14-15 March 2003


We were staying in Glanafan Cottage (owned by the JMCS) and it's right in the centre of Bethesda. I think the concensus of opinion was that it was a bit grotty! But as hut's go I'm sure we've all stayed in worse.

On Saturday Simon C and Carmen tackled some of the slabs on Carnedd Y Filiast.

In typical fashion Simon F and Debra H turned up late afternoon to find everyone in the kitchen discussing whether it was too early to go to the pub. Once we'd got to the nearest pub and started eating our food we decided that it definitely was “too early” to go the pub! Where's Rich when you need someone to complain to the management? Thankfully Annie seemed to be on first name terms with some people in a pub further up the road and this rescued the evening!

The following day was an excellent still and sunny day. Simon's F&C and Debra and Carmen dumped cars at Ogwen and set off round Llyn Ogwen to tackle Tryfan and the Glyders via the “usual ridges”. Simon F raced round Pinnacle Ridge instead of “doing it” and had an excellent hour's sunbathing whilst the others did it “properly”. Once on the ridge it seemed a shame not to carry on so we ended up coming down the (now excellent) path past the Devil's Kitchen. Once down it was time to join the traffic jams on the A55.

Most of the rest of the group walked from the hut along the ridge on the south side of the valley across Carnedd Y Filiast and Mynydd Perfedd.