Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wales Aug 11 (The Ryan Air Fanfare Tour)

No sooner had we arrived back from a full week of walking in June to Scotland then we started getting ready for our next venture, and one of the best scambling holidays you could possibly get..............Snowdonia national park.

After our trip here in 2008 we knew we were not going to be disappointed.

11 of us went over and we booked into the Swallow falls hostel which is just outside Betwys-y-Coed on the road to Capel Curig.

Saturday we left the hostel and drove across to Pen-y-pass, where we started our first walk the Snowdon Horseshoe. This walk includes a short scramble up to Crib Goch where you continue your way along the knife edge ridge across to the pinnacles, up onto Crib-y-Ddysgol and finally meeting the top of the Zig-zags, where we all follow the main route up onto Snowdon.

It was great to see the completion of the cafe, and the warmth inside along with the hot drink was most welcome!!

Sunday then saw us scramble the North ridge of Tryfan and Bristly ridge, this route contains some of the best scrambling in Britain. And once we attained the summit one of our brave walkers even jumped across from Adam to Eve attaining the title of free man of Tryfan! (Well done J.J. I could'nt think of a better man for it!)

Monday and our final walk was a short day were we climbed Pen yr Ole Wen.

Another successful trip away this year.