Matt Squirrell

Photo Reports - Snowdonia, Wales 02-04/11/2001

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Route Information

Day 1

Length - 3.5km

Height Gain - 580m

Llyn Ogwen - Tryfan - Llyn Bochlwyd - Idwal Cottage

Day 2

Length - 19km

Height Gain - 1000m

Bethesda - Gyrn Wigau - Bera Bach - Garnedd Uchaf - Foel Grach - Carnedd Llewelyn - Back by same route

Walk Description & Map

Day 1 was largely good weather apart from the low cloud around 500m. Some great scrambling up Tryfan, although there was a scary encounter with a rescue helicopter descending beside us to lift an injured person off. There were an unbelievable number of people badly prepared for the conditions this day. We had planned to carry on further over Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr but we were running very short of time once we were over Tryfan so had to cut it short.

Day 2 also had a low cloud base but the wind speed was far higher. This wasn't too much of a problem until we were between Foel Grach and Carnedd Llewelyn when it started to become very difficult walking so we turned back at the summit instead of following our planned route over to Carnedd Dafydd.