Monday, 6 December 2010

Winter week

Chris on Jackals Gully 
After a few days in bed with a bad cold, getting outside again was a bit of a shock this week with the change in the weather - winter had arrived !
Unfortunately a few people couldn't get to the courses this week, and missed  some unique climbing conditions on the steep limestone of the Wye Valley in almost winter conditions ( well there was snow and ice on some of the holds ! ) Thanks to Chris for persevering with the course ! - he was rewarded with a rare chance at ice climbing in the Brecon Beacons - well worth the hour drive from the Forest of Dean.
Cancelled courses at the weekend left me free for a quick trip to Snowdonia for some more winter climbing, with good ice and the mountains looking very pretty in their snowy covering it was a great  to get out - Ogwen was particularly popular with ques on all the best ice falls - Idwal Stream, The Screen, South Gully etc. all had numerous ascents

Iwan on Glyder Fawr
Chris on Craig y Fro Brecons

A beautiful winters day in Ogwen

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