Tag Archives: Snowdonia

Scrambling on Tryfan.

19°C, warm and muggy, then thunderstorms. Very heavy rain all afternoon. I hiked and scrambled up Tryfan with MapMyRide+! Distance: 4.90km, time: 05:40:00, pace: 69:23min/km, speed: 0.86km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2341404458​ Tryfan’s north ridge was the aim for the day. The route was … Continue reading

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3: Carned y Gribeau and broken bridges.:

9°C. fog and no wind, no change from yesterday. Wild-camp-> end: Woke to more fog and the sound of grouse. The night was utterly silent apart from the gurgling of the spring. Occasional soft drizzle and the odd waft in … Continue reading

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Mountain Leader training.

Day 1; micro-navigation, Day 2: moving on steep ground. We climbed Pen-yr-ole Wen by the route from Llyn Ogwen. Our tutor demonstrated how a rope could be used on the scrambling section to get a group of novices up. Day … Continue reading

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Hill and Moorland:3 (result).

6~ 8°C, light W. Sunny with only 1 shower. it seemed to go well on the hill today. No mistakes and additional skills were cleared easily. The kit check was fine, I even showed off my water filter. The tension … Continue reading

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HML assessment: day 2.

6°C, some sun to begin, snow after lunch turning heavy. I’m starting to enjoy myself now. My leads were ‘spot on’. Again, a couple of errors crept in while following. The Assessor thought my geology presentation was ‘enjoyable’. On the … Continue reading

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Hill and Moorland Assessment:1

6°C, grey start with brisk W, In a double room with a stranger, his name is Dave and he seems okay. I felt a little more than awkward. Kate last evening, I introduced myself to two others in the bar. … Continue reading

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Loop round Llyn Idwal

14°C, strong SW but dry with clear summits. Two mile walk around this familiar lake. We found a dry and surprisingly green landscape. The lip of this corrie whipped up the wind that funneled up the Nant Ffrancen. Though grey, … Continue reading

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Under a tarp.

11°C, brisk W. Just below cloud base. Searched for hours for somewhere to bed down. Now I’m on the Bwlch between Yr Aran and an unnamed hill to the east. Altitude about 500m. Inside the bivvy is warm and the … Continue reading

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All along the Glyders.

12° to 7°C with moderate wind. Up at 6 and set off for breakfast at the pinnacle cafe, Capel Curig. Excellent and at a good price too. Bought a pair of summer gloves for days like today. Nice in the … Continue reading

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Ogwen Valley, Easter.

14~9C, barely any wind, clear. Tonight will get cold. It’s still and quiet here in this valley in North Wales. I got here about three in the afternoon, made camp and decided there was time for a walk. Camp is … Continue reading

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