|Our group pitch at Gwern Gof Isaf campsite, in the Ogwen Valley.|
To begin with, I would say that this meet was a great success. We had a good number of people turn up, ranging in experience and ability. I have to give special thanks to Joe, who offered to give me a lift from Sheffield and also to Dave - who did the vast majority of the organising. That said, thanks extend to everyone else in attendace for their part in what was, hopefully; the first of many weekends.
I must say also that Gwern Gof Isaf, while not the most highly featured campsite, is a very good site indeed. Great location, working toilets, and a water source to wash and use for cooking. In an officiated site, I need nothing more.
|The first day at Gwern Gof Isaf was a gloriously sunny one...|
|Heading towards Tryfan on a very cloudy, clag filled second day...|
I shall leave you with some more pictures. The cloud was low throughout the second day and so picture opportunities were limited...
|Looking towards Tryfan, shortly after pitching my tent...|
|My Karrimor Elite Ridge 2...|
|Getting to know each other on the first night...|
|My Karrimor Elite Ridge 2 on the first night...|
|On the way up, looking down to the parking in the layby on the A5...|
|A pair of other walkers, finding their own route...|
|Looing down upon Llyn Ogwen, those cars are getting smaller...|
|At this point, the real scrambling started...|
|Standing on the Canon Stone...|
|The final push to the summit...|
|Heading back down via Llyn Bochlwyd...|
|Looking back down into the Ogwen Valley...|
|Nearly back down, looking over to Pen yr ole Wen...|
|One final look back...|
|The sunset behind Y Garn...|
|Final night in Snowdonia...|
|The Karrimor Elite Ridge 2 at Gwern Gof Isaf campsite...|
|A very cloudy final morning at Gwern Gof Isaf...|