Ascent of Snowdon on 2013-06-27
|Date:||Thursday, June 27, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1085 m / 3560 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportPart one of my three peak, work trip challenge.
I had some meetings in London, but decided to take the opportunity to road trip around the UK and hit those three peaks I kept hearing about. I rented a car, and set out to Wales to hit Snowdon in the afternoon!
I started from Pen Y Pass on the Pyg Track with the intention of heading up Crib Goch, since I heard it was the harder and more rewarding way to do Snowdon. The weather was pretty crappy, but I could actually see the lakes by the time I came to the Crib Goch trail head, so figured it would be fine to attempt the scramble. I was wrong.
Since I was alone, and the weather picked up, there were more moments on this scramble where I questioned what I was doing than I care to admit. Very quickly, going down became very unattractive in the rain, and up become more terrifying as the visibility disappeared. While I ended up finishing out the ridge, I would not recommend that trek to anyone if the weather is even a little sour.
After the Crib y Ddysgl and Crib Goch experiences, I was back on the stone staircases of the Pyg Track and quickly up to the summit. I decided to check out the lakes on the way back, so I hit up the Miner's Track on the way back and enjoyed the easy walk and change of scenery. Back at the car, I prepared for another long haul (on the other side of the road) to the Lakes.
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