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Postby Boydie » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:21 pm

Nanuls wrote:Sounds good; Sunday is defiantly best for me. You got any mountains or routes you want to do? There's lots and lots and lots of options!


Sunday it is then :)

I suppose the obvious visitors choice to Wales would be Snowdon and/or its subsidary peaks, but I know most people will have done these numerous times. Tryfan springs to mind also as I've heard and seen lots about it.

At the end of the day I'm going to be in your backyard so I'm open to any reccomendations you may have! , or whatever anyone else is keen to do.
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Postby Nanuls » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:56 am

Good choice! Both options are good. As for routes, my recommendations would either be the Snowdon Horseshoe, which takes you over Crib Goch to Snowdon’s summit and back to the car park via Y Lliwedd, or the Bochlwyd Horseshoe, which takes you over Tryfan and Glyder Fach. The Snowdon Horseshoe is more popular and is arguably more spectacular, while the Bochlwyd Horseshoe takes you over some great peaks, but is less exposed, however, the scrambling (at least in my opinion) is more varied and of a better quality. If you only have time to do one, I’d go with Snowdon, it is Wales’ highest mountain after all. I’ve covered all this ground before so I really don’t mind what you want to do, I like it all.

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Postby visentin » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:58 am

renaming this thread Scott/Welsh/Cumbria team :)
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Postby Nanuls » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:59 pm

visentin wrote:renaming this thread Scott/Welsh/Cumbria team :)

Or simply UK Team? :wink:
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Postby Boydie » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:41 pm

Hi Dan,

I've had a look over your two suggestions and I like the sound of the Bochlwyd Horseshoe route the best. More diversity in the scrambling, a little less exposure, possibly quieter and ease of parking at the start all sound like plus points to me.

What's the average sort of time span for that route?
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Postby Nanuls » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:18 pm

Boydie wrote:Hi Dan,

I've had a look over your two suggestions and I like the sound of the Bochlwyd Horseshoe route the best. More diversity in the scrambling, a little less exposure, possibly quieter and ease of parking at the start all sound like plus points to me.

What's the average sort of time span for that route?


Good choice, good scrambling and lots of classic photo ops.

Difficult to say how long it'll take, depends on the weather conditions and fitness of the party. To do it comfortably with plenty of breaks I'd say maybe five or six hours fo the average person. To guarantee good parking I would say one would need to start at around 9 o'clock.
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Postby Boydie » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:58 pm

Nanuls wrote:
Boydie wrote:Hi Dan,

I've had a look over your two suggestions and I like the sound of the Bochlwyd Horseshoe route the best. More diversity in the scrambling, a little less exposure, possibly quieter and ease of parking at the start all sound like plus points to me.

What's the average sort of time span for that route?


Good choice, good scrambling and lots of classic photo ops.

Difficult to say how long it'll take, depends on the weather conditions and fitness of the party. To do it comfortably with plenty of breaks I'd say maybe five or six hours fo the average person. To guarantee good parking I would say one would need to start at around 9 o'clock.


That's cool 8). I usually tend to just overshoot the timespans stated in the SMC guidebooks for the peaks up here, so I had figured it would be in the region of 6 or 7 hours.

So provisionally, were looking at the Bochlwyd Horseshoe, on the 18th July and meeting around 9ish that morning? Will we put up a new thread for these details as a suggested SP meet in the UK? or do you want to iron out any more details??
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Postby Nanuls » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:10 pm

Boydie wrote:
Nanuls wrote:
Boydie wrote:Hi Dan,

I've had a look over your two suggestions and I like the sound of the Bochlwyd Horseshoe route the best. More diversity in the scrambling, a little less exposure, possibly quieter and ease of parking at the start all sound like plus points to me.

What's the average sort of time span for that route?


Good choice, good scrambling and lots of classic photo ops.

Difficult to say how long it'll take, depends on the weather conditions and fitness of the party. To do it comfortably with plenty of breaks I'd say maybe five or six hours fo the average person. To guarantee good parking I would say one would need to start at around 9 o'clock.


That's cool 8). I usually tend to just overshoot the timespans stated in the SMC guidebooks for the peaks up here, so I had figured it would be in the region of 6 or 7 hours.

So provisionally, were looking at the Bochlwyd Horseshoe, on the 18th July and meeting around 9ish that morning? Will we put up a new thread for these details as a suggested SP meet in the UK? or do you want to iron out any more details??


Great! I look forward to it. Only other detail would be the meeting place, for which I suggest the little cafe thing at the Ogwen Cottage car park. You want to make the post?
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Postby Boydie » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:49 pm

Nanuls wrote:
Boydie wrote:
Nanuls wrote:
Boydie wrote:Hi Dan,

I've had a look over your two suggestions and I like the sound of the Bochlwyd Horseshoe route the best. More diversity in the scrambling, a little less exposure, possibly quieter and ease of parking at the start all sound like plus points to me.

What's the average sort of time span for that route?


Good choice, good scrambling and lots of classic photo ops.

Difficult to say how long it'll take, depends on the weather conditions and fitness of the party. To do it comfortably with plenty of breaks I'd say maybe five or six hours fo the average person. To guarantee good parking I would say one would need to start at around 9 o'clock.


That's cool 8). I usually tend to just overshoot the timespans stated in the SMC guidebooks for the peaks up here, so I had figured it would be in the region of 6 or 7 hours.

So provisionally, were looking at the Bochlwyd Horseshoe, on the 18th July and meeting around 9ish that morning? Will we put up a new thread for these details as a suggested SP meet in the UK? or do you want to iron out any more details??


Great! I look forward to it. Only other detail would be the meeting place, for which I suggest the little cafe thing at the Ogwen Cottage car park. You want to make the post?


Excellent. I'll post it up just now.
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Postby Proterra » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:13 pm

Made an album to organize my pictures. About a hundred more or so will follow as soon as SP is behaving normally again and I get to go through my hard drive at home...

http://www.summitpost.org/album/659997/ ... Clint.html
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Postby Boydie » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:53 pm

Proterra wrote:Made an album to organize my pictures. About a hundred more or so will follow as soon as SP is behaving normally again and I get to go through my hard drive at home...

http://www.summitpost.org/album/659997/ ... Clint.html


Nice to see you back on posting Clint. I'll look forward to seeing your other pics.

I was in Glencoe this weekend. It pissed down the entire time, you know that bloody depressing look it can have at times, well that's what it was like. I had to get pished in the Kingshouse (repeatedly) to make myself feel better :roll:

I like your profile pic :lol:.
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Postby visentin » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:36 am

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Postby Proterra » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:07 pm

visentin wrote:Just noticed this :
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... -hill.html
Grampians ?


Geologically speaking, no. It's 15 miles south of the HBF. Whether it could be added to the Cairnwells subpage is I guess up for vote, I say no.
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Postby Nanuls » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:37 pm

Attach it to your Scotland page Eric, that would seem like the best idea.
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Postby Proterra » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:58 pm

Boydie wrote:
Proterra wrote:Made an album to organize my pictures. About a hundred more or so will follow as soon as SP is behaving normally again and I get to go through my hard drive at home...

http://www.summitpost.org/album/659997/ ... Clint.html


Nice to see you back on posting Clint. I'll look forward to seeing your other pics.

I was in Glencoe this weekend. It pissed down the entire time, you know that bloody depressing look it can have at times, well that's what it was like. I had to get pished in the Kingshouse (repeatedly) to make myself feel better :roll:

I like your profile pic :lol:.


Added some ten more today, from July 2008 in the Cairngorms. SP'ing from work, because internet is still down, so expect a slow trickle the next few days. I'd have a serious problem already if my boss sees how much time I've spent on SP today... :lol:
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