Thursday, 22 December 2011

Oh Dear

Looking at the pictures below, I am sure you will agree any thoughts of climbing have gone. These pics taken this afternoon show that most of the snow has disappeared. Things do not look that great in view of the forecast.

However, things have switched and there seems to be a local buzz in terms of dry tooling, which is giving not only a good work out but much banter.

Glyders


Glyders and Snowdon


Today a team [ Adam, Anne, Gerwyn and myself }  went underground. Wales is littered with old slate, lead and copper mines. These provide good sport to visit and give a great in sight into the history of Wales and one of its old industries. This mine allowed for a through trip, with quite a few abseils and a nice long ladder climb to finish off !!



Adam giving us the grin which just tells us he having a ball and thinking he must give up kayaking




We visited a mine near Barmouth and thanks is given to Ross Gregan who came along to give us his insight into the history of the mine.