Well, four of us braved the very windy wind yesterday and decided to stick to the plan and tackle Snowdon. A rather unconventional route took us up Ranger Path (not by design I hasten to add) dodging the boulder bags as we went. As we got further up it became increasingly evident that the wind was going to make descending Ranger Path foolhardy at best. We got to within spitting distance of the summit and collectively decided that enough was enough, we weren't going any further. A decision reinforced by the fact our bikes were actually being blown off the ground and visibility dropped to a few metres regularly. The wind was so bad walkers were actually lying on the path for fear of being blown over, it really was nuts.
We descended Llanberis path, which was great fun as the number of walkers were at a minimum, the one silver lining of a very grey cloud. Regularly we were blown off line even further down the hill, it created a good few hairy moments and confirmed our decision not to ride Ranger Path as the correct one. We got to the bottom of Llanberis, realised we should have come across Telegraph valley and unanimously decided that getting a taxi around to Rhyd Du was a more palatable notion than riding for another couple of hours. After a £48(!!!!!!!!!!!!!) cab ride we collected the cars, drove back around to Llanberis to collect Chrism110 (who had been charged with looking after the bikes in Llanberis whilst the three drivers collected the cars) and departed in agreement that whilst the ride had been very tough, at times very intimidating and rather expensive with the unplanned cab ride, we had an adventure in the very truest sense.
Thanks to Johnny, Chris and Lawrence for the great company.
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