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Photo of The Week: Cadair Idris, Wales 2007

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Seeing as the UK and Europe may be expecting snow this Xmas l thought a little winter scene might be in order. Back in 2007 when we had the old Land Rover 90 we took a week off work and devised a route from south to north Wales encompassing as much off pavement as we could. The forecast on the run up to our time off didn’t look favourable with plenty of rain and low temperatures. The forecast was correct and we battled our way through mud and self recoveries all alone in the Welsh countryside.

Mixed in with our 4×4 plans was a walk up Cadair Idris and Snowdon. Even though it was spring, recent weather had brought the snowline down to 600m. We didn’t know the mountain particularly well, but we pressed on anyway. This photo is of Lisa on the south side of the cwm about 1 hour from the summit.

We made it back to a sodden roof tent just before it got dark.

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One response

  1. Absolutely love Cadair, used to live in Aberystwyth a couple of years back so climbed up her on different routes in all weathers including snow and ice.. Good fun! I’ve been following your travels and glad to see you’ve made it to the other side of the world, good stuff! Hope to follow in your footsteps in the future, good luck to you both!

    20/12/2013 at 08:59

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