/ Tryfan North Ridge et al....
>so can anyone tell me how much snow and ice is on the faces? If it's icy, we'll have to call off the trip :-(
so can anyone tell me how much snow and ice is on the faces?
ALL of the snow that has ever fallen on the surface of the Earth by the looks of it...
If you're partner doesn't like it snowy or wet, best stay at home as its like the middle of winter
That's the deposit on the hotel lost then.......... just did two days on Dartmoor and it's put her off the whole idea of winter walking/climbing. Bu99er. I'm heading to Mont Blanc in August and wanted some exposure... AND I need to break in my B3's !
All in full winter nick. In fact I can't think of a single scramble in northern Snowdonia that would be snow free. You could have a scrambly day out on Holyhead Mountain on Anglesey I suppose - I don't think there's any snow there at the moment. But you'd be doing bits and bobs of scrambling to contrive a day out! Good luck!
I cross the bridge most days and I've never known it closed completely for very long.
It'll be open over Easter.
As for the climb - there's a lot of loose unconsolodated, wind-blown snow in the area. if there's a thaw and freeze it will be great (or not so much depending on what you're after!). It was glorious in the valley today though it was still quite windy and I wouldn't like to be on the summit of any significant peak. this might change but easter is like a whole week away so your guess is as good as mine but I doubt the snow will dissappear that quickly given the temperature at the moment.
Yep Ogwen Valley was dubious last week before all the weekend snow. Cadair Idris was in good condition last week, no idea now though. Managed to make it someway up Tryfan South Side before having to turn back last Thursday.
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