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Crib Goch Ridge, Wales





wellerchap
The only time I've done this...my mate had done it a couple of weeks earlier & did the entire horseshoe on his own. I found the anticipation worse than the actual ridge, so doing it again could well be quite "comfortable", if I can use such a casual word for the ridge?!
Ascending Crib Goch I found myself nervously leaning forwards & helping myself along with both hands, but people were flying up past me bolt upright! One guy even stopped & encouraged me to go up in that manner, but being alien to me I soon reverted back for the steepr parts of the walk.
Here I am, on a ledge two thirds of the way up.



and turning, from the same point, the ridge to the summit



We had a snack & took in the classic view of the ridge from Crib Goch's summit before crossing it.



We only had fleeting glimpses of the higher points most of the day due to cloud...here, Snowdon show's itself.



Here, from the col after the ridge, the mountain rescue helicopter adds scale to the whole vista.



A scramble up & over Garnedd Ugain and onto Snowdon with the tourists. We were both too bushed to do the rest of the horseshoe, se descended the Pyg Track, giving great views from within the horseshoe.



As we got towards the car, the rain came & made for this view down the Llanberis Pass.



Once finished, we drove round the corner to have a look at Tryffan (and promised to knock that off next - so far still un-conquered!)
I took this shot over Lyn Ogwen

Afaceinthematrix
That looks like relatively nice hiking. If I'm ever in Wales, I'll have to go there.
wellerchap
yes, it makes for a wonderful day out. The scenery is stunning, it's hard work, but if you're the type of mountain-goat-like fit wolla's that skip their way past me on the way up you'll have no trouble!
You'll need a head for heights over the ridge though, as it's very exposed, obviously.
Afaceinthematrix
wellerchap wrote:
yes, it makes for a wonderful day out. The scenery is stunning, it's hard work, but if you're the type of mountain-goat-like fit wolla's that skip their way past me on the way up you'll have no trouble!
You'll need a head for heights over the ridge though, as it's very exposed, obviously.


Yeah, I don't think I'd have much trouble. I've done a lot of backpacking/trekking in my life and I love it! Hiking is the greatest...
Tumbleweed
Great pics , number 4 looks like Cadair Idris, on to Tryffan next (lucky you) you say , what a great scrambler she can be Very Happy
wellerchap
Here's me at Tryffan....I do wish I lived on the doorstep of these great places. The fact we live 140 miles away deters most trips as we don't get the time, so often.
Then again, if I lived in Snowdonia I'd wish I lived in the Lakes, and then Scotland, so I guess I'll never be happy!

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