Tag Archives: Cwm Idwal

#189 – Snow time in Snowdonia – The Glyderau

As time in the mountains has been a bit restricted again, here’s another post from the archives – this is from April 2013.  Bring on the snow! Llyn Bochlwyd frozen, with Glyder Fach behind and to the left (JB)

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#156 – Y Garn and Foel Goch in the Glyderau

After my recent Carneddau trip (see post #155) I had checked the map and realised that I had passed close to several aircraft crash sites on the route – most of these date back to WW2, when training flights sometimes … Continue reading

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#145 – More wanderings in the Glyderau – Seniors Ridge with the dog.

The great thing about living in or near a mountain area is that you get to know it well.  25 years living in Cumbria left me with loads of good memories and a good knowledge of the Lake District – … Continue reading

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#106 – ” …. Sack it to me ….!”

My wife doesn’t understand me (as the saying goes).  Is it so difficult to understand that an outdoors chap needs more than one rucksack?  Well, this one does anyway.  I’m also a ‘label’ man – I tend to stick with … Continue reading

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#87 – Cwm Idwal … The morning after!!

The A5 London to Holyhead road is one of Britain’s busiest arterial highways.  Starting near Marble Arch in London, it follows what was once a vital transport link from the capital to Holyhead and the sea crossing to Dublin.  The … Continue reading

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#4 – Would you like some ice with that?

What a week!  One of my excursions included sub-zero temperatures where I was glad I was wearing my down jacket, and with a perceptible avalanche risk and so much ice that I regretted not wearing crampons……….Yes, shopping at ASDA can … Continue reading

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#3 – “You can’t always get what you want”. (The Rolling Stones)

Friday 3rd December – The idea was to walk the east part of the Nantlle Ridge in Snowdonia.  The last time I did this the mist was down for the first and most interesting part of the walk, so I … Continue reading

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