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A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.


by mountainstar » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:06 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Pen yr Ole Wen

Date walked: 13/01/2012

Time taken: 5.3

Distance: 13.88 km

Ascent: 1045m

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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby Frogwell » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:19 pm

mountainstar wrote:
Frogwell wrote:Do you always have your tent flysheet that loose? I always tighten mine up about as tight as I can get it without ripping.

I'm still learning with this tent...only the 3rd time I have used it.
I thought I had tightened it up enough, but you are the 2nd person to comment, so obviously I did not.



I might start using my little candle lantern again if it warms the tent up that much.

The candle lantern made a difference. I also use a gas lantern sometimes which makes a considerable difference, but have to be careful with Carbon monoxide gases.

The first time I did mine I had it quite loose and I wasn't sure how tight it should be. I spoke to Henry Shires and sent him a photo and he told me to tighten it way up. I was afraid it might rip, but I got a piece of spare material from Henry and tested to see how easy it was to rip - it's very strong stuff it's got to be said!

I know I've got some better pictures on my other computer, but here's one from the other night showing how tight I had it. When you do tighten it, you might find it better to have the side guylines angled slightly more in the door direction to help keep it's shape when the door is open - if that makes sense?
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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby mountainstar » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:41 pm

Thanks, I'll certainly will tighten it up more next time.
I know what you mean about the side lines, I also have some cord along the bottom of the door as suggester here :- http://blogpackinglight.wordpress.com/scarp-mods/ which helps with the shape etc when the doors are open.
I also have the cross-over poles, which will help with keeping the shape etc. but never took them due to the lack of wind.
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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby Frogwell » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:02 pm

I bought some extra cord for doing that mod as well, but haven't got round to doing it yet. Although I do find the sidelines at the right angle helped anyway.

I never used to take the cross poles with me, but then after getting caught in some pretty substantial un-forecast wind in Assynt and on Lochnagar I take them pretty much every time now. The Assynt camp I actually got chased off the hill in the small hours because the wind picked up to much.
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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby Remmy » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:42 pm

Inspiring stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby mountainstar » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:58 pm

Remmy wrote:Inspiring stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers Remmy...I do my best :D
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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:36 am

fantastic - just making my way through all ur TRs! nice to see the picture of the SCARP - got me thinking - need to get mine out of the cupboard soon :lol:

great shot with orion behind :clap: :clap:
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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby mountainstar » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:48 am

wilkiemurray wrote:fantastic - just making my way through all ur TRs! nice to see the picture of the SCARP - got me thinking - need to get mine out of the cupboard soon :lol:

great shot with orion behind :clap: :clap:


Cheers wilkiemurray, must get mine out again...it's been all of 2 weeks! :crazy:
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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby Grouse » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:55 pm

Absolutely fantastic report and pictures, what an experience that must have been.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby mountainstar » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:30 pm

Grouse wrote:Absolutely fantastic report and pictures, what an experience that must have been.

Thanks for sharing.

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And thanks for reading and your nice comments :D
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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:17 pm

Really enjoyed the pics. You had such brilliant weather.

I haven't tried high level camping in winter yet - what bag did you use??
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Re: A Winter Wildcamp on Carnedd Llywelyn.

Postby mountainstar » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:23 pm

My sleeping bag for very cold conditions is a 14 year old Mountain Equipment down bag, probably with a comfort rating of about -15c.
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