Posts Tagged ‘snowdonia’

10th-16th Oct Highlights: BILBERRY TERRACE! directing an orienteering session, bought a CO2 bike pump, cheese & wine rave, long Carneddau run Summary: A right mix – with grade 3 scrambling stealing the limelight, and healthily long runs and road biking trips… Monday This morning I was let loose with 30 kids doing some centre-based and […]

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Cake of the week – Chocolate Eclairs! Interesting Fact – About 18,000 years ago the Migneint area in Snowdonia was covered by an ice sheet c.1400m depth! Best Thing – Geth & Kirsty’s Wedding! Work Highlight – Canoeing on the Menai Strait Best Outdoor – Joining 6 Brenin instructors on a MTB downhill course… Summary: Full week’s course this week – Canoeing […]

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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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Cake of the week – Eccles Cake! | Interesting Fact – The A5 was designed to allow stagecoaches and the Mail coach to carry post between London and Holyhead | Best PYB – Sea Level Traversing on Anglesey| Work Highlight – Mock Student for an MIA re-assessment | Best Outdoor – Swimming in Llynnau Mymbyr, brrrr! Monday – mock student day […]

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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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38km on the trusty (and recently serviced) Whyte 905 hardtail today (well, March)… A sound circuit with only one mechanical – Matt’s chain snapping off… The first 4km of the new blue-graded trail at Coed-y-Brenin (opening this Summer 2011). Excellent news – it’s either been ‘green’ forest track or straight into the difficult ‘red’ or […]

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November 2010 The consequence of a quick chat with the lesser spotted Joe Firth, a splendid day out biking to and from Felinheli. Route: up the Llanberis path (70% pedalling, 30% pushing!) and down the Snowdon Ranger cutting back towards Llanberis at Bwlch Maesgym – some super technical and fast single track descents. Length: 44km […]

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A spur-of-the-moment decision on Saturday led to a 1pm start from Glan Dena. With a vague plan of checking out Cwm Lloer Spur (2/3), upon approach it became clear that it was damp and thus unattractive (i.e. particularly dangerous). Any hopes that Broad Gully Ridge (1/2) should be a better option in the conditions soon […]

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