The purpose of this blog is to report on winter climbing conditions in Snowdonia, to keep you lot who like nothing better than climbing ice, snow, frozen turf etc in ridiculously low temps informed!! As well as it being a record of some of my own winter climbing adventures. Feel free to email me any of your own conditions reports & photos you have & I will post them here. The more info on winter conditions the better! email:

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Getting better!

Today Mike & I walked up to Cwm Cnefion to investigate snow conditions there, and the possibility of gullies in condition. We were looking to do Tower Gully or Flake Gully, but ended up on Broad Gully. Turf far more frozen today from around the 600m mark. But snow has a frozen crust, with soft snow & in some places soggy turf underneath. Routes have to be picked very carefully in these conditions. A good day was had practising winter skills, and generally enjoying being back in the snow in Wales!
Top pic: Mike high on Broad Gully as it veers left
Botton pic: View across Cwm Cnefion from base of Flake Gully area

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