Parked up in the small village of Llanuwchllyn then walked the complete ridge walk to both Aran Benllyn and then on to Aran Fawddwy at 905 metres. The weather was clear all day except for one freak snow shower.
Returned to Llanuwchllyn by descending from the intermediate summit down to Creiglyn Dyfi then through the valley of Cwm Croes to the old mountain road.
Did both summits from Drysgol but as soon as Aran Fawddwy was in sight the cloud shot in and made a misty day of it. Returne from Aran Fawddwy via Glasgwm/Craig Cywarch.
As soon we got back down in the valley and drove off to the pub for a meal the blasted sun came back out... Typical.
In winter this is the place to go, catches the snow beautifully even when the rest of Snowdonia is clear.
The valley was dry and green, with a brisk breeze. Walking up to Drysgol, the breeze turned into a gale, that was difficult to walk into, and snow was deeper, with some very deep drifts. I had to use my axe to get to the summit of Aran Fawddwy. A brilliant day in mostly bright sunshine.
Excellent cold and clear day - ran up and down, superb views.
I had an exactly opposite experience :P Really cool fog up on the summit, the visibility was probably just a couple of metres
A fine winter's day with a very cold northerly,from the summit we were rewarded with a crystal clear view of Snowdonia and the clouded valleys below.