Wednesday, 15 August 2012
The Snowdon Horseshoe... a great start to a week in Snowdonia
Apologies for the lack of a recent post, Sharon and I were away in Snowdonia last week, and its took a while sorting the many photos I took. So over the course of the next week or so I will pop on a few posts from our adventures in North Wales.
The week started with us taking a group of friends around the Snowdon Horseshoe, which involves a significant scramble up onto Crib Goch, a high level ridge for those with a good head for heights, then up onto Snowdon and back down Y Lliwedd. This is one of the classic mountain days out, and was a really enjoyable day to start our weeks holiday in Snowdonia.
All ready for the off
Sharon scrambling up the east face of Crib Goch
The group starting the walk out onto the misty Crib Goch, slightly masking the big drops on either side
Sharon reaching for the next hand hold
our route of descent later, Y LLiwedd from Crib Goch
A very lofty coffee stop !!
Snowdon high above Glaslyn from our coffee stop point at the end of Crib Goch
As we started to climb up Garnedd Ugain the weather started to close in
And it was pouring with rain and very grim on top of Snowdon
After a lunch stop in the cafe and waiting for the torrential rain to subside, as we travelled back down the Watkin path, the clouds cleared to reveal great views over to Yr Aran
And our next target, Y Lliwedd, behind Sharon, Jeanette and Richard
Great views from Y Lliwedd across to Crib Goch
Great to see these mountain goats on our descent
Two beauties, Sharon and Crib Goch!!
Moel Siabod across from the Snowdon range
It was a great day around the horseshoe with a great group of friends, a great start to our week in Snowdonia, we left to travel to Beddgelert where we would be based for the next few days...... more to come soon...