Tag Archive: Snowdon

2016 : Snowdonia Return


We return to North Wales 14-19 August 2016

Just past the route to Crib Goch

Just past the route to Crib Goch

Paul & Llwyd plan to climb some mountains over one or two days.

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) will be one, but we will also climb some of the 15 Mountains over 3000 feet. Some again as we didn’t see them due to the gale force weather on our last ascents March 2015


Back in March 2015 our WOW Walk on Wales the weather was not good – had to abort Section 1 and the Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Fawr we could only just see our hands, Gale Force Winds – meant it was a challenge even for my experience in the Mountains of North Wales.

We return to see if we can have better weather so my son can enjoy the magic of both Glyder FAWR and Fach. Perhaps Day 2 we will attempt Crib Goch on the way to Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)


We will probably also visit Velocity at ZipWord Bethesda – on the site of Penrhyn Quarries

Paul Griffiths – www.paulgriffiths.info – @pgacricket

WOW – OS Maps Received


OS maps Ordered and delivered WOW2015-OS-Maps-Custom-Madefor the Walk on Wales – WOW


Ordered directly from the UK’s Mapping Agency – The Ordnance Survey

Received the following Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Maps:

  • Custom Made English Flat Landranger (1: 50 000)
  • Custom Made Welsh Flat Landranger (1: 50 000)
  • OS Custom Made English Folded Explorer – OL17 (1 : 25 000) (image)
  • OS Custom Made Welsh Folded Explorer – OL17
  • OS Waterproof Active Version – OL17 (1: 25 000)

The Flat ones I am hoping to either frame or simply paste to a wall probably at my home for future reference of this TOUGH – Walk on Wales – WOW.

They are centred on our fifteenth mountain Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon

The Folded Custom made OL17 (image) will be the one for the support Vehicle – our car. The Waterproof Active Version will be the one on the mountain with us, (along with a compass’)

Ordered online at www.ordnancesurvey.gov.uk on the 5 March 2015 – and delivered by Royal Mail 9 March 2015.

10 March 2015

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