Monday, 7 December 2009

Walk Foel Coch

Winds high again although some possible cover along the East coast of Anglesey and with it being on the cold side we decided to venture into the hills.
It’s been some time since I’d been on the hills so on meeting Ga at the Naval training centre just outside Bethesda to be handed an ice axe and some crampons didn’t actually give me confidence.
The tops were white and as with any sport preparation and kit for contingencies always makes sense.
Mark arrived and we set off, happy days I quickly remembered that pain as you ascend without a warm up, too many layers and sweating like a pig.
Some layers removed and off again, we were heading to the top of Carnedd Filiast.
Some spectacular views both towards the coast and up the valleys, the small Island off Moelfre was clearly visible.
Arrived at the top to strong cold winds, kit change and off along the snow covered tops travelling towards Foel Goch.
A guided tour by Ga regarding the names of the summits and a decision to get off the tops for lunch.
A small decent and we had lunch, fairly sheltered winds of 25 mph and 2 c what a luxury.
Continued down and again those fond memories of the discomfort of a decent.
A fantastic walk with surprisingly no after effects on the following days we must get out more.

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