Thursday, 31 December 2009
Everyone is talking about N.Wales!!
Now we have a lot of snow! Very powdery & very deep in many approaches to routes.
We went and climbed Idwal Stream today. More ice than I had expected, considering how bare it was just 2 days ago. It was a gorgeous day, clear skies and perfect winter views. There were 3 other teams on the stream with us, one team from Southampton, one fron Plymouth, and the other team of 6 we spoke to had come down from Fort William! I spoke to them and they told me how they had been hearing so many good things about N.Wales winter climbing this season, they just had to come down & experience it for themselves!
Top pic: Davey on second pitch of Idwal Stream.
Botton pic: Looking down from top of second pitch at Scottish climbers.
Deepest sympathies to the families of the 2 men killed in an avalanche on No.4 Gully on Ben Nevis this week. Very very sad news.