/ Snowdonia winter running conditions
Best options are tourist routes up snowdon with nice trampled paths from walkers - watch the ice on the bad step of the Llanberis path though! - the miners track from pen y pass is an absolute joy - even if just for a short blast up to Llyn Glaslyn. Moel Eilio is also a great run in the snow.
Haven't needed crampons just yet but did need my inov8 o-rocs and have defo needed the ice axe
Thanks for posting that. Can I ask what ice axe you use? Do you have a lightweight one you can recommend for running?
Very hard going on any areas not heavily populated by walkers or climbers - very deep drifts of snow and fresh fall of graupel night previously should be noted.
This could get quite taxing! Still, I enjoyed my run past the refinery last night.
Keep them coming :)
Thursday was spectacular... sorry steveri ;-) look away now if too much! http://sarzmountainrun.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/nantlle-ridge-winter-running.html
hope everyone has a great weekend running!
I'd also recommend a 50cm Black Diamond Raven Ultra for running...
(Not quite as light as the all-alloy Camps, but my choice for much the same reasons as I prefer steel to alloy Kahtoolas for Scotland.)
Oh, you made me click. Lovely. North of England XC this afternoon at Knowsley safari park. Will the snow hang around? Will we run through the lion enclosure?
Does anyone know what conditions are like over the Carneddau and the Glyders at the moment? I'm assuming there is still some snow around, but hopefully not enough to seriously impact upon running?
Elsewhere on the site
Aiming at designing and producing the best belay glasses to protect climbers’ necks, Y&Y focuses on every detail to... Read more
Pete Whittaker has flashed the 32 pitch route Freerider 5.12d on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley over three days,... Read more
On Sunday 12th October the Depot Climbing Centre Leeds held its 5th annual Battle of Britain competition. The competition has... Read more
Climbing as a discipline offers plentiful metaphors for tackling life's obstacles - bravery, courage, climbing to... Read more