Friday, 15 January 2010

The Thaw Begins...

It was awesome while it lasted but I woke this morning to driving rain and a gale force southerly. With a warm and wet forecast for the next few days it looks like winter is Wales is over for a while. I made the most of yesterday and climbed in Cwm Idwal (along with the rest of the world) on beautiful ice under a blue sky - it doesn't get much better. We climbed the Devils Pasture and the awesome Screen.

There have also been a few avalanches around Snowdonia and with the warm and wet weather today I would expect a few more so watch out if you are heading out into the hills!

I have also been to the lakes and Scotland over the past few weeks and enjoyed some excellent mountaineering days out - culminating with the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glencoe. Heres some photos.


Derwent Water from Catbells


Buachille Etive Mor at Sunset


Lou on the summit ridge


Me on the start of Curved Ridge


The Aonach Eagach Ridge



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