Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Trip to Tryfan

This Monday my man Medhi and I agreed to go to Tryfan, without much planning as usual and not knowing what to expect. So we just had a look at Trail magazine for a map and a route near there, that was about all the prep we did. So we got up early on Monday morning without having time for breakfast before we left. On the way not too far from north Wales we decided to have some heavy fuel for breakfast, hence decided to go to McDonald for breakfast(that was an extremely good idea).

We arrived a couple of hours later and then I realised why I always wanted to go to north Wales. It was very beautiful, one can see in
 this photo that I posted on my google+, not much photoshopping there, if any.

So here we are parking the car and getting our rucksack ready and up we went. As we got up this small path, we had one of the most spectacular and beautiful view(possibly the best amongst any trip we did).

The one surprise that me and my friend got, was that it was littered with massive Rocks everywhere, making it exciting for trying out scrambling. Here I started fooling around climbing those gigantic rocks:
  I must say it was it was our first time scrambling and we loved every second and pain of it and guess what it really was not easy with our camping gear on our back. We were blessed with a nice view of lakes nearby:

After resting near this small lake and fooling around we continued our way up Tryfan, with plenty of scrambling, I'll let the photo do the talking from here:



Here is Medhi jumping on Adam and Eve, which I was to scared to do due to my knee(chickened out basically). After all this we gruellingly and painfully came down to go and camp overnight near the lake.:

We had a really nice evening resting and staring at the lake and in the morning we got up early, packed up our gear and went back to the car. We went for a short drive not too and here is what we saw:

In the end this turned out to be the nicest camp we ever did, especially that we were very lucky with the weather. I hope there will be more to come around this amazing area of Wales.

Saturday, 31 May 2014


Once again I've dropped off the radar for quite a long time, due to work commitment. At some point I will have to reign that in and try to get out more. Since the being of this year I have been on 2 camping trips. The one I'm going to post here is the Pen Y fan trip. Which is probably one of my nicest one due to the breath taking view.
Again this is something that was planned 2 days before the trip pretty much last minutes. My friend came over to my place and of we went and luckily we did not encounter too much traffic on the way and the cat park near there was not too hard to find.

 Off we went and started our ascent, which in actual fact was pretty hard at the beginning and ended up being easier as we continued. 

we did somehow stop a lot to admire the beautiful scenery and tried to not get too carried away about taking photos. 
As we kept on walking we started noticing the top, but at the same time the wind was getting stronger, up to the point where you would be able to lean against it (similar to MJ in Smooth Criminal). So as it was getting late we decided to go down on the side of the mountain and put the tents up. Pitching the tents that evening was a bit of pain, due to the strong wind changing direction and it was really due to the wind chill. The strong wind was a good excuse to try my new Berghaus Ramche, which felt really nice and warm within a minute or 2.
In the morning we got up had some coffee and some Nakd Bar, which I must is one of my favourite due to the fact that they don't contain much crap. Then off we went back to the top.

  Once again we could see the top and we did not have much to cover. As we got nearer to the top we could see patches of snow, remnants from the previous weekend snow shower. It was a bit slippery to climb up to the top, but we got there in the end. The view was really magnificent and it just reminded me what I like going up mountains and hills.