Thursday, 23 September 2010

Just in time for the rain...

And so, as autumn draws in, and we find those far too frequent days when the weather in the high mountains isn't quite as nice as your optimism led you to believe, there is hope for the keen climbers desperate to ply their trade on rock, as opposed to plastic: the Climbers Club have done it again. Behold! A new edition of the Tremadog guide!

Following in the same vein as other recent reprints (Llanberis and Ogwen, both very well received) the CC have revamped this classic guidebook, making photo topos the norm, updating descriptions and even including some bouldering for those of us inclined to ply a different trade. However, they haven't lost the joy of the typical Tremadog guidebook, and still covers from the Pen Y Gwyrd hotel above Llyn Gwynant, through the Aberglaslyn gorge and down past the famous crags of Craig Bwlch Y Moch and Pant Ifan to even include Moel Y Gest.

Tremadog lends itself nicely to be a good wet-weather alternative, and with the new guide making life easier, there is renewed hope that the BMC's sterling work in improving the pathways along the A498 will not have been in vain. With views as stunning as any in Wales, and more stars than a clear night, the crags in this guide certainly deserve at least a handful of visits, and the new book will definitely inspire you to do so.

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