Thursday, 17 September 2015

Glyder Fach, Snowdonia last week.

Last Tuesday Lyn Bella and Pete set out early for Glyder Fach 994m from the car park beside Llyn Ogwen. The weather was perfect and held throughout the day. They took the route up to Cwm Bochlwyd and Bwlch Tryfan from where they picked up the Miner's Track across Cwm Tryfan onto the long broad E shoulder of Glyder Fach which they ascended to the summit.

Heading up the path to Llyn Bochlwyd with Llyn Ogwen and Pen Yr Ole Wen beyond.

Llyn Bochlwyd nestles below in Cwm Bochlwyd as the path to Bwlch Tryfan leads upwards. Y Garn and Foel Goch in the distance appear above the rocky ridge of Y Gribbin which leads upwards to the summit plateau of Glyder Fawr. 

The South Ridge of Tryfan from the Miner's Track on the headwall of Cwm Tryfan.

The Miner's Track high above the head of Cwn Tryfan leads from Bwlch Tryfan to the E shoulder of Glyder Fach

Far in the distance on the broad  E shoulder of Glyder Fach nestles Llyn y Caseg-fraith with the bulk of Y Foel Goch rising  beyond.

Llyn and Bella on the summit rocks of Glyder Fach, stripped down for action before scrambling to the top.

Pete and Bella pose with the summit tor of Glyder Fach in the distance.

View W from the summit rock formation of Glyder Fach towards Castell y Gwynt with Glyder Fawr beyond. In the haze on the far horizon is the elegant summit of Snowdon.

The Miner's Track seen in descent from Glyder Fach's E shoulder looking towards Bristly Ridge and Bwlch Tryfan. We made our descent by Cwm Tryfan on the right to the A5 just E of Llyn Ogwen.  

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