Day in the Snow

Dark Clouds surrounding Meol Siabod

I had a late start, and then decided to head out into the hills. After driving up the pass and deciding Snowdon was perhaps too big a day out for a short walk, we head to Capel and Moel Siabod look great, so we decided to head round the back and take the south ridge.

I think we made a great choice, as we managed to catch some of the sun, whereas just over the road in the Carnedau it was black, as was the coast, and some how we managed to slot between these two areas of poor weather. I have to say after hearing the news last night about the avalanch in teh Glyders, I was pretty cautious, and did notice a weird snow near the top of the ridge.

Basically is was really poorly bonded snow that basicaly collapse under foot, and simply fell apart. When loaded a little, although it sounds like the incident in Ogwen was a cornice collapse, and there was even a conice on Siabod, I guess these strong winds we’ve had have help them form.

Anyway it was a nice day, although still lots of unconsolidated snow about, and given the warm spell we are promised next week, we’ll probably lose the snow soon. There are a few piccies as well, taken with my iPhone, which I am reasonable please with.

Heading up the start of the ridge
Rainbow over Siabod

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