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Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset


Postby mountainstar » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:18 am

Date walked: 10/02/2015

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Moel Siabod is a fine mountain with a great view on any day, one which I have climbed many, many times and camped on a few times over the years...but none of those countless times came anywhere near to my wildcamp on this fantastic February evening.
I had high hopes of a cloud inversion as I set off from home, all the signs were there...high pressure, little wind, cloud forecasted etc. I was not to be dissapointed. :D
Once I left reached the snow line I started to see glimpses on the sun above, I will let the pictures tell the story....

Llynnau Mymbre.jpg

Start of walk: Llynnau Mymbre under the clouds.

Moel Siabod path.jpg

Moel Siabod path

Moel Siabod WC 019.jpg

Islands in the cloud.

Moel Siabod summit wild-camp.jpg

Tent pitch with a view!

Snowdon and the Glyders from Moel Siabod.jpg

Snowdon and the Glyders from Moel Siabod.

Moel Siabod summit sunset.jpg

Moel Siabod summit sunset.

The Moelwyns.jpg

The Moelwyns.

Moel Siabod summit sunset (2).jpg

Moel Siabod summit sunset

Moel Siabod summit sunset (3).jpg

Moel Siabod summit sunset

Arenig's and Aran's.jpg

Arenig's and Aran's.

Moel Siabod summit sunset (4).jpg

Sunset

Moel Siabod WC 052.jpg


Snowdon at dusk.jpg

Dusk

The Moelwyn's.jpg

The Moelwyn's.

Snowdon.jpg

Snowdon.

Moel Siabod stars.jpg

Oh and the stars that night!

It was a fantastic day, and probably the best high wildcamp I have ever done.

Not so much during the night though....my Neoair let me down, making me have to re-inflate it several times,
the wind picked up and cloud spilled over. I finally gave in to having hardly any sleep packed up at 5am and headed down in the cloud and darkness. :(

Wouldn't have missed it for the world though! :D

If you liked those pictures, check ou the video...

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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:50 pm

Some truly stunning pics :clap: :D
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby mountainstar » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:49 pm

johnkaysleftleg wrote:Some truly stunning pics :clap: :D

Thanks Johnny. :D
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby larry groo » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:48 pm

Amazing pics... lovely part of the country.

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby trailmasher » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:36 pm

Great weather day for a stroll on a mountain and fantastic pictures to boot. Well done and thanks for the views.
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby mountainstar » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:16 pm

Thanks both. :D
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby mike202 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:23 pm

Nice pics of the inversion, I'm still waiting to see one myself. :?

The night sky looks lovely as well. :clap:

Hope you can repair the Neoair maybe the rocky surface punctured it?

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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby onsen » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:53 pm

What a beautiful sight to behold....... 8)
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby mountainstar » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:16 pm

The Neoair went down because I never tested it at home after repairing it with 3 patches overlapping each other on a tear from a previous trip!!! :crazy: :(
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby Alteknacker » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:28 am

Fabulous pics. :clap: :clap: :clap: I chose the Thursday to do Tryfan, the Glyders and Y Garn, because MWIS wasn't very auspicious for Friday; but you seem to have had really wonderful weather (as I did on Thursday actually).

I just got a new 4 season RAB bag, but I don't think I'll be trying it out just yet.....
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby mountainstar » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:41 am

Alteknacker wrote:I just got a new 4 season RAB bag, but I don't think I'll be trying it out just yet.....

Oh...it would be a shame not to! :D

Thanks, glad you had a good day as well.
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby Guinessman » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:54 am

Awesome pics, looks a great trip.

your mat reminds me of a mountain equipment mat that had a faulty valve that I lugged around the cairngorms on a 4 day trip, eventually gave up blowing it up every two hours.
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby mountainstar » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:11 am

Guinessman wrote:Awesome pics, looks a great trip.

your mat reminds me of a mountain equipment mat that had a faulty valve that I lugged around the cairngorms on a 4 day trip, eventually gave up blowing it up every two hours.


Absolute pain in the ass...literally! :shock:
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby ChrisW » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:58 pm

WOW mountainstar that looks fantastic, certainly worth the lack of sleep for one night. Beautiful sunsets and the inversion is perfect.......and those stars, fantastic.

I always feel we get ripped off with the night skies at home, there is so much light pollution we really miss out :(
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Re: Moel Siabod Wildcamp: 360 Inversion and fabulous sunset

Postby mountainstar » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:08 pm

Thanks Chris.
Great to see your still on WH.
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