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!

Early morning Crib Goch from the start of the Pyg Track

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

Classic view of Glaslyn

Crib Goch from the top of Garnedd Ugain

Would have been 200 but for a school trip!

Top of Snowdon looking over Crib Goch

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

Like a mill pond

Pen y Pass YHA in February!

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