What a week it has been. It's been fantastic having such great winter conditions in Snowdonia. This blog is going to be a bit short I just thought I would put a few photo's up, i'm guessing they won't do any justice to how stunning it's been in Snowdonia.
Fingers crossed for more good winter weather.
P.s. Check out the Ice climber on the bottom picture.
Sunday, 8 February 2009
Who ever said winters are dull.
This recent cold weather is giving us some fantastic winter conditions in Snowdonia, with ice climbing routes now coming into good condition it was time for me to do my first Welsh ice route we head for Twll Du (Devils Kitchen).
Once in Cwm Idwal we chose our route had a quick brew then began our climb, i was so excited to be finally ice climbing in Snowdonia.
The route started off fairly easy so we just picked our way up, after 200mts we roped up as the next section was a grade 2 this section of the climb was awsome with my calves burning and heart pumping and the back drop into the Cwm was incredible.
After 3 pitches we put the rope away as we entered a gully then picked our way up finally topping out 3hrs later had a quick brew then i t was time to navigate our way down as the visability was down about 20mts.
All in all it was a fantastic winter day