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Winter Mountaineering, Yr Hafod, Snowdonia

14th February 2017

Back to Yr Hafod in Snowdonia for our annual Winter Mountaineering trip. Snow conditions underfoot were pretty thin this year but near gale force winds on the tops and snow falling for most of the day on Saturday certainly made for a full-on winter day out on the hill. 

Due to a forecast for even stronger winds, all groups stayed low on Sunday morning with plenty of navigation and rope work practice going on in Cwms Idwal and Bochlwyd.

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Up a snowy Devil's kitchen

(photo: Simon Leadbetter)

Up a snowy Devil's kitchen
Our two finest beards (sorry Mark)

(photo: Simon Leadbetter)

Our two finest beards (sorry Mark)
Llyn Clyd, moody.

(photo: Simon Leadbetter)

Llyn Clyd, moody.
Ogwen Valley, pretty

(photo: Simon Leadbetter)

Ogwen Valley, pretty
Starting up the Pyg Track

(photo: Neil Pickford)

Starting up the Pyg Track
Along the Pyg track

(photo: Neil Pickford)

Along the Pyg track
Bottom of the 'zig-zags'

(photo: Neil Pickford)

Bottom of the 'zig-zags'
Top of the 'zig-zags'
Top of the 'zig-zags'
Final push to the top

(photo: Neil Pickford)

Final push to the top
Hold onto the trig point

(photo: Neil Pickford)

Hold onto the trig point
Brutally windy descent down the Watkin Path

(photo: Neil Pickford)

Brutally windy descent down the Watkin Path
Ogwen Valley on Sunday

(photo: Neil Pickford)

Ogwen Valley on Sunday