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"Wild Camping"

1st - 3rd March 2013

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AGM. Portland D136.
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Thursday 14th March
8.00 pm

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Manchester Indoor Ice Wall
Friday 1st December at 8:30am

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Snowdonia Round 2

After our trip to a remote mountain bothy in Glen Shiel was unfortunately cancelled, due to low interest, 4 MPS-ers decided to head to Snowdonia for the weekend. The trip had luxuries not usually experienced on MPS trips! Haydn drove and half way we stopped at his parents’ house for dinner and to swap cars. No slow un-comfy minibuses this trip, instead we had the fun of a speedy Ford Focus ST. I think the petrol consumption may have been higher than usual, but we certainly got to the mountains in record time! Our accommodation for the weekend was a caravan in Beddgelert. This provided to be the ideal base, though we did fill it with all our kit!

On Saturday, Arno and I (Rob) were taken on our first ever fell run by Greg and Haydn. We drove a short distance up the road to Snowdon ranger before heading along the ridge at the back of Beddgelert. The peaks we ran over included Y Garn, Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog. After this, Greg and Haydn continued to Cwm Bychan while Arno and I decided that was enough and headed back to Beddgelert. We all met back up in the village for an ice-cream before a leisurely walk back to the campsite. The run was about 20km and with about 1500m ascent and was a test run for me for the Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon in June, which I signed up for soon after. Stuffed pasta and sauce for tea and followed by pudding.

Sunday found us all doing different things, we headed over to the Ogwen valley where Greg and Arno did an easy climbing route up the Cneifion Arete. I walked and scrambled to the start of Greg and Arno’s route before continuing up the ridge to Glyder Fach. I had considered turning back down the Devils Kitchen at this point but found myself feeling fit and so continued up Y Garn. Meanwhile Haydn had done a longer run starting up Tryfan before following my route. He managed to overtake me, without me noticing, just near the tarn. We then headed back to Nottingham with another car change halfway.

Rob

My first trip as Meet Sec - not that I organised much!

Also see Haydn's excellent blog for his report on what we did, including some pictures: http://www.haydnwilliams.com/blog/running-wild

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