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Monday, 20 December 2010

20-12-10, Carneddau, Snowdonia - Ski Touring

Skining up to the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn.

With the van, our road and most of the town being completely snowed in, it has given a great opportunity for some urban skiing around Bethesda! I have been out Ski touring the last couple of days with great weather, it has been ace. Sunday Kath, Helen and myself went for a short ski up and down Y Gyrn. Plenty of powder and other people out enjoying the cold snap, sledging and digging! The wild Carneddau ponies are wandering / wading looking for something to eat. Today a team of us went up to ski the higher tops of the Carneddau. Up Carnedd Daffydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Foel Grach. It was bitterly cold, with a slight breeze and whiteout for a time. However on the summit of Llewelyn skies cleared to show amazing views of a snowy Snowdonia. The snow wasn't as good as yesterday but it was still good and the journey was great. We found lots of patches of wind slab and a fair few raised foot prints on the summits. 'Whats going on here, it didn't look like this yesterday?'

Y Gyrn ski.

Yr Elen

Ski off Foel Grach, Awesome!

End of the day and home run.

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