As the highest mountain in South Snowdonia (893m) , no surprise that snow was lingering in April.
A day out in the South Rhinogs taking in Diffwys (750m) and Y Llethr (756m). Often overlooked in favour of Rhinog Fach and Rhinog Fawr, the round of Diffwys and Y Llethr is an excellent horseshoe walk with superb views over Cardigan Bay.
Winter walking in the Langdale Valley With full central heating and very comfortable beds, Brathay Hall proved to be a good base for the weekend. Saturday saw one group taking a lower level route straight out of the door. Others headed to Langdale for a snowy and rather misty route up Harrison Stickle. On Sunday
Following the many media reports and latest Government guidance the Gentian Mountaineering Club committee have agreed on the following measures to be in place until the situation improves. In view of the current, exceptional, situation we are cancelling the Peak District (AGM) Apr 24 – Apr 26, 2020 and Cairngorms (Mar Lodge) May 23 – May 30, 2020 gatherings. Please see the E Mail
Winter walking and mountaineering around Glencoe What comes after ‘C’? Ah yes, we’ve had Storm Ciara so time for Storm Dennis. A rather damp and windy week but a few things got done including some snowy walks, a day’s winter training, a few low level options and excursions. Plus, of course, a visit to the
Walking on Anglesey “Well, the weather may improve…” It didn’t. With winds on high ground forecast to reach 80mph the decision was made to do a coastal walk around Anglesey. Arriving at the start point we found a bemused local looking at a totally submerged boardwalk. Plans revised again the group set off round the
Walking on the Gower Peninsula A trip to the Cwm Ivy bunkhouse provided a little relaxation before the Christmas mayhem. In a unique position with a beach on one side and salt marsh on the other, the bunkhouse was an ideal base for walking on the Gower. Members enjoyed a sense of isolation and the
Hill walking, navigation practice and dining The weather forecast having proved unduly pessimistic, only one member was lost to the World Cup rugby final on the big screen in Betsw and two groups set out direct from the comfortable Hendre Isaf bunkhouse, one clockwise and one anticlockwise. Meanwhile a third group set off from Capel
Shropshire Way and Stiperstones On Saturday the group walked a 13 mile section of the of the Shropshire Way from Clun through varied countryside back to Bishops Castle. No visit to the town would be complete without a visit to The Three Tuns to sample the real ale and so it proved on this occasion
Location, location, location! The Carlisle Mountaineering Club Hut is best described as ‘basic’ but is set in a wonderfully remote area with great views and walking from the door. On Saturday two groups set out on circular routes encountering surprisingly strong winds on the ridges. On return there was fizz for a birthday celebration before