Snowdonia. In case anyone was wondering what we got up to, I thought I’d write a
brief trip report!
|Going crazy on the Carneddau|
|Other walks took on the Carneddau and the Glyders, finding plenty of wintry excitement and a fair bit of scrambling too. Tim lead one of his classic slogs, taking in twenty kilometers of epic Welsh hills, and returning late enough that people were talking about getting in touch with Mountain Rescue (It’s okay; they were either joking, or had had a considerable amount to drink).|
We all returned ready for a nourishing dinner, however we were not aware that disaster was about to strike. A hole was discovered in the rice pan. The starchy water gushing onto the stove somehow managed to ignite, creating a small fire and a lot of excitement. After consuming copious quantities of delicious slop, cooked at last, the Saturday evening contained its usual dose of organised fun, a bonfire and a disco!
|One of the climbing officers gearing up for a very serious climb|
On the second day, which was warmer, wetter and windier, several groups set off to take on some of the smaller peaks. A group of twenty took on Moel Siabod, some of us attempting to run it, to greater and lesser degrees of success. Other walks included a miniature ‘three peaks’, involving the all important driving aspect of the more grandiose UK wide challenge.
A massive thank you to everyone who helped organise it, and I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
|A postgrad officer looking like a pro!|
|Topping out on the summit of Snowdon|