Mid week came the big tick of the winter. Teaming up with John Orr and Luke Brooks we made an (possibly the third of the year? ) ascent of Central Ice Fall direct VI 6 on Craig y Rhaeadr, this was a route I won't forget in a while.
|Llanberis Pass catching the morning rays|
|Craig Y Rhaeadr wearing it's winter blanket|
Luke took the first pitch which is usually quite thin but this year it surprisingly took descent screws almost all the way up
|Luke on P1|
|Luke on P1|
|Me on P2|
After a day of rest and catching up on work I headed out for a spin on the road bike with Ryan who's training to cycle to Switzerland in the summer as part of Team Peddle to raise money for a good cause. I suggested a loop up from the A5 over Ysbyty Ifan thinking that we would start from Betws. The response I got from Ryan was "sounds great, shall we start from mine or yours?"! This turned out to be be my longest cycle yet, a 90Km round trip, great fun. The road over the top was amazing, smooth tarmac and warm sun with a bit of snow on the side.
|Smooth tarmac and warm sunshine..happy days|
|Extreme road biking...sketchy descent down into Penmachno|
The adventures keep on coming: I'm currently writing this post out on a 38ft sail boat in the Irish sea. With less than 12hrs notice I got a call from my friend Jade who had been called on last minute to deliver a boat from Liverpool to Pwllheli. So here we are cruising along, 8hrs in and with no land in sight. In another 10hrs time we should get to Pwllheli, it's going to be a long night!...fingers crossed for plain sailing.
Update: we made it! It took almost exactly 24hrs of continues motor sailing (sadly much wind was lacking). A full-on experience but not one that I shall be keen to repeat regularly. Unless it was for climbing in Greenland maybe?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsVl_rzkcx0
|The smallest bit of sun breaks through!|
|23hrs later...not far to go!|
|One £65K toy successfully delivered...phew!|