Scrambling on Snowdon

Recent work commitments for my husband (my walking partner) meant a trip to Liverpool, so I tagged along too and we arranged a short walking trip to Snowdonia.

The Snowdon Horseshoe

We chose to tackle the classic route up Snowdon – the Snowdon Horshoe with the wonderful ridge walk over Crib Goch. We thought that going mid week at the tail-end of winter would mean it would be pretty quiet. Oh we were wrong! We got rather snarled up in traffic leaving Liverpool and when we got to our starting point at Pen y Pass at the back of 11am. we were shocked to see the car park was already full. After 3 or 4 circuits we’re just about to give up and resolve to return earlier the next day when we spotted a group of folks about to leaves so nabbed their empty space. We were booted and kitted up by about noon; a rather late start for what the guide book says is a 6 – 8 hour walk.
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A few days in Wales: Snowdonia

The Glyders

We considered a rest day the following day, but quickly dispelled this notion when we saw the sunshine and bright blue skies! The ascent of Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach from Ogwen was another long day, simply because it was too nice to rush.

Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach from Ogwen

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