- Snowdon – Anyone been up this weekend?
highclimber, i’d be REALLY grateful for updates. I have a self guided charity walk over tryfan, the glyders to penypass snowdon, cown the watkins and down to beddgelert, with some mountain novices. Have done a low level walk from capel curig to dolwyddelan, over to llyn gwynant and down to beddgelert. Just in case.Posted 5 years ago
I have a self guided charity walk over tryfan, the glyders to penypass snowdon, cown the watkins and down to beddgelert, with some mountain novices
That’s a VERY long walk for novices! I was camping in the Moelwyns last night and it was very warm, extremely windy but completely devoid of any snow below 450m.Posted 5 years agobrooessMember
I’m a bit worried.
Listen to your instincts – they sound good… if you weren’t worried you’d be showing poor judgement IMO.
That route is 2/3 of the Welsh 3000’s which is a serious proposition for experienced people (I’m told most people fail on their first attempt)
Tryfan doesn’t have a walking path like Snowdon – so the nav and the going underfoot are challenging for a novice, let alone with everything else to follow.
I would seriously consider a shorter route – if your training sessions (good idea) have left them battered then that’s probably given you some insight into their hill fitness. I’m a runner as well as hill walker and the fitness – both physical and mental – are quite different. Being good runners does not mean they’ll do well on the hill.
I would do something shorter, see how they enjoy it and build up to the longer route over time. Beasting them for their first big trip in the mountains may well put them off for life…Posted 5 years ago
saturday the 20th. Looking at a 8.30 am start. I have told them that if there’s still snow on any part of the route we’ll call it off and walk at lower altitude. My boss would kill me if i didn’t come back with all of them. Staying at st curigs friday and saturday so will be out for a few pints prob both night.
You’re more than welcome to join us (unless you’re some kind of ‘the hills have eyes’ type for any of the distance. Email is in profile.
StevePosted 5 years ago
I was walking below Crib Goch and around Pen Y Pass today. there not much snow left in great quantity but some larger patches higher up that were mostly broken where once it was plastered. it was favourably warm but quite windy making it feel a lot colder.
Steve, I have emailed you re. this weekend coming. .Posted 5 years ago
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