Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Advanced Scrambling Course

Last Saturday I ran a scrambling course, a Christmas voucher bought for Adam last year. Fortunately he waited for a crisp, still winter day with plenty of blue sky.
We started off up the Idwal Staircase by the slabs and ascended up into Cwm Cneifion which covers a lot of grade 2 ground. We looked at route choice and assessing when a rope is needed.
The second half of the day, after admiring the spectacular views, saw Adam leading up Cneifion Arete - a classic almost Alpine like route. The top was gained in the light of the day, but a quick descent was needed as darkness approached.

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