Monday, 27 July 2015

Snowdonia, Pen yr Ole Wen and Carnedd Dafydd

Tryfan 915m from the bridge over the Afon Denau that leads to Pen yr Ole Wen

Pete Lyn and Bella have just returned from six days in Snowdonia and here are some of the photos that were taken when they climbed Pen yr Ole Wen 978m and Carnedd Dafydd 1044m, two of the fourteen Welsh 3,000 footers.
In 2016 we plan an expedition to Snowdonia as our annual "Overnighter" and our recent outing there was to some extent a recce for this trip. Plans for this are in their infancy yet but if you're interested in taking part we'd be interested to hear from you. Full details will be available later this year.

The East ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen above Ffynnon Lloer has one scrambly section easily negotiated, Tyfan beyond. 

Llyn Ogwen with Tryfan and the Glyders beyond from the slopes of Pen yr Ole Wen.

Ffynnon Lloer nestles in Cwm Lloer, between the East ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen and the southern slopes of Carnedd Dafydd. Beyond can be seen the summits of Pen yr Helgi Dhu, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Crimpiau above Capel Curig.

Lunch on the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen with a view over the Menai Straits to Anglesey

It's a short walk along the ridge from Pen yr Ole Wen to Carnedd Dafydd, this view looks back from the latter peak towards Ole Wen. Snowdon, in the distance, has her head in the clouds.

The summit of Carnedd Dafydd 1044m with Anglesey in the distance.

Carnedd Llywelyn 1064m from Carnedd Dafydd. We descended from the col between the two hills down grassy slopes to Cwm Lloer.

The grassy southern slopes of Carnedd Dafydd made for an easy descent to Ffynnon Lloer. Beyond the lake is the rocky  East ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen our ascent route. Far below lies Llyn Ogwen, flanked on the left by Tryfan, the Glyders form the far horizon.

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