Snowdonia

This week I have been up in Snowdonia working with several schools.On Monday I took a group of girls from a London School on a navigation day around the lower slopes of Snowdon in preparation for there forthcoming D of E expedition. During the day we walked across open land looking at the skills required to navigate in poor visibility on featureless terrain.

Pacing and Timing Practice
Pacing and Timing Practice
Llyn Llydaw
Llyn Llydaw

I have also been working with a group of boys from a school in Kent as an assessor on there Gold D of E expedition. The boys chose an ambitious route for there 4 day expedition taking in all the major mountain ranges in Northern Snowdonia – Carnneddau, Glyderau and Snowdon.

Y Garn and Llyn Ogwen from the A5
Y Garn and Llyn Ogwen from the A5
Glyderau
Glyderau
Waiting for the Team on Glyder Fawr summit
Waiting for the Team on Glyder Fawr summit

On Wednesday I ascended Snowdon via the Watkin path in order top meet the boys as they climbed Snowdon from the opposite side on the Ranger Path.

Final climb onto South Ridge of Snowdon
Final climb onto South Ridge of Snowdon
Snowdon Summit Cafe
Snowdon Summit Cafe
Looking back towards the Watkin Path
Looking back towards the Watkin Path

After meeting the boys on the summit I descended down the Rhyd-Ddu path to Bwlch Cwm Llan to meet up at there planned wild camp spot by a small lake.

Looking towards the Rhyd ddu path
Looking towards the Rhyd ddu path
Wild Camp in the distance below Yr Aran to the left of the two lakes
Wild Camp in the distance below Yr Aran to the left of the two lakes
Wild Camp at Bwlch Cwm Llan
Wild Camp at Bwlch Cwm Llan

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