Posts Tagged ‘Cwm Idwal’

  Cake of the week – Danish pastry Interesting Fact – Mountains are home to approximately 1/10 of the world’s population Best Thing – Full ascent of Amphitheatre Buttress including pinnacles! Work Highlight – My Mountain Navigation quiz went live on the PYB website Best Outdoor – Blue skies, sun and top climbing at Gogarth Summary: Plenty of climbing this week… […]

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[1] Idwal Staircase (** 2) -> Cneifion Arête (*** 3) -> Dolmen Ridge (*** 3) -> The Chasm Face (*** 3) A natural progression from Cwm Idwal up the Idwal Staircase (** 2) led us suitably to the base of Cneifion Arête (*** 3). Topping out on Y Gribin’s ‘football pitch’ we quickly contoured around […]

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  Latest Photos: Flickr Cake of the week – chocolate eclairs! Interesting Fact – 5 of the Welsh 14/15 peaks over 3000ft are found in the Glyderau mountains Best Thing – I bought a road bike! Work Highlight – 2-day MBLA course – Trail Cycle Leader Training Best Outdoor – Scramblathon in the Glyders – 4 top grade routes […]

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Part 2/2 (for digestibility the photos have been split into 2 parts – see Part 1 here) The finest scrambling in Snowdonia to date! A positively tropical day out, our route took us on a warm up – Idwal Staircase** (2) – to gain lower Cwm Cneifion for the ever-Alpine like Cneifion Arête** (3), before diving into […]

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A 5.30pm start resulted in a stunningly crisp ascent of Tryfan via Milestone Buttress in the evening light, barely requiring headtorches. Nipping accross to Bristly Ridge, some Grade 3 (TH) variations were pleasantly committing in the dark and offered quickest access to the Cantilever for a Jetboil dinner. Night-nav practice for Tom’s ML across the […]

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