Posts Tagged ‘Glyderau’

[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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Cake of the week – chocolate brownie | Interesting Fact – upgraded to Flickr Pro account! | Best PYB – acquiring a wardrobe of Mountain Equipment gear! | Work – 2 night shifts | Best Outdoor – Bryant’s Gully scramble Flat water, white water, rolling… my paddling career has been launched. Well, I say career – it’s a start! We had two […]

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  So, it’s been quiet on here for a good week or so over the move from Felinheli. I’m now settled in at Plas y Brenin and all is going swimmingly!   This first week has been packed with getting to know the other Centre Assistants (CAs), staff, vehicles, night shift duties, fire/alarm systems etc. […]

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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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Part 1/2 (for digestibility the photos have been split into 2 parts…) 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 and around the […]

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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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A mid-week scramble with Matt, down from Kendal for a few days. Our warm up, an ascent of Nor’ Nor’ Groove (1/2 *) on the East Face, wasn’t as quiet as expected of a Wednesday with some school groups out (and some misplaced yet very amicable climbers from Yorkshire found at the top of the […]

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January 3rd, 2011 Rob and I took a saunter up Moel Siabod via the usual clockwise circuit starting behind Joe Brown’s in Capel Curig and coming back down via the Brenin. There were quite a few people out with it being a bank holiday even with conditions quite treacherous underfoot. We played on some suitably […]

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So… my mind inevitably has an absolute field day when the correct adventure ingredients fall into place; good weather, the right company, suitable destination, a day off… I have a few ‘outdoor projects’ currently on the go. With fell-running/orienteering (except helping out!), and long mountain descents, out for the rest of the year, I naturally […]

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