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Snow walk on Y Garn

Snow walk on Y Garn


Postby petem56 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:57 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Y Garn (Glyders)

Date walked: 30/11/2010

Time taken: 5

Distance: 7.2 km

Ascent: 665m

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After our first aborted attempt on Saturday( Aborted due to yours truly tripping over my crampons and banging my knee on a boulder ) We started our first winter walk of the season.

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We started at the carpark by Idwal Cottage and set of up path to Llyn Idwal.
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Pete, Chris, Chez and Angie By Llyn Idwal
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View accros Llyn Idwal
We crossed over the bridge @ GR SH646598 to head off up onto the ridge stopping at a boulder @ GR SH638599 for our first break.
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Pen yr Ole Wen in the background
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View towards the Glyders
From here we set off onto the ridge.
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The way ahead
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View down Nant Fracon Valley
Once on the top of the ridge the views opened up.
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Angie with Pen yr Ole Wen in the background
By now the youngsters were well ahead and heading for the top.
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Chez and Chris on the final pull up.
Very soon we were all together on the top for a well earned break and lunch.
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Angie, Pete, Chez and Chris on the top of Y Garn
From the top we headed down to Llyn y Cwn then followed the path that leads down to the bottom of Devils Kitchen, then it was back to Llyn Idwal and Ogwen Cottage.

All in all a great walk even with a swollen Knee, it was one of those days when the weather was just perfect.
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Re: Snow walk on Y Garn

Postby tango » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:02 pm

The weather looks outstanding!!good for you, & thanks for the photos very nice. was the A5 clear???.
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Re: Snow walk on Y Garn

Postby petem56 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:18 pm

tango wrote:The weather looks outstanding!!good for you, & thanks for the photos very nice. was the A5 clear???.

Yes brilliant weather and all main roads were clear of snow, some parts of the A5 Shrewsbury bypass were down to one lane clear on saturday morning.
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Re: Snow walk on Y Garn

Postby tango » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:21 pm

Cool i might hits those hills over the next few days!!, thanks.
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Re: Snow walk on Y Garn

Postby petem56 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:44 pm

tango wrote:Cool i might hits those hills over the next few days!!, thanks.

Hope you have as good a time as we had
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Re: Snow walk on Y Garn

Postby malky_c » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:38 pm

Enjoyed that! It's been a long time since I've been up Y Garn in the snow. Could be a suitable leg stretcher over the Chtistmas period though :think:
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Re: Snow walk on Y Garn

Postby petem56 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:17 pm

malky_c wrote:Enjoyed that! It's been a long time since I've been up Y Garn in the snow. Could be a suitable leg stretcher over the Chtistmas period though :think:

If you do I hope you have as brilliant conditions that we found
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Re: Snow walk on Y Garn

Postby mountain coward » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:03 am

I'm off to Wales tomorrow... but not walking - rock-concerting! :lol: But I'm really, really hoping I can still get there... and more importantly I suppose, I hope the groups do too!

Know what you mean about tripping over your cramponed feet - I've been tripping over my micro-spiked ones in the Lakes all week! Never used to be so clumsy :( I've bashed my legs about quite a bit too and landed on my ice axe spike once and make a hole in my jacket. Wouldn't be so bad but that's now convinced my walking buddy Richard that they're dangerous, which of course is complete nonsense...
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Re: Snow walk on Y Garn

Postby susanmyatt » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:47 am

A rocker MC, who you going to see, we went to watch Ian Hunter in October, remember him 8) 8) 8)
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