Friday, 6 February 2009

News: Welsh Winter is here!

It all seems to be kicking off on the North Wales winter scene. Ice and snow conditions are the best in years and lots of routes have been getting climbed all across Snowdonia.

For all the latest reports its best to visit the most psyched North Wales Winter protagonist, Mr Baggy Richard's website, or alternatively the Welsh Winter Wiki for all the up to date information.

Due to the adverse weather conditions it seems that half the nation has been placing web orders on our site meaning
members of staff have had to compensate by getting out on night missions.

On Wednesday Alex and Chris climbed the Idwal Stream (II, 4) in Ogwen while Rob, over in Llanberis Pass, climbed the superb Face Route (IV, 4). Last night Rob tried to find Sinister Gully (IV, 4) on Crib y Ddysgyl but due to lending his guidebook to parties unknown several months back came home empty handed ("I didn't help that I didn't know if it was a big gully, small gully, wide gully, or narrow gully - furthermore it was DARK!). Throughout the week James has been flying the flag for the Bangor University brigade with ascents of Left Hand Branch (possible V, 5 in current conditions) in Clogwyn Du and South Gully (IV, 4) on Clowyn y Geifr. It would suffice to say that Al (our sun-rock expert) hasn't been getting involved with any if the silliness...

If your looking at coming up to Wales feel free to call by for any advice!!

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