Return from Tryfan

Time for another update as I attempt to do this every week AND make it interesting. After looking at the Met Office forecast on the Thursday I decided to take my Canon Powershot G11 only. It was going to be bad, and I wasn’t disappointed. My usual Snowdonia routine is travel up Friday, climb Saturday, return Sunday, or climb Sunday as well and return home on Monday. From where I live in South Wales, Snowdonia is a 5hr (or so) drive. Stopping at BK in Builth Wells, coffee (and a bite) in Dolgeddlau (DON’T use the Public Convenience – it’s awful), coffee in Betws Y Coed (the Alpine Coffeee shop – the best coffee in Betws). Yes, there is a lot of coffee involved. And after a climb it’s a stop at Cafe Gwynnant (the best coffee in Snowdonia). After a lot of coffee and pee breaks, we arrive at Ogwen Bank Holiday Park. Unload, and into the pub for a bevvy and food (it’s very good as well). So the plan was Tryfan North ridge on Saturday followed by Y Garn and Elidir Fawr on Sunday. The plan went swimmingly. Drizzle and light rain above 600m or so with a steady 20mph wind increasing to 30mph on Sunday. Visibility above 600m was about 100m on average for the Saturday decreasing to 20 – 50m on Sunday. Rubbish for photography excellent walk/climb. 15hrs of it over the two days. Not bad for a fat, unfit, forties chap like myself (OK. I exaggerate that bit, I’m not that fat, not that unfit, but definitely 40’s). I love it, I love Tryfan. Try it! here’s a few snap shots of the day.

Y Garn and the Mushroom Garden from Milestone Buttress.

Tryfan summits from just below the Cannon.

At the Cannon.

Tryfan main summit viewed from the south summit.

The path to Y Garn.

A lone walker descends the Devil’s Kitchen path.

Yr Aran across Llyn Gwynnant.

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2 thoughts on “Return from Tryfan

    • Many thanks for your comment. I hope you enjoy your trip to Tryfan and that the weather is kinder to you than it was to me. Is this your first trip to Tryfan?

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