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2016 – Snowdonia Return


Mountains Climbed – Tryfan – Glyder Fach – Glyder Fawr – Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

Day 1 – Monday 15 August 2016
Tryfan – Glyder Fach – Glyder Fawr


Tryfan's Far South Peak

Tryfan’s Far South Peak

3002 feet or 915 meters

Walked from A5, Bangor, LL57 3OS Grid Ref: SH 66293 60283 up Tryfan via the Heather Terrace and then to the saddle before the ascent of Glyder Fach


Glyder Fach

Glyder Fach – 3262 feet or 926 metres





3279 feet or 999 metres

Day 2 – Tuesday 16 August 2016

Yr Wyddfa (SNOWDON) – 3560 feet

Walked from Rhyd Ddu – Train Station Car park – A4085, Beddgelert, LL54 6OS Grid Ref: SH 57161 52611



Rhyd Ddu path to Yr Wyddfa

Rhyd Ddu path to Yr Wyddfa


Yr Wyddfa Summit (Snowdon)


Once on Snowdon we returned to Llanberis along the Llanberis Parth about 5 miles with a stop at the Halfway House and the Snowdon Café

The Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale was carried up and down

The Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale was carried up and down

Weather was excellent hottest day of 2016 for me in North Wales – tough to walk having to consider sun protection, and id I plan enough water to take up the mountain and down

WOW2015 – Section 2 – TOUGH

Tryfan - No: 8

Tryfan – No: 8

TOUGH doesn’t really say what we encountered.

Section 1 (5-6am) we aborted due to the high winds – yes Section 2 we found ourselves in the same conditions correction worse conditions with high gale force winds.

Section 2 was “only” 5 mountains starting with Tryfan and then on to the Glyders – Glyder Fach & Glyder Fawr
(Mountains 8 9 and 10 of 8-12 for Section 2)

Due to the conditions we did not complete Mountains 11 and 12 and aborted after Glyder FAWR as the conditions were very Wintry – with gale force wins – some gust probably reaching motorway speed limit or faster, horizontal driving snow, and rain.

White Out Conditions x 2 on Glyder Fach and then Glyder Fawr

Sadly in white out conditions we came off Glyder FAWR wrong, and and did not drop into Nant Peris as planned but tried to drop into Llanberis Pass (mid way along towards the Youth Hostel) but could not due to the sheer drops. So we had to skirt further east and eventually landed on the A4086 by the Youth Hostel and Caffi at 18:58 having started the ascent of Tryfan at about 10am. So you see why we aborted but got “lost” in the white out  on Glyder Fawr.

We even missed the Cantilever just past Glyder Fach as we walked past in the white out!!

Blown around frequently but some were not good as Llwyd receiving a knock on the knee caused by the wind blowing him off his feet and his knee finding a rock!!

We managed three mountains Tryfan, Glder Fach and Glyder Fawr an Olympic Medal WIN!!

marvellous mountains on nice days, but 31 March 2015 we experience a white out on Glyder FACH where we could not see anything except ourselves. Map reading and compass a challenge

We did not take many photos none on Tryfan, Glyder Fach or Glyder Fawr due the wintry gales. The following pictures are with us on Tryfan. Even then clouds full of snow were swirling around looking for a home and dropping the snow at random!!

Tryfan - No: 8

Tryfan – No: 8



no fool should attempt such when the forecast is high winds and gales with snow.

An Olympic Medal win for Effort?

Tough for both – Dad yes and for Son Llwyd Very Tough

We hope this post gives you a flavour of what we encountered, although it will never fully convey as we were there in it and doing it.

1 April 2015 10:18 (updated 16:39 3 April 2015)

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