Working in Liverpool, the Glyderau provided my first real mountain experiences. My workmate Dave took me up various routes on the Idwal slabs and then scrambling on Tryfan's north ridge and up onto the Glyders. Returning there is always satisfying.
I was brought up on these! Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1970
Tryfan was my first mountain in 1969 and then over the years since I have made repeated visits both to Tryfan and the Glyders behind - a few times via the Bristly Ridge but also via all other approaches. The most enjoyable approach was from the top of the Idwal Slabs, after climbing one of the rock routes - climbing on up often late summers evening by then... marvelous!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe