This blog follows my climbing trips; based in the Forest of Dean , climbing in the nearby Wye Valley, North Wales, Scotland, Picos de Europa Spain and European Alps.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Mountaineering course in Snowdonia this weekend - lucky again with the weather ! with dry, sunny conditions allowing us to enjoy the rugged scrambling in the Ogwen Valley, getting the rope out now and again to practice the simple and fluid ropework skills needed for some of the steeper sections. We stayed at the Idwal Cottage YHA, with walking access to the routes within a few minutes - it's been a long time since I visited this hostel ( the first YHA in the UK ) and I had forgotten how good it is - excellent facilities in a fantastic location, no wonder they are completely full up for next week's half term break !