Monday, December 12, 2011

Edale MRT Mountain Skills...

I have been out today with folk from Edale Mountain Rescue Team on their annual mountain skills training.

Traditionally this is an opportunity to practice some winter skills in preparation for the winter season and operate in some more technical mountain terrain - hence the location of North Wales.

With the freezing level fairly high and rain forecast we decided to operate on scrambling terrain, ascending 'North West Face Route' (2) in Cwm Idwal before heading into Cwm Cneifion.  Despite the mild temperatures it was wintry at higher levels and there was clearly ice forming on Clogwyn Ddu - although it's not climbable!  The outlook is for colder conditions with heavy snowfall... 

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