Let me guess, North Wales

The last of the 3000 footers

Friday glorious weather and a scramble up Tryfan for Dave E, Tony, Tav and Neil where Neil did a great impression of a limpet. Telling us about half way up that he was a little scared of heights was a bit too late.

Tav and Tony pressed onto Glydwyr Fach and Glydwr Fawr and a descent via devils kitchen.

Saturday and the last of the 15 3000's footers beckoned. After the obligatory get lost in a field and backtrack we trudged several miles up a very windy valley before shouldering up Yr Elen. Cookie and Tony took the vertical way up whilst the rest of us got blown around the shoulder.

The wind at the top was pretty scary and necessitated a crawl to the summit. But we'd done it - the last of the Welsh 3000 footers bagged!

North Wales


Snowdon, nearly

In the pub on the Friday night Dave E suggested options for a warm up walk on the Friday, Moel Siabob, Cnicht, Tryfan....... So on Friday morning we set out for Tryfan, not really having explained to Lucy that it was a continuous scramble. The weather made for an inauspicious start, with rain and hail within two mins of leaving the car. But it dried up as we scrambled, Dave coaxed Lucy up and the scramble to the summit confirmed it as may favourite mountain.

The others joined us that night but by Saturday the weather had turned, with heavy rain and hi-winds. The original plan for Crib Goch was abandoned in favour of the Pyg Track up Snowdon. Even that was to prove too much though, Peter had woken up with a sore back that was deteriorating, the weather was getting worse so it was time to head back to the pub.

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