Snowdon is a beautiful mountain and was an amazing experience to have. The views are amazing. Been the best day I’ve had surrounded by amazing people and company. I’ve never seen so much blue sky and stunning water. So clear. Crystal in fact.
I’ve heard about it many times and you totally underestimate how gorgeous it is. Especially in Wales we are so lucky to have it on our doorstep. I
packed my kit together. There was a lot to take, but it’s one of those better to have and not use than not have situations . I had in my rucksack:
Waterproof over trousers Fleece Snacks and food (protein bars/flapjacks) Water 2 litres minimum Mini first aid kit Hats and gloves What I wore:
Lightweight walking trousers Anti blister walking socks Comfortable Walking boots Moisture wickening top Base layer top Windproof + waterproof jacket We set off Fairly early around about 6ish wasn’t to bad still relatively cold. We met up with the rest of the gang. The sky was starting to brighten up. You just knew it was going to be a great day. Everyone was in high spirits, laughing and smiling even though it was so early.
The bus journey was long, few hours or so. With the great company and the excitement the time flew by. When you looked out the window you could see the beautiful scenery of the rural fields and small towns. It was amazing to see, it was also so quiet.
We got there and it was beautiful. In no time we set off. We started on this beautiful pathway where we went over this lake. It was amazing I was in awe even then. Everyone was stopping to take endless photographs. Smiles all the way.
At this point we were informed by the instructors to take layers off. “This path will start to get warm really quickly” as I heard this i started to take my windproof jacket and base layer off. This stretch went on for a while. As you started walking it did really start to get warm. You’re generating most of it yourself plus the sun was starting heat up.
This pathway wasn’t to difficult. Went slowly and gradually up hill. Was amazing, all you could see around you was just blue skies and green grass.
The path started to get more steeper and more rockier. The rocks were starting to get narrower and loser. Many times you put your foot down and rocks were moving down the hill. There were many others walking up. All patient and weary of how dangerous it can be. As we were getting towards the top we saw this old man. He was going up on his birthday. He was 80. Yes 80 years old and at that point I was finding it slightly difficult. Then I swallowed my words instantly as I can’t complain at all.
As we started to get near the train tracks it started to get cold seriously quick. We all started to put there fleeces, jackets, hats and gloves on.
As we got to the top it we started to see more and more people. It was breathtaking. Hundreds of people on top of the highest point in Wales having picnics and snaps. This was an amazing atmosphere. We all had some fun and something to eat. After some beautiful sight seeing and many photos we headed off down the mountain.
This I thought was tough. The trek up was steep. So coming down was going to be tougher. Few times you’d lose your footing and slip. The rocks were loose and wet in some parts.
Everyone was supporting each other and would help others over the rocks. The mountain guys who organised it all were always on hand throughout the experience.
We slowly made it down to path on the lower ground. At this point I think everyone was relieved that it was almost over. Was a great experience and that everyone had a sense of achievement.
This was an amazing experience and an amazing day. One I’ll never forget. Amazing atmosphere throughout. Weather was beautiful. The company most importantly was awesome. I would highly recommend everyone to go see for yourself.
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