An unforgettable mountain day

An unforgettable mountain day

Last Saturday a walking party from the Snowdonia Society, led by mountaineer Rob Collister, was afforded a memorable mountain day in Snowdonia.

After being cancelled earlier this year due to recurring snow storms, members of the Society were finally blessed with what is described in the French Alps as a ‘grand beau’ day in the Ogwen massif.

Setting off under an azure sky, the group weaved its way between pillars of quartz-streaked rock on Tryfan’s north ridge before taking on a steep section of scrambling up to the summit.

A brief lunch stop at the famous Adam and Eve promontories – Siôn a Siân in Welsh – gave those who were brave enough the chance to do ‘the jump’; a rite of passage for so many who visit the mountain.

After descending the south ridge to Bwlch Tryfan the group made the final gullied ascent up Bristly Ridge and onto Glyder Fach for a group shot on the famous ‘cantilever stone’, before heading down Y Gribyn and back to the car park at Milestone Buttress.

The Snowdonia Society would like to thank those who took part for a brilliant day in exceptional spring conditions and for their generous donations towards the work of the Society. Extended thanks also go to Rob for leading the group and for sharing many fascinating natural and cultural insights about the mountains along the way.

Like what you see? Have a look at our other organised walks for 2018 here.


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