Is it safe with large rucksack?
1) Hi and welcome
2) The PYG track is not nice
3) If you feel confident moving with your pack on then it shouldn't be a problem. You need to be able to reach above you and look up, the pack should be not too wide and I'd avoid having kit hanging off that can get in the way as well.
Yes - not that you'd often see me with a 60+ litre pack...
ed h wrote (see)
'Zat you then, Ed? You share my hair stylist it seems
I go with the cache your gears somewhere.
But otherwise I would say it depends On your own abilities and confidence, but it isnt as bad as people say - though I dont personally rate it in fact after 3 visits I still dont like it.
Maybe worth searching how people compare it to other ridge walks you may have done.
That bastard Skip wrote (see)
ed h wrote (see)'Zat you then, Ed? You share my hair stylist it seems
Skip, I though that was you !!!! Any way I recommend your stylist
Robert - yes, I camped just on the edge of the forestry on the N.E. side of Llynau Diwaunydd on my ML training expedition. Really nice spot trashed by chavs, a lot of rubbish around, but the weather was horrible so there was a preference for the shelter of the forestry and we were able to find a spot a decent distance from the mess.
btw - I'm sure that photo of ed had been rotated clockwise by several degrees
Metric Kate wrote (see)
Simo wrote (see)
........ I would of thought the weight would be an issue more than the size I wouldn't fancy it with anything really heavy like 20kg.
But people do mountains a lot bigger with heavier packs than that, I do 3-4 day trips in Scotland across similar terrain, typically carrying 12-15kg depending on time of year.
The OP should be able to get a reasonable packweight give that he can re-supply fairly often.
Just a thought, there are some cracking pictures of Crib Goch in the Scrambling article in this quarters Summit magazine.
I'm always aware of my sail area on exposed ridges - Crib Goch do get blowy at times.
You don't sound too confident (better than over confident!) so if you can cache your pack safely I'd say good idea.
Enjoy your trip. Probably not the best choice of phrase.
Robert Browne wrote (see)
Should be an interesting trip, all 15 of Snowdonia's 3000s and a few more peaks just for kicks.
Depends a bit on your defiintion of 'mountain' but there are now 16 x 3000's - Castell y Gwynt has just 50ft of prominence above the surrounding plateau of Glyder Fach and although it doesn't seem like a real mountain, it's certainly worth including in the Glyder traverse.
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