Lakes

Sunday 16th June 2019 - Cwm Glas Skyline

     This is a scramble around one of the wildest valleys in Snowdonia, giving unparalleled views into the Snowdon massif and its rock architecture. Starting at SH629567 in Llanberis Pass, we pick out a faint route to the east of Dinas Mot and find a way onto the ridge, heading south along narrowing edges until we finally climb up to Crib Goch. From there we follow the airy crest westwards to Garnedd Ugain, which is the second highest top in Wales, only 20 meters below Snowdon. After a suitable pause to appreciate the whole eastern face of Yr Wyddfa, we turn away north and eventually scramble down the Gyrn Las ridge and into Cwm Glas.

     It's a route which has some narrow and exposed sections, and requires care to negotiate. That said, club members have done this route, and the Snowdon Horseshoe which shares part of it, several times over the years. We will only be doing it if the weather is suitable - dry and reasonably still. It's also physically quite demanding - not long in miles, but it will probably take 7 hours or so, which is why we probably won't do the obvious up-and-back to Snowdon summit.

    
Walk leader - John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286