Monday, 2 February 2009

Its all going off

"Its all going off" an enthusiastic Dave Evans told me on the phone tonight. He had been out today and climbed Pasrley Fern, Central Trinity, then onto Hidden Gully on the Glyders, needed some fitness apparently.

Its all going off. Yep thats the deal and with it has come the best winter since 1995. The Park was topped up with a great dump of snow today, which is down to sea level. Given the forecast this could be the beginning of a top period of winter climbing.

In addition to this, lots of reports coming in from Sunday

Went up to Cwm Cneifion yesterday (Sun 1st Feb), did Clogwyn Ddu right hand. Good nick but not as iron hard neve as lower down in the cwm surprisingly! Good enough to romp up though! Had the crag to myself on a beautiful winter's to remember. Catch you on the crags. Jamie Barclay

Paul Walley reports in ;

Hi Baggy, Just to let you know me and a mate were up in cwm glas today and did sinister gully. The ice is formed on the ice pitch, although its a bit thin. Climbable though. Bomber neve everywhere. We came down parsley fern and the cornice at the top seems to be stable.

Si Panton let me know that Dafydd Davis was also on Snowdon the weekend, climbed Cave Gully, Couillour, and Ladies Gully.
today he bagged an ice fall on Craig yr Oen in the Moelwyns.

Finally it is very sad to hear that two climbers died on Snowdon yesterday. I offer condolences to the families involved from myself and on behalf all the visitors to this blog.

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