/ Emergency shelter Foel Fras
Ive looked at a website which says theres an emergency shelter on Foel-Fras, i cant find this on my 1:25 000 map but seem to remember seeing it on my old 1: 50 000, does anybody know anything about it? Will there be room for two? is it easy to find?
I gather emergency shelters aren't marked on the maps now to discourage people from using them as convenient bunkhouses.
As per others reply the shelter at Foel Grach is an emergency one, not bothie for planned stops, try the Dulan bothy by the Dulan reservior.
To be honest with the amount of kit you'd need to be able to sleep the energy used to carry it over all the 3000's would to my mind cancel out any advantage you'd gain. Carry less, navigate well and get down.
If your nav is not up to the job when tired why not spend a few weekends polishing it and then blast the 3000's?
Have a good one!
Its very small, only fit a couple of people in it and there are no wooden sleeping platforms like you get in a lot of bothies. If I remember right there where just shutters over the windows with no glass/perspex. I'm planning on doing the 3000er's in a couple of weeks and I'd just drop into Bethesda. I wouldn't take any gear with you, go light. I'm going to try and run as much as possible. I'll probably have a car at Pen y Pass and another at Bethesda.
What time are you looking for? Are you going to bivi on Snowdon?
Either way good luck :)
You could head down to either, play with this map and these pictures to see which suits best;
Seems to be reasonable paths in the area.
I would have thought it easier just to get straight off the mountain, an extra 4-5miles downhill to aber would be as easy as going back to Foel Grach to stay in the emergency shelter. The paths are pretty easy to follow, even in the dark.
Not sure about buses from Aber, they should run pretty regularly though back to Llandudno Junction or Bangor to catch the train anywhere.
Good luck with the walk anyway, its good fun and there should be plenty of other people about, you may well be able to scab a lift from someone (but obviously don't bank on it!)
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