At last some play time!
The sun is out and so is the snow (although quite a lot has melted already with temperatures above freezing to atleast 700 m today).
We decided to go out and blow the cobwebs away and they were definitely blown away by the winds which were blasting at 30 mph plus.
We headed up Carnedd y Filiast and onto Mynydd Perfedd for stunning views. We had intended to carry on to Elidir Fawr but decided with the strength of the winds and gusting, it would be nightmarish on the large boulders so we retraced our steps.
The snow it self varied between being soft where shallow to having a hard break-through crust where deeper.
It was noticeable how much snow had melted lower down the mountain in the two and a half hours from when we set off, however with clear skies and freezing temperatures forecast overnight for the next few evenings, we can expect more icing of the top of the snow and crampons would certainly be advisable if going high.
Monday 21 November 2016
|Liathach from Beinn Eighe|
Iceland for NST. (a rather interesting trip with very mixed weather and a coach crash; thankfully no one was injured)
We also managed to fit in a glorious one and a half weeks in Scotland, mostly spent backpacking in the far North West and Knoydart.
Meanwhile if you check out our Facebook page you will find a Walk of the Month series I am running where each month I try to write up either a backpacking expedition or a Day walk in the UK to give people inspiration to #GetOutside. Have a read and get inspired!
|Monarch of the Glen|
|Beinn Eighe ridge. one of the best!|
|Megaidh making herself at home in Attadale Bothy|
|Ben Aden: the rough Bounds of Knoydart and a real jewel.|
Meanwhile, winter is now showing its face in the mountain regions of the UK and some of my upcoming blogs will be looking at walking in winter and giving tips.
in the mean time check out UKHillwalking website where several of my first aid and walking articles have been published with more to come.