First bit of snow of the winter

Hello, its Trystan here, Glyn asked me if I would like to write a blog about our day today as he is working hard on the plas y brenin bar and I'm just sitting here with a pint.. so here goes:

We were on our way to shovel some sand this morning in Nantmor when the view below appeared:

The first snow of winter! and a fantastic sunny day.

After last winter both of us have been waiting in anticipation for this winter, exited to get out and do some new winter ice climbing routes and for me especially to get out on my snowboard and do some new descents. The snow this morning was clearly not buckets but maybe a promising sign of things to come? It was enough to get us inspired. It was decided that a run was in store!

Glyn's dad was also interested to see the snow and so offered to drop us off at pen y pass, Glyn dropped his van off at nant gwynant. We decided to run from pen y pass via the pyg track, a grade 1 scramble up the cribau to the lliwedd ridge and then on up to the top of snowdon, down the south ridge and finally, left back to nant gwynant. I will stop talking now and show some pictures:

The first leg, along the pyg track

The top lake from the start of the scramble

Looking down over lliwedd

Running along the south ridge

Some dramatic snow imagery:

and a little bit lower.. no snow to be seen but still a very nice view

It was a great run, thoroughly enjoyed it and am now quite exhausted!