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November 2015 Capel Curig Meet

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Capel Curig Meet, weekend of 20th to 22nd November 2015.

The meet was well attended, total of 13 of us, with 3 staying in their vehicles.  The hut (belonging to the Gwyndur Mountaineering Club) was good.  Note Karl’s edifice.




The morning was bright and sunny though crisp with snow on the tops.

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On the basis of this most of us went off to Tryfan.  Simon, Carmen, Richard, Mike and myself (David D) walked there for the hut.  Ascending the ridge we came upon Rob, Karl, Peri and Peter B who had driven in.


Come lunchtime the weather had closed in and it snowed, which made the return a bit more adventurous for most of us.

Meanwhile Peter E and Ann had gone for a bicycle ride.  They met Peter’s brother John visited the mountain biking centre at  Penmachno and did both the 19km and 11km red route trails. Penmachno is on the B4406 south of Betws-y-Coed).
Paul and Peter W had gone for a run on the Carnedds. Lunch at Ogwen cottage then back to Capel Curig, Apparently that was enough (35km)?  And I thought they were going to tick off Tryfan on the same jaunt as well.


Simon and Carmen set off very early for a running event in the Peak District.  The rest of us got up somewhat later, though Richard had been up and down Moel Siabod before the most of the team set off!

Peter E and Ann did a walk north of Betws from Llyn Geirionydd to Trefriw.

This left the rest of us to clamber up and down Moel Siabod.  Ascent via the SW ridge.  I had not done this before and I think I should do it on a summer’s day so I can see what it looks like!   The clag was down.