Snowdon, anyone fancy it?
The unsettled and very windy theme continues, with frequent blustery showers pushing in from the Irish Sea throughout the day. Some of the showers could be heavy and thundery, and merge into bands of showers at times. Upland gales throughout the day, perhaps reaching storm force across the highest summits and ridges at times.
Yeah, thanks for that grum. I’ve got one eye on the Met Office forcast but I’m still gonna go. Its not like they never get it wrong!!! I’ll take a view when I’m there and if it’s not on there’s always Coed y Brenin/The Marin/Penmachno etc but realisticly, I’d sort of expect ‘weather’. It is North Wales in late October!Posted 4 years ago
Chrism110 if you enter Rhyd Ddu into google maps it’ll take you there. Other navigational aides are available!! The car park is on the A4085 south of the junction with the B4418. It’s no more than 2 miles away from the start of the Rangers path.
Darkside email me on j[underscore]calvert[at]sky[dot]com Pesky spam bots!! Not even sure if that does any good but I’m sure you can work that out
Weather not looking great but I’m defo still going and I’ll take a view once therePosted 4 years agoDark SideMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
Agree with everything said so far. Although we probably pushed/carried for as much as we rode it was a most excellent adventure! The spirit it was entered into was also what made it and all of us should take a pat on the back for that. I dont think I’ve ever been out in such a foul conditions!
The summit is there somewhere!!Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Snowdon, anyone fancy it?’ is closed to new replies.