Fun on the Carneddau
East Ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen
A very wintry summit
Above Ysgolion Duon.
I had a couple of days work out on the hills with staff from a private school from down South. We tried to avoid the bad weather and very strong winds on the first day by heading to the NE of the Carneddau. This plan partially worked as it stayed clear and dry but we were battered by 70 mph winds on the summit of Drum (770m).
The next day, with an improving forecast, we made a very wintry ascent of Pen yr Ole Wen (978m) and Carnedd Dafydd (1044m).