Hafod weekend

This weekend I headed to the Ogwen Valley with the scouts to do some hill walking training.

After getting there at midnight on Friday, I was straight to bed. Up at 7am and then after breakfast we were out on the hills. We concentrated on Navigation and other hill walking skills.

We walked to Bwich Tryan and then down heather terrace towards the lake and then down by Tryfan Bach, we then took a gentle walk around Llyn Ogwen.

The second day we did lots of Micro navigation and navigation skills tests which was really good fun.

Three Peaks again

Sunday evening met up with Tristian & Gordon at Pen-y-pass, in order to do the three peaks again. This time we are looking to do it twice over. So climbing each mountain twice wit in 48 hours.

We have set down a couple of rules so that we don’t push ourselfs too hard.

1. Driving time is a total of 10 hours in each 24 hours. So anytime we make up walking we can use to rest or sleep.

2. Total time walking should be under 28 hours in total.

We started off at 10am, after a quick breakfast in the cafe at pen-y-pass. Not the best food ever but warm and good enough to start walking on. We started on the pyg track, and up over the ridge under Crib Groch. The path has just be laid and is a nice flag stone path that breaks up in places, where a little scrambeling is required.

We made really good time and got to the summit within 1.5 hours, which cut 15 mins off out time back in May. After a quick photo, we turned around and then started back. We tried to get down in a hour, but we decided to take the miner path back down. It was a lot easier on the knees but the distance was longer. Getting down in 1 hour and 15 mins was a good time.

We jumped straight in the van and then started the three hour drive to the lakes. Just did a weather check and the lakes look clear and fine weather for this after noon.

SO far everybody says that the legs feel good and everybody seems happy with the walking time so far.

Check in soon!