Archive | April 2012

Sunday 29 April : The Galtees : Moderate Walk with Hurricane force winds !

In the capable hands of Joe and Noel , a brave group(the forecast wasn’t great! ) tackled a horseshoe route in the Galtees that took in Cush , Galtybeg and Galtymore. The ascent to Galtybeg became very challenging with winds that in the estimation of the club’s foremost mariner were of  hurricane strength forcing a tactical circuit around the summit ; the approach to Galtymore took advantage of lower ground to shelter from the northerly gale and only two members braved the elements to climb the last few metres to the summit ! The route distance was 13 k with a total height gain of 1100m ! And in the end fortune favoured the brave in one sense : there was no rain until all the group were safely back in the cars when the forecast heavy rain made its appearance!

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Thursday April 12th : Cneifon Arete Mod climb and grade 3 scramble

Thurs April 12 : Glyder Fach and the Cantilever Stone

Missing some of the group who had gone rock climbing , the rest took on the six hour round trip from Capel Curig up along the Glyder Ridge to the summit at 994m and the spectacular Cantilver Stone

Happy group in the snow and sunshine : most of the climb still ahead!

One happy group on the Cantilever atop Glyder Fach!

Wed 11th : Scrambling on Tryfan

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Tues April 10th : Snowdon and Crib Goch (only for the most adventurous!)

The remainder of the club members having arrived ,  a group of 15 set off for what turned out to be a nine hour day which  saw an ascent of Snowdon and a rather steep descent  off Bwlchysaethau to the Miners’ Track!

Group pictured at the start of the Pyg Track

Smiling on the precipitous Crib Goch route - the narrowest of narrow ridges!

Group traversing Crib Goch

Early stages of the descent

Sat April 7th 2012 : Moel Siobad

The advance party of club members began with some rope practice as a warm up exercise for the following week’s strenuous activity, followed by a ridge walk from Clogwyn to Bwlch-y-Maen with snow lying in places 

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