I did Muckish Mountain via the north face miner's track in Donegal, Ireland with my then-girlfriend one January.
Neither of us winter-equipped in terms of skills or equipment. Precipitous, narrow icy tracks leading up. Got far enough up to realise our mistake but also far enough to not risk descent and so kept going to the top. Made it just as cloud was closing in, too.
Took the easier longer tourist route back down for most part, all in one piece, thankfully.
Gained a nice wee tale to tell - and hopefully not embellish - as well as the lesson NOT to winter walk without appropriate gear.
Not done Helvellyn via SE, but imagine it would be at least twice as hard and dangerous.
Hi fellas, new to the forum,but thinking of tackling clogwyn with a couple of pals end of april. Just wondered if you think protection is essential on this route? Have climbed a couple of grade 3s in the area without,the last of which was the cenfion arete. Has anyone climbed both and if so how do they compare? Cheers.
I'm going to be in Snowdonia from (hopefully) midday April 27 - May 7 inc. Would be interested in at least doing the walk-in with you guys. Hoping to do the (alleged) grade 2 line unroped, weather permitting. If you would like to hook up - or rather, have me tag along for a bit - then message me via OM and I'll send you my mobile no. If you manage to get it done before, would appreciate any tips, advice you can offer.