Capel Curig 28th March to 1st April 2024. Meet report

Friday – fresh snow on the hills from the last two days. A bright start, then windy with hail and rain. Kial and Terri did an extended tour of the Carneddau and Glyders, in training for bigger things. Rosie, Helen and Geoff walked towards the Glyders from Capel and retreated to Ogwen where Helen’s smile and thumb quickly got us a lift home. Dave and Linda explored the reservoirs North of Capel. Bill biked and pushed up Snowdon.
Saturday – bright and clear. Helen, Rosie, Bill and Geoff walked from Ogwen to Abergwygregyn on the N Wales coast. Great views. Only two cars where we came down, but Helen’s charms got her a lift back to Ogwen to retrieve her car and pick up the rest of us. Terri and Kial climbed at Castle Inn Quarry off the A55. A sunny venue.
Sunday – again bright and clear with a chill wind. Bill and Geoff went over the N ridge of Tryfan, Bristly Ridge, Glyders and Y Garn. A lift home was harder to catch for two old men, but after 20 mins a tiny car squeezed us in the back. Rosie, Terri, Helen, Dave and Linda went to the sunny delights of Castle Inn Quarry. Kial and Gemma explored the area N of the hut. Geoff’s easter egg was munched in the evening.
Monday – drizzle. All went home, except Bill and Geoff – who did a couple of routes on little Tryfan before we called it a day.

An early Easter meant this meet was more walking than climbing with unseasonal snow enhancing the trip. Car parks were still very busy so walking from the hut and hitching back was a good option, or getting up early. The N London Mountaineering club hut is a great location. Better when the radiators work but the wood burner dried out kit. Welcome to Terri on her first away meet. Geoff.

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