But it held back for quite a few days, drawing … Continue reading

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Yr Wyddfa, Carneddeau & Rhinoggs

14-19°C, Sunburn, rain, fog & gales Sunday, Yr Wyddfa: (Mt Snowdon, 1085m) and Yr Aran (745m): Got up when I woke (5am), then drove to The western slopes of Mt Snowdon. Started the climb at 10.30. Parked at Ryd Ddu … Continue reading

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