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I pulled myself out of bed early yesterday to get some hill training in. Snowdon was familiar so I headed Continue reading
Last weekend was another successful Denali training weekend, again in Snowdonia. On the Saturday, we took the path from Llanberis Continue reading
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The clouds started to disperse in the early afternoon as we came off Snowdon. Walking down the Miner’s track we still had a good half hour ahead of us but the views were exceptional. Note my follow expedition member on the left with a Mountain Hardwear BMG 105 rucksack. He was carrying a 28 kilo load and wearing La Sportiva Olympus Mons with vapour barrier socks. I bet he was glad to be on the flat home stretch!
As we descended the summit, beyond snow and hail, the skies started to clear. Trudging on flat ground I looked back and saw Snowdon’s summit from a distance for the first time that day. The couple of walkers in the bottom right add perspective to the scale of Wales’ highest peak.