Thursday, April 04, 2013

Cold and wintry Easter

Trevor and I started the Easter trip with some fun and games in the mountains of Snowdonia. Snowy scenes greeted our arrival at Capel Curig so we grabbed our boots, crampons and axes. We headed our way to have a look at the east side of Moel Siabod. My old plastic boots decided to retire (loss of sole) just before we began to ascend the icy east ridge. We retreated to the warmth of the pub!

We returned the next day to explore the snowy lower slopes on our skis. Once again our activities were curtailed due to technical failure. This time, one of my ski boots began to fall apart! Nevertheless, we had plenty of fun in the snow.

The rest of the Easter break was spent based at Anglesey Outdoors and paddling on the southern and western shores of Anglesey.

The idea was to meet up with the team that will be going to East Greenland later in the year. Although there was a biting easterly wind, we managed to paddle in amongst the rocks and find plenty of shelter.

It was great for everyone to get to know one another, discuss equipment and sample some of the Clif Bars that will help keep us sustained on our expedition.

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