Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Snowdon Climb

Congratulations to everyone who completed the Snowdon climb on Saturday and raising some very much needed funds for the local scout hut which will now help towards some very much needed work.
We had perfect weather the sun was shinning and not a cloud in the sky.

The group chose to climb up Watkin Path which has the lowest starting point on any Snowdon climb then the route slowing climbs past the old copper mines and Gladstone Rock before finally climbing up the scree to the Summit and finally descending down the PYG track.

While everyone was enjoying Snowdonia I was enjoying the Lake District helping out on 24 Peaks challenge which involved climbing 24 Peaks over 2400ft in 24hrs.

It's a very tough challenge thankfully we had glorious weather and good visibility which helped us a great deal to complete the challenge.
We took 2 days to complete the challenge but completed it in under 24hrs walking.
There was some very tough climbs but we had fantastic views over the Lakes which made all hard work worth it.

It's now time to start concentrating on training for Kilimanjaro in October,

Friday, 4 September 2009

Wet & Windy

It's been a fun August with us doing the 3 Peaks 24hr challenge in a mix of conditions on the first challenge we had perfect weather with great views from all the summits the sun was even out to greet on Ben Nevis.
Then on the second challenge we had it really tough with strongwinds and driving rain which made it really tough going but everyone completed the challenge.
We also had a Snowdon weekend starting off with a Scramble up Tryfan
North Ridge which always great fun again the conditions were a little gusty to say the least.
The next day our route was the Snowdon HorseShoe but typical of this summer the weather conditions
were not on our side as it was a little like monsoon season and we were made to take another route.
It must have been one of the wettest day i've ever had on Snowdon, we were
like drowned rats when we finllay reached the summit, thankfully the
cafe was open for a hot brew before heading back down compltety soaked must adimit it was a tough old day.
We have another Snowdon training weekend this week and the conditions are looking good.
Then it's time to look forward to our winter program with Toubkal looking very busy this year, lets hope we have a good winter like last year.