Tryfan and Y Foel Goch

Slightly belated post as I’ve been away from computer access in darkest Derbyshire. I was out with Flick, Jen, Jen, Patrick, Rich and Rich on Tryfan last Friday. We did a traverse of the hill up the North Ridge and down the South Ridge (or rather the path just to the West). The North Ridge was feeling very wintery with soft snow from about 650m and rime, verglas and frozen turf from about 800m. An axe was definitely helpful and we used the rope for a couple of the steeper steps.

Jen with the upper section of Tryfan behind

There was a slight thaw overnight Friday and a refreeze with some snow showers during Saturday. The two Jens and I hard a short day on Y Foel Goch just getting in to the snow line for the last 100m or so.

Higher on the North Ridge

Driving back up today there was a dusting of snow on the top of the Howgills, although Cross Fell looked to be holding more snow. The Lakes seemed to have a pretty good cover from circa 700m and there was icing on the cuttings near Shap. Further north the Moffat hills looked to have cover high up and there was a light cover and freezing to A702 level in the Pentlands/Broughton Hills.

The Glyders from Tryfan
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