Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunshine and snow

Its been a beautiful day in the mountains of Snowdonia today, blue skies, sunshine and snow capped peaks - world class! I was joined by repeat clients Elliott, Mark and Ryan and we headed up onto Pen Yr Ole Wen for some Welsh winter skills. We did some crampon coaching in Cwm Lloer before putting them and the axes to use on the East Ridge - the usual rock step an easy snow gully today. The summit gave stunning views to Ireland and the Isle of Man. The snow was perfect neve on all but the summit plateau where we found some breakable crust - a stunning first day in crampons for the boys. 

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