Monday, 1 November 2010

the weekend

In a moment of madness on Saturday morning we decided to climb Snowdon. It was meant to brighten up in the afternoon. It did not. Through hail and icy rain we toiled up the Pyg track from Pen-y-Pass, reaching the summit in roughly two and a half hours. We couldn't see a damn thing from the top: not a sausage. I was in danger of getting frostbite in my fingers because of my damp gloves, I couldn't feel the front of my thighs for the cold... but it was GOOD. It felt great just getting to the top, and the descent via the Miners' path was relatively easy. We will try it again in spring on a day when the weather has been forecast to be crystal clear.

The view from the Pyg track going up - you can see the walkers on the steep descent of the Miners' track from here.

Somewhere up on the top right of this picture, hidden behind that cloud, is the summit of Snowdon, with Y Lliwedd on the left. We are standing at the bottom of the descent on the Miners' track looking back at the mountain.

Needless to say, we took it easy on Sunday :-) Hope you had a good weekend too!

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