Wednesday, 28 March 2012


I met Glyno at Northop and he drove us to the Ogwen Valley where we met Julian for a day of scrambling in the Glyderau.Starting at the large lay by we walked down the road to Ogwen Cottage and took the path that lead's into Cwm Idwal.We walked to the left of the lake and about two third's of the length of it located a faint path that rose steeply into the Nameless Cwm,in just over 1 mile we rose about 1,000 feet and we took our top layer off as it was a glorious sunny day,if a bit hazy.

In the Cwm we walked across to the bottom of Senior's Ridge and started to climb.After 10 minutes we looked below and spotted a lone walker with a collie dog,he was wearing short's,a t-shirt,trainer's and had no bag.He made his way to the foot of the Cneifion Arete and started to climb it.His dog took an easier route for a few hundred feet and met up with him higher up and then they both climbed together and did the whole Arete in under 15 minutes,it was amazing to watch.We carried on scrambling up the ridge with Julian taking a harder route then when he last did it and me and Glyno following,it was a great scramble on very friendly rock.Below is the start of the scramble.

Posing on the way up.

Just over a 1,000 foot scramble we reached level ground a short distance away from the summit of Glyder Fawr.Below the boy's look down on Cwm Idwal.

A quick visit to the summit and we then set off to descend down the Gribin.

We walked over to the top of Cneifion Arete to have a look down.

Losing 1,300 feet in a mile we were soon by the shore of Llyn Bochlwyd.

We now walked up to Bwlch Tryfan where we had our dinner.Suitably replenished we set off up the south ridge of Tryfan for my 33rd visit to it's summit.I could of sat at the summit for hour's,there was no breeze,it was very quiet with not another soul there and very warm in the sun.After taking a few photo's we set off down the west face descending 2,000 feet in just 1 mile.Today's walk was 6.5 mile long with 3,750 feet of ascent.

MILEAGE      128.5
ASCENT       33,300
TOPS            38.

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