Long time since I've done a post, as I've been working loads. But week before last managed to escape to North Wales for a few days. I drove up the night before arriving in Ogwen at 2am. The next morning woke up to this awesome view and sunny sky.
The goal of the trip was to clock up some more Mountain day for my Mountain Leader so on the first day decided to do the Glyder's Traverse. So started by walking from Lynn Ogwen along through the valley following the Afon Owgen towards Bethesda. The plan was to start from the most northerly mountain and work back, with Carnedd y Filiast first.
After spending 3 months in Swanage my mountain fitness was not brilliant, soon got back into the rhythm though. The weather was awesome for Wales, getting up to 30 degrees at lunch time! I kept following the traverse around to Mynydd Perfedd, Y Garn and the two Gylders. Then walked back down via devils kitchen to Lynn Ogwen. With the day still young I took my book and relaxed in the sun by the Lynn for the rest of the Afternoon/evening. The weather was that hot even managed a warm swim in the lynn at 8pm!
The Next day went for a Walk up to Pen yr Ole Wen, following the traverse around. Again it was another scorcher, with the car thermometer hitting 33 degrees in the car at 3pm. The scramble near the top of Pen yr Ole Wen is awesome and a must, especially if you like scree slopes. Getting back into the car in the afternoon to drive back south only to get stuck in traffic was not great though!