Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Easy Gully, Cwm Cneifion

I have been out with Dave and Mike today for some winter skills and transition into graded winter ground. Mike had not been out in winter before whilst Dave had done a week of winter mountaineering on the West coast of Scotland. We went up into Cwm Cneifion and used the snow at the back of the bowl to refresh/teach some winter skills before climbing Easy Gully (1) to the summit plateau of the Glyderau. We roped up for the upper section as the mushy wet snow became hard and the turf frozen for the last 30 metres. We then descended Seniors Ridge (1) which added a bit of interest to the way off. It has generally been pretty warm but it was snowing above about 900m. More pictures are on my Facebook page. 

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