Nanuls wrote:chugach mtn boy wrote:Hotoven wrote:Vitaliy M wrote:2929 ft? Does the route start below sea level?
Never mind him. He's only on his 7th month into the sport and thinks its funny to bash on beginers. Don't let others get you down, find some good partners and have fun!
Indeed. If Joe Brown himself rose from the grave to post on here, VM would jeer at him for climbing molehills.
The Welsh mountains are fantastic. And I say that as I look at Denali from my office window.
Edit: Oops, he's still alive, isn't he?
What are you saying!? Of course he's still alive!
I thought so too!
Back to Snowdonian mountains. Yes the weather can change incredibly fast. My own personal record was climbing a gentle, wide slope to a broad ridge on a day with just clear blue skies and virtually no wind. I was less than 3000 feet up. Then I saw a thin line of cloud in front, coming up over the ridge. Just a few minutes later, (5 to 10), I was in a howling gale and near enough zero visibility. I only got off the slope without compass and map because I'd left footprints in the snow that didn't get filled in as the snow had part thawed and then frozen again.
With powder snow I'd have been in a white out and totally dependant on compass on map to get back down. And that is exactly what I had to do on Snowdon on 22nd February this year! I will get my TR up soon.