Ah yes, wellies on Helvellyn…. I once met a family of 3 just topping out at the Gough Memorial having traversed Striding Edge in winter conditions. Father had boots on, mother Hunter willies (“their designed for things like this”!!!), daughter wore what I can only describe as platform soles trainers. They weren’t impressed that descending Swirral Edge as they planned was not a good idea.
Another fatality earlier this month, the guy was only reported missing from his hotel after two days having gone out alone. I have to say the “edges” aren’t for me even in the summer, I’m surprised so many go up there in these winter conditions and without the proper gear it seems.
Vaguely on topic, I went to the Dinefwr estate near the end of 2013 on a day off after riding in the Peaks and before heading to South Wales, I like castles….Carreg Cennen nearby also worth a look but I don’t recommend slipping on the path down to the caves and dropping your camera zzz
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