Snowdonia NP / by Tom Glendinning

For Mungo & Gav’s birthday weekend we stayed in a mountaineering hut in Snowdonia National Park, making two days out on the snowy peaks with really excellent weather for February. The pro boys carried their crampons in vain. 

These are photos resulting from:

Day 1 - Snowdon (1085m), followed by the horseshoe to decent; 

Day 2 - a valley walk (I didn’t take a tripod so no waterfall photos) followed by one solid ascent to Pen Yr Ole Wen (978m) with a great view of Snowden beneath the clouds, thena vertiginous scramble straight down the other side, looking over the stunning jutting crag of Tryfan. 

All the panoramas were taken by steady hand with no tripod assistance, just sweeping around the view in portrait orientation. A good skill to practice if it’s cold and more importantly if you are going to slow everyone else up taking your camera out as the light gets just right!

My Peak Design clip holster also had a good long term trial to great success. Very good when on the move, with shifting light requiring a quick response, and especially with a pack.

As usual you also can view the whole set on Flickr

Really worth seeing the whole set this time. What great conditions we had.