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Snowdon February sunbathing session! (200 UP!)

Hewitts: Crib y Ddysgl, Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa, Y Lliwedd

Date walked: 24/02/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 18km

Ascent: 1200m

It's been a while!

After walking and squelching through Wales' less glamorous peaks over the last couple of years, I'd saved Snowdon for a special occasion. But it wasn't a ticking mission as I'd been to the top of Wales as a kid with school so I'd need to take on the horseshoe to bring up hewitt no. 200 in the sunshine.

Well almost the horseshoe.

Bearing in mind I'd lost a lot any remnant of hill fitness by inactivity, I'd roped a work mate into having a wander around the horseshoe. This time it was Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon and Y Lliwedd. Leaving a short trip over Crib Goch to share with my rock happy kids soon to complete the set.

Pyg Track and zig zags, with a quick there and back on to Garnedd Ugain. On to the tourist covered (and disgracefully rubbish covered) Snowdon, before my highlight of the day - simple scramble up to Y Lliwedd's twin tops. Was feeling the lack of hill fitness on the way down to the miners track and spent many a moment in that split second before cramp hits probably not helped by the unseasonably (record breaking) February weather.

Note on the weather - shorts and t shirts for 80% of the day in February. :shock:


Anyway, you've read the reports about a billion times before so have a few photos from the usual places!

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Early morning Crib Goch from the start of the Pyg Track

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Looking up the Pyg track to Snowdon. Beautifully warm and still conditions

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Classic view of Glaslyn

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Crib Goch from the top of Garnedd Ugain

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Would have been 200 but for a school trip!

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Top of Snowdon looking over Crib Goch

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Top of Y Lliwedd no. 1 after a fun little scramble

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Like a mill pond

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Pen y Pass YHA in February!

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2019

Trips: 1
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 1200m
Hewitts: 3

2018

Trips: 6
Distance: 98.2 km
Ascent: 4968m
Hewitts: 17
Wainwrights 7

2017

Trips: 5
Distance: 51.44 km
Ascent: 4109m
Munros: 1
Hewitts: 13
Wainwrights 11

2016

Trips: 1
Distance: 19.1 km
Ascent: 991m
Hewitts: 2

2015

Trips: 1
Distance: 13.6 km
Ascent: 1005m
Hewitts: 3


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