Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light

The Skiing Trip....

Day 1 - Sgurr a Bhastair

A really challenging but rewarding day as we headed into the Black Cullins and the famous ridge. A boggy start from the Sligachan Hotel before we started to climb properly following a stream. The usual dodgy navigation (from Tav) saw us precariously cross a very narrow plank across the stream (about 10 foot above it) only to realise once everyone was across that the true route was on the side we'd just left! Two opportunities for Cookie to take the plunge and he declined both. Once all safely back on the right side of the stream we proceeded up to a windy col below Sgurr a Bhastair.

The route then got really interesting, with a challenging scramble onto the summit. The views of the snow capped ridge ahead were awesome at this point. The top gave way to a very narrow ridge that we picked our way across carefully. And then.....

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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!

Guess Where, North Wales

A stroll with a view

A repeat of a previous walk in 2007 but one in which this time we had a view. Stunning views from the top of all three mountains.

And North Wales again

The day it stopped raining

A gorgeous days walking, perfect weather. The views from the top of Y-Garn must be among the best in Snowdonia looking over at Cribb Goch, the Glyderau and the Carneddau.

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