Sunday, December 2, 2012

Llanberis Path

I managed to scrounge a day off work last Thursday in order to make the most of the weather and walk up Snowdon with my friend Jane. I hadn't been to Snowdon since the mountain race in July and was keen to walk up the Llanberis Path as I had only ever run this route before.
This is often known as the tourists path and can be like Piccadilly Circus in the summer, but we only saw one other walker on the way up and only a few people at the top; bliss.
The weather was perfect, cold with bright sunshine, almost tee-shirt weather on the ascent. But what a difference near the summit; thick snow that was quite possibly eight inches deep in places. The view from the top was simply stunning. It was possible to clearly see all of the Llyn Peninsula out to Bardsey Island, and in the far distance Ireland and the peaks of the Lake District were visible.
We enjoyed a tasty picnic in the sunshine on the descent and attempted to feed the local ravens ,which were the commonest bird on the mountainside. A hot curry in Llangollen on the way home rounded off a brilliant day.

The View from the Summit.

Me with Carnedd Ugain in the background.

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