Monday, 18 June 2012

Welsh 15 Peaks

Over an extended weekend that started on Friday, the plan was to walk the Welsh 15 peaks. I met Mike, John, Ginny, Jo and Camilla on the Thursday evening to chat about the event and the Weather forecast, which was less the perfect.  Everyone was still extremely keen to crack on and do our best.

Friday was an extremely wet and windy journey across the Cardeddeu.  Despite the weather we made good time, and once you got going surviving in your hood was not that bad.  Some would disagree.
Head down and dig in on day 1

Extreme wet on the Carneddeu
Saturday was apocalyptic!  The river Llugwy was over flowing into the surrounding fields and hand filled the bottom carpark of the hotel.  Despite this we went out to see what we could achieve.  We made a good, but unbelievably wet traverse of Tryfan, which was more a mountain of stream up the North ridge.  Everyone opted to bail after they were soak to their skin, so back for an early coffee and well deserved piece of cake.

Starting up the North Ridge

Ginny showing what she thinks of the conditions on Tryfan

Jo and John soak to their bones

The weather was a total switch on Sunday.  Dry, bright and sunny.  This made the traverse of Crib Coch and around to Snowdon a pleasure.  Everyone enjoyed the challenge and left on a high.  A great way to finish a wild weekend.
Making good progress across Crib Coch

1 comment:

Mike Dakin said...

Here's hoping for better weather when we do a re-run of the second day in mid Sept - - all the best Mike