First time in Welsh Wales
Spent last week based in Llanberis, Monday and Tuesday was spent on an ML refresher with Paul Poole, top bloke, then a few days walking on my own.
The refresher went well so I will be going for assessment early next year, on Wednesday I did Snowdon via the South Ridge, which was very quiet, I didn't see anyone until I got the the Cafe. I then headed down the Watkins path, which was interesting, the top is a bit confused in poor visibility, not helped by finding someone who informed me he had come up the miners path!
Lower down, visibility improved and I got buzzed by a chopper a few times, it always concerns me that they might be looking for me.
Thursday was spent going up the North Ridge, Tryfan and the Glyders, I missed out Bristly ridge as I didn't think I had another scramble in my legs. The descent down into Idwal was a real thigh buster, so I was pleased to get to the car.
Friday was a short day as I was flying back from Manchester, so I decided to go part way up the Pyg Track and come back down the Miners track. I went up until I ran out of time, getting to about 850m before heading back. On the way down I was hit by driving rain and was a bit damp by the time I got to the car.
For a first time walking in the area it was great, I'll definately be back it is about the same travel time from Manchester airport as the Lakes and has a very different feel to it.
Kelvin, Paul is indeed great company, I'm hoping that he will be working on my ML assessment next year.
Thanks Kate, it was a good trip, difficult to get hill fit on Guernsey so I can still feel my legs now. South Ridge was very pleasant and I got some views on the way back and Tryfan and the Glyders was all that was promise.
If I could get OM to work I would upload some photos.
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