Friday, 30 January 2009


The Joys of Snowdonia mid week, it's nice and quiet and the hills are pretty much empty.
Just been for a quick Scramble up Tryfan we met at Llyn Ogwen at 7.30am had a quick coffee then set off on what i would say is one of my favourite mountains in Snowdonia. Our Route of choice was the North Ridge, it was a bit windy and Visibility was quite poor above 750mts, Tryfan's North Ridge is a great Scramble as it has something for everyone what ever your experience.
The last of the snow is now disappearing so fingers crossed the forecast is accurate and we get some more good winter conditions soon.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009


Reports from Nico our Argentine Guide in Salta the last ascents on Nevado de Cachi have gone really well with over 70% of the group topping out at a massive 6380Mt's.

The weather at times has been a little unpredictable which is nothing new to this part of the world, they had a few days of strong winds, and were even lucky enough to get some snow fall on our last summit day of 2008 which made the summit day sunrise something special.

Thanks to the help of the porters and the trusty mules on all the treks because without there hard work it would have been impossible.
Nevado de Cachi is a real gem of a mountain it's a tough old climb at 6380Mt's but the rewards are worth all the effort and for a trek no more technical than Kilimanjaro with more altitude and a lot more attitude with breathless views over the Andes in more ways than one this mountain just has to be on the tick list.

Plus after a long hard rewarding climb what better than enjoying a bit down hill mountain biking, wine tasting and some great Argentinian Steaks.

Monday, 19 January 2009


With what looked like good winter conditions in January Adventurous Ewe headed to Scotland to make the most of the Snow and Ice before it all disappeared.

After a fairly long drive we had made it to Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Our first few days were spent running through a few winter skills such as Ice axe arrest, stopping around in crampons and a bit of navigation work.

We also had time for a bit of a Scramble in Corrie Sneachda which was challenging but great fun.

The weather was fairly kind, but we did have a few days when the wind was nearly blowing you off your feet but it wouldn't feel like the Cairngorms without the wind.

We then decided on a change of scenery and headed south towards Loch Laggan and climbed Corire Choille and explored some great grade 1 & 2 gullies.Conditions were now changing as the wind picked up and the wet weather arrived so we headed to Glencoe with our fingers crossed for good conditions but it wasn't to be all the snow was disappearing fast, we were finally beaten, all feeling pretty tired and sad to be leaving Scotland it was time t
o head home to Wales and start praying for more winter conditions.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Welsh Winter

We've had some fantastic days here in Snowdonia over December and into the new year, At times with plenty of Snow and clear blue skies.

The first day of 2009 was spent watching the sunrise from the top of Snowdon, what a great way it was to see in the New Year, it was then back down in time for a huge lunch and few beers.
We were blessed again with great weather for our first Snowdonia weekend of 2009.

Our first day was on Moel Siabod, it was a bit icy in patches which added to the fun plus the usual laughs crossing the bog and staying dry !! we slowly made our way to the ridge for our ascent, then it was a nice scramble up the ridge to the summit where we had fantastic views of the Snowdon Horseshoe. Were Jess And Pippa the two dogs enjoyed a well earnt rest and a biscuit or two.
The following day we spent on the Glyders starting off with Glyder Fach passing Devils Kitchen and finishing on Elidir Fawr, again we were rewarded with stunning views over Snowdonia before making our way down to Nant Peris and finally petes eats!!

We had fantastic weather all weekend and everyone was f
eeling pretty worn out at the end even Jess & Pippa.