Saturday, 23 February 2013

A Freezing Foel Fras

Still playing catch up, this latest walk is from a couple of weeks ago at the back end of the wintry spell of weather we experienced. We walked around the Eastern end of the Carneddau, starting at Aber, aiming for the highest point on Foel Fras, the last of the Welsh 3000 challenge that we will be having a crack at in June.
We started at Aber, past the falls, up around Drosgl, past Bera Bach, across the summit plateau of Garnedd Uchaf and up onto Foel Fras. Coming back down over Drum, Pen Bryn-Du, Yr Orsedd, and Foel Ganol. In all approximately 19km, the conditions as you will see from the photographs were almost arctic on the top of Foel Fras.... but a great day!

Starting point next to the Afon Rhaeadr at Aber

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Aber Falls

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Reaching the snow line on the lower slopes of Drosgl

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A wintry white out ahead up on Garnedd Uchaf


was like sitting in the freezer!


Rather cold!!


Sharon bravely soldiers on


As does Holly


Frozen ladder stile as we approach Foel Fras


The wall is in there somewhere!


Foel Fras


Heading back down to Drum, Llyn Anafon below


A rather cold coffee stop on Drum, it was that cold the coffee had even gone cold in the flask!!


Myself on Pen Bryn-Du, my lens still suffering from a dip in the snow on Foel Fras!


We eventually came across some of the ponies the Carneddau are famous for, they were beauties






Sharon and Holly



And back where we started next to the Afon Rhaeadr at Aber


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