Mountains in December came in the form of a new year trip to Snowdonia. After the early snowfall that November and December experienced I had visions of snowy days on the Snowdon massif akin to those I have been fortunate enough to experience in previous winters. However, this was not to be. Snowdonia is a…
Mountain of the month August 2017: Tryfan, North Wales – a spicy scramble
This August I will mainly associate with rain but this has not deterred me from trying to make the effort to get to the mountains. Even if the forecast isn’t great I tell myself that with any mountainous area the forecast will be changeable, perhaps patches of better weather will blow through and off I set….
The clue’s in the name… Surely the big draw of Snowdonia is Snowdon; in this post though I would like to offer some love to the lesser known reaches of Snowdonia, namely southern Snowdonia and the area around Cadiar Idris. I had first visited this area many, many years ago on a childhood family holiday….
Forts, Castles and Conquests in Snowdonia
Sometimes I am wrong; that’s right you heard it here first. Such is my obsession with mountains that I am sometimes blinkered to what is around them; I can’t understand why people would chose to visit a tourist attraction rather than climb a mountain. However, I was wrong to be so blinkered. This weekend just…