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:

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Winter is back in Snowdonia!

Good news for all lovers of winter climbing & walkng, because winter is back in the mountains!
There was a decent dump of the white stuff towards the end of last week and on sunday night, so I went for an investigate on monday. I was on my own, and headed up Y Garn's NE ridge up to Cwm Clyd, and then headed up to the junction between A & B gullies, and opted for A (trends more leftwards). Snow conditions were far from ideal with covering on rocks being unfrozen and having no substance, and mainly unfrozen turf, although improving past about 800m.
Top pic: Looking up at A & B Gullies from Cwm Clyd
Bottom pic: Looking down on Cwm Clyd from junction of A & B Gullies

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