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English & Welsh Skiing - 16/17 (New season name change)

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Some footage from yesterday shot by Mark H


http://youtube.com/v/cEp7ybzMWDA
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Looks great. More snow than down in the Beacons.

On the list.
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I had a walk up Y-Garn to have a look at Banana Gully today. Inspired by Scarpa and Kuba, I've been tempted for a year or two but have not had chance to have a look. Anyway, looks good.... I can post photo's if anyone is interested.

Otherwise Kuba has posted some photo's and video from his descent this year, here:

http://uklines.info/place/snowdonia/index.php
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30th April 2016. Snowdonia.

A cold week with snow on the hills had me watching the web cams, hoping to score some late season English or Welsh skiing. The Lakes looked doable but I was keen to try my luck again in Snowdonia. Plan A was to repeat February's line but Mark, my local contact suggested heading up from the A5 side and the Y-Gran web cam looked promising.



^^ I parked up on the A5, above the Llyn Ogwyn close to 'Glan Dena'. As luck would have it I hooked up with Mark and Shân and we boot packed up up from the road on the path up to to Bryn Mawr. The snowline started at around 500m. Here's Shân with Y-Garn in the back ground.




^^ Our target were the smooth looking lines and the Carneddau ridge.




^^ Skins went when we reached the lake. Bwlch yr Ole Wen, towering above the lake offers some steep skiing when in condition.




^^ The weather was a little mixed with showers passing through and sunny intervals. Tryfan looking moody.




^^ Snow became easier as we gained altitude and found some nice snow filled runnels.




^^ The ridge revealed views towards Anglesey and the coast.




^^ and more of the Carnedd range. Opportunities galore.




^^ After a traverse across the ridge we regained the ridge and skied the line we skinned up. The snow was a little warm which made things 'interesting', but good fun. We skied about 1000m or so, descending maybe 300m. Missey the spaniel was loving it.




^^ As we lost altitude the snow got thinner and softer.




^^ Until we were rock hopping.




^^ Temps has risen and the weather was much more Spring like as we walked out.

Another fantastic day ski touring in Snowdonia. Thanks to Mark and Shân for good company and sharing their local Snowdonia Navigation skills. Looking forward to next Winter. There is a lot to do... snowHead
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Fantastic. Well jel.

Next time I'll be heading north rather than watching Judgement Day rugby in Cardif.
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Cheers. Fingers crossed for more snow Smile
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674413409503999/

Could be that this year Snowdonia holds the last snow south of the highlands. More usually it is Brown Cove near Helvellyn, except in big easterly winters when Cross fell in the Pennines holds the last patches. these have been as late as the end of August !
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Carnedd Llewelyn still hanging in there:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674413409503999/
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@Peter S, I guess that one won't be long to go. How's Helvellyn ?
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Few bits left on Helvellyn aparently. Cross Fell may also possibly be hanging in there.
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The final snow south of the big Scottish mountains reportedly melted over the weekend. This was at Y Ffoes Ddyfn on Carnedd Llewellyn in northern Snowdonia.
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26th November 2016.

Winter returns to Snowdonia and I hook up with Emma and Kuba and head to the Carneddau. The route was pretty much as the report above but with noticeably more snow.



^^ Bootpack up to around 550m



^^ Skin to the ridgeline



^^ Carnedd Llewelyn in the background, loaded, probably in a good way...
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Yes, yes and thrice yes Smile
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@AndAnotherThing.., Nice one! snowHead Sorry I couldn't join you.
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@Harrison the Rabbit, welcome back Toofy Grin
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Looking good there Smile Someday I may be around Wales during the winter again.
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@Harrison the Rabbit, Next time Smile

@Scarpa, Yes, would be good to ski the local hills !

@Mike Pow, Cheers. Get up there....
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Is a cheeky trip to the Carneddau this weekend worth the reward? Talk to me snowHead
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Mike was there yesterday so will have the most recent update on conditions. I'll post some Vid from my day later on as well. I would guess that there will be a bit left.
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http://youtube.com/v/WlDZ8A-RIig

^^ Saturday. Thanks to @Kuba and Emma for a good day.
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Nicely done.

Quite a bit more snow when you were there. At least down low.
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Very Happy
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@Mike Pow, @Markhandford, Cheers Smile
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Ski touring in Wales from rpmguiding
https://vimeo.com/194669226

^^ Some video from one of the Snowdonia locals showing the ski touring action after the recent snowfall. Ironically the snow was as good or better as we have in Tignes, off piste, at the moment...
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Cracking vid.

Can't wait to ski more of Snowdonia Smile
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Thursday next ?

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Carnedd-Dafydd/forecasts/1044
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Waiting for the call Smile
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^^ Webcams White today, with heavy showers due. Maybe tomorrow....
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A quick update, it did snow, and we did go. Already well documented on Mikes thread but here's the assorted video:


http://youtube.com/v/FQ2b0l2ZLnY


http://youtube.com/v/hmVyDrAE-Wg


http://youtube.com/v/8f2nb1bdFbw

Cheers to @Mike Pow and @Markhandford ( www.snowdonia-adventures.co.uk ) for a good day.
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