Saturday, 5 December 2009

Grabbing the last of this spell

Any conditions that resemble winter have truly gone. Saturday was very warm and very wet with this type of weather forecast over the next few days. So looks like this spell is over. However, this recent spell has shown that conditions form quickly and are often better than many people think. Hopefully we will see a return. However, last winter this never came until just after new year.

It is good to see people getting the last of the conditions as highlighted below.

Friday, Dec 4th, Tim Jepson was out with 8 students on the Sports Science (Outdoor Activities) degree at Bangor University. In the morning the weather was fine but the air was warm, so they chose to get up high quickly to catch the snow before it softened. To thier great delight, once they were high enough in the Nameless Cwm, the snow was perfect for newcomers to axe and crampons and they did a mass ascent of Easy Route, moving together roped-up.

Another half dozen converts to Welsh winter climbing!!

Keep your eye on the blog as I will post various snippets of interest. Also if your mad keen to have ago at dry tooling indoors then watch this space.

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