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Easter Snowdonia Trip, 23-25 March 2012

A lack of interest in the Easter Vacation Trip to the Emily Kelly Hut, one of CUHWC’s favourites, in Cwm Dyli, Snowdonia led to the trip only being run for the weekend. However most of us were left wishing we had chosen to stay beyond the weekend due to the superb weather conditions we experienced – temperatures of 20C and bright blue skies were more akin to what we’d expect in May than March. We thoroughly explored the Snowdon group between us, with one group even leaving the bunkhouse at 4.20am on Sunday morning to reach Snowdon’s summit (almost) in time for sunrise. Walks also ventured to the Glyders and northern end of the Rhinogs. A thoroughly well enjoyed and memorable trip!

Trip Participants

Andrew Williamson, Mark Jackson, Greg Chadwick, Becky Howard, David Pettit, Bethan Gudgeon, Jane Patrick, Simon Williams, Tom Hall, Madeleine Yates, Chris Wade, Larissa Moore, DJ Strouse, Carolina Cantu, Constanze Hammerle, Paul Cook, Andrena Ball, Chris Arran & Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo.

Walk Reports

Glyders' Ridge Walk

Becky (RH), Andrena, Greg, Chris, Carolina (CC), Madeleine & Tom H

Drive to Llanberis. Slog up Elidir Fawr via Afon Dudodyn in lots of bog (Mark!) - Y Garn - Glyder Fawr - Glyder Fach - walk down on boggy heather-covered hillside. Lots of beautiful sunshine. [RH]

Incredible views, amazing hillwalk (hike), lovely company. Couldn't have been better! Loved it! [CC]

Snowdon Sunrise Ascent (RH)

Becky (RH), Andrena, Greg, Madeleine & Chris

  • 4.20am departure
  • Sunrise on Snowdon
  • Breakfast at Pete's café
  • Sleep by the lake
  • Walk back in the sunshine
  • Skinny dip in the river
  • Ice-cream
  • We saw some sheep walk down the road, through a kissing gate and into a children's playground

Notable Quote(s)

  • Bethan (to Mark): You're like my Grandmother

Photos

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