|West face of Tryfan and Llyn Bochlwyd from Y Gribbin|
On Monday 15/6, the first day of our Welsh trip, Pete, Lyn and Bella set off in fine weather from the Ogwen valley to climb Glyder Fawr 1001m by the rocky ridge of Y Gribbin. The picture is from the lower slopes of Y Gribbin with Llyn Bochlwyd below and Llyn Ogwen further beyond to the left. The west face of Tryfan 915m forms a backdrop to the scene.
|Upper section of Y Gribbin.|
The upper crags of Y Gribbin reared above us presenting a forbidding aspect as we climbed higher up the ridge, mist swirled in on us adding a touch of drama to the adventure.
|Watery reflections of Y Gribbin|
|Looking down Y Gribbin, Llyn Idwal far below|
You can see the tiny pool of water where Pete caught the reflections of Y Gribbin far below here just to the right of the path. The mist thickened for a while as we picked our way carefully up the scree and tumbled boulders of the ridge.
|Y Gribbin's upper rocky section|
|Bella having fun scrambling on Y Gribbin.|
|Mist clearing on Castell y Gwynt|
As we topped out onto the summit plateau of Glyder Fawr the mist began to clear revealing the dramatic rock formation known as Castell y Gwynt or Castle of the Winds to the West, beyond which rose the boulder strewn summit of Glyder Fach 994m.
|Pete and Bella on the summit of Glyder Fawr|
|Descent from Glyder Fawr |