Monthly Archives: November 2012

#105 – Lost in the Clwydian Hills

My local hills, the Clwydian Range, are not the highest hills in Wales by a long way, though it’s the first high ground you drive through as you enter North Wales from England.  The highest summit is Moel Famau (see … Continue reading

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#104 –A short jog over the Pennine Moors! – ‘Spine Race’ training weekend in the Yorkshire/Lancashire Pennines

By any stretch of the imagination, completing the Pennine Way on foot is going to be a challenge.  It’s 268 miles (431 kms) of rough, boggy terrain along the backbone of England, exposed to the worst weather that an English … Continue reading

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#103 – Ski mountaineering in Snowdonia – in November?!!

It’s not often you can have a skiing day in Snowdonia in November – it’s probably such a rare event that it just doesn’t happen.  It didn’t happen last weekend either, but the next best thing did – a ski-mountaineering … Continue reading

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#102 – Arenig Fach – Another Welsh mountain gem (or should that be a rough diamond?)

It seemed like a good idea.  Six weeks earlier Chris and I had walked Rhinog Fawr (post #95) and after being seduced by a forecast of fine weather, I had gone out two days later and walked a much longer … Continue reading

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