Climb Snowdon – David & Amanda Lee on Saturday 11th September 2021
Having met David and Amanda just after 8.30am by the Sword at the Llanberis village car park we proceeded to the small village of Rhyd Ddu which was the planned start of our walk.
Having checked through our kit list and completed the safety briefing, including the doom and gloom weather report, I asked David & Amanda what their expectations were for the day ahead. Just after 9.30am we set off on our ascent of Mount Snowdon via the Rhyd Ddu path. It soon became apparent that my weather forecast was spot on as we watched the rain clouds sweep in through the valley.
As I was limited on visibility and unable to point out valley features and other mountains across the valley due to light drizzle from the low cloud my attention turned to fauna & flora around the path including impressive Lichen on the rocks.
Having taken our time with plenty drink and snack breaks with loads of brief chats about National Park including the geology and the history of Snowdonia through various ages, we soon arrived and Rhyd Ddu ridge which was successfully negotiated through.
With the final push of 50 metres to reach the summit 10 mins behind schedule due to pointing out of all the flowers and Lichen. We made the summit.
A quick photo and refuel we then made our down the Llanberis path still in the clouds all the way to Clogwyn Station stopping for a brief refuel.
As we then descended further down the path the clouds started to lift and we were able enjoy the scenery, looking over towards the lower slopes of Moel Eilio and the town of Llanberis coming into view as we passed through half way house café.
A brisk walk with a promise of tea and cake at Pen y Ceunant Isaf Tea room the last section was competed in double quick time reaching the tea rooms just before 16.15pm.
David & Amanda had a fabulous day out on the mountain and they certainly did have a positive mountain day.