Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Idwal Stream ice climbing
The cold weather encouraged a visit to N. Wales yesterday for a little ice climbing practice !
It was a stunning day of sub-zero temps. blue skies and glorious winter sun. The available ice was limited but very much appreciated - there were at least six teams climbing Idwal Stream - some even managed to place some ice-screws ! The majority of the climbs in Idwal were forming but with limited water running down them there is small chance that they are going to get fatter very quickly.
The path was very icy and caught out at least two people taking heavy falls on the way down.