Tryfan Trip Report (#14748)

  • Signed By: Adrian Kerr
  • Date submitted: October 20, 2003
  • Date(s) climbed: 17 October, 2003

I was extremely fortunate to have tackled Tryfan for the first time in probably the best October weather there has been for some years. Blue sky, sunny, with some warmth to it - some gusts in places but nothing too bad. I've walked and climbed throughout Cumbria for upwards of 25 years, only last year taking on North Wales in the shape of Snowdon. I've now definitely transferred my allegiance to Snowdonia since climbing Tryfan. Fantastic scrambling; most fun I've had in ages. I was so pumped up by the time I hit the summit, Adam and Eve was never in doubt. Looking back, it's scarier now! Up Bristly Ridge and Glyder Fach then down the long ridge to the lake path back to Ogwen Cottage. We tackled Cnicht the following day with slightly stiffened sinews; a prolonged walk after we missed the path down from the slate mine and ended up ascending two steep slag heaps just for the heck of it. Still, a perfect couple of days in the hills and Tryfan as the crowning glory.

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