Monday, June 28, 2010

A bit of a shock

I had a bit of a shock today. I took Wayne & Mark up The Idwal Staircase (2) and then up the Cneifion Arete (3) on their Advanced Scrambling Course under the normal blue skies and sunshine. We climbed on warm dry rock as is usual here in North Wales and picnicked on dry grass soaking up views across North Wales and the whole of Snowdonia, as per normal, carried a very light pack with little in the way of warm clothing and a waterproof jacket buried at the bottom in the knowledge that it will never be needed. As we descended we looked at how to tie off Alpine coils and something strange happened. It started raining! Fortunately it only lasted 10 minutes but it was a real shock, I still can't quite believe it now!

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