Grib Goch and Mt Snowdon.

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Well after 2 months being back from my RTW trip, I have been away again. This time more locally to North Wales to visit Snowdonia national park and the Isle of Anglesey. It was a long tedious drive to and from North Wales, the holiday season means everybody else is on the move and on the road at the same time so traffic jams and delays are the norm. However once in to North Wales I was rewarded by stunning scenery which reminded me of my trip to NZ. Dramatic mountains and lakes are in abundance here. I have to admit after spending 2 months travelling earlier in the year and seeing nothing but stunning scenery in NZ and OZ I thought the UK would not be as good but i was wrong. Its just as stunning and on my doorstep. I definitely need to make the effort to see more of more country.

 

On Saturday we climbed Snowdon and. Mt Snowdon is the second highest peak in the UK, however at 1085m its pretty small by international standards. Grib Goch on the other hand was a very challenging climb, to reach the summit you have to climb the 2/3 rds of the way on all fours which was challenging. Then once you reach the top you have to negotiate a very narrow ridge with sheer drops on either side. It wasn't what i was expecting but certainly very exciting. After that the walk to Snowdon seemed very easy indeed, and was rather disappointing as the summit was completely surrounded in fog. and there absolutely no view at all.




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Crib Goch Ascent
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Crib Goch
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View from the top ! Not the best d…
View from the top ! Not the best …
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