Monday, 7 January 2013

Review of 2012

2012 was a busy year for Snowdonia First Aid.

Looking back on the year there are several highlights as well as some sad occasions.

The year started sadly with us losing Tilly, Steve's companion for nearly sixteen years. She remained an active mountain dog even up to the month before she died.

April saw us heading out to firstly Rum for a hot sunny few days followed by Inverie. The Knoydart trip was cut abruptly short by me developing appendicitis and having to be rushed to the Belford Hopsital in Fort William via the lifeboat. (There are few ways out of Knoydart; walk, fly or by water!).

We did manage to get back up to Scotland in August and again in October.

September saw us heading out to Spain and the Pyrenees. A beautiful place with a lot of variety in scenery from the limestone gorges of Ordesa to the high mountains of Benasque.

On our return we were out for several days searching for April Jones, the missing 5 year old at Machynlleth in mid Wales.

Christmas Eve saw Cluanie and me being called out to Loggerheads area of Clwyd for a despondent. We searched most of the night and then celebrated Christmas by climbing Snowdon with several of our Llanberis MRT friends.

New Year saw us back in Scotland in the Cairngorms for some excellent winter conditions.

Apologies for the lack of photos in this blog. The system for uploading photos straight from the computer appears to have been changed and I cannot find a way anymore! I hope I can get this resolved before too long as text alone seems rather boring!

Happy New Year!

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