/ Snowdon Horseshoe Monday
Couple of questions - whats the campsite at Gwern Gof Uchaf like ? What's the grub like at Pete's Eats ???? Does the bar at Plas y Brenin serve food and drink to non residents ???
Are there any iconic climbers/walkers pubs that I should drink at ???
Also have done the horseshoe before (a long time ago in summer conditions) but not the Crib Goch bit - Looking at photos it looks like a bit of an exposed ridge walk with no major issues.
Any answers and advice please
You got all the gear?
Crampons, axe, boots, clothing etc, and know how to use it safely?
If you have, you'll love it.
As others have said you'll want winter gear for Crib Goch and avoid it in high winds. It is a fair bit more challenging than the rest of the horseshoe, the start of the ascent from the col on the Pyg track up to the ridge can be tricky and it is easy to miss the best line, you will be fine though, enjoy.
Pete's Eats is getting pretty poor reviews on Tripadvisor nowadays. Seems they've lost the plot.
In fairness some of those reviews are from people who object to not having waitress service or have to ring a bell or queue... Whilst I'm sure they may have their problems at times I've always found it ok when I visit- once or twice a month.
You'll be fine on Crib Goch although I was out on the Glyders today and it was mega windy so keep an eye on the weather.
The Caban just outside Llanberis is nicer than Pete's, but Pete's is Pete's!
I'd be more inclined to stay down in Dol Gam just so you can walk to the pub where the foods usually good.
Have fun :)
I'd be either staying in Capel for the two pubs, one hotel bar, two cafes, Plas Y Brenin and Joe Brown's or Nant Peris with just the one pub but a feeling of being in the mountains.
The Pen Y Ghent hotel was closed a week or so back when I was there as building work was going on.
It looks as though the small amount of snow that was on the tops has now gone, although the forecast for Mon is cold and clear - perfect.
Hopefully Tryfan and Glyders on tues - whoooohooo !!!!!!
Let us know how you get on, and what it's like up there on Monday.
I'm thinking of having a stroll up there or the Glidders next weekend
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