Snowdonia 3000 foot mountains 2015
Most years I go away for a week or so walking the mountains with good friend Al from Gloucester. In 2015 we decided to go to Snowdonia for a change and as we had hiked over the Lake District 3000 foot mountains in 2014 it seemed appropriate to do a similar trip in Snowdonia. I devised a route taking in 9 of the 3000 foot mountains, there are 15 in total. However, Al mentioned that he had never been up Tryfan so the route was changed and ended up with 7 peaks on the trek, missing out Y Garn and the two Glyders but adding Tryfan. It was an 8 day trip of 97 miles with a bit under 10,000 metres of ascent. Here are the updated blog posts and re-edited trek photos.
Monday 20th July 2015 Travel to Conway
I met up with good friend Al from Gloucester and he drove us over to Conwy in North Wales. We stayed at the very comfortable Castlebank Hotel and they kindly let us leave Al’s car in their car park for the trip as we would be returning here at the end. The owner was a photographer and had some stunning photos of Conway on his walls.
My wife Jan had arranged for our luggage to be moved between our accommodation every day. Unfortunately, there’s no luggage transfer company in this part of the world so she had to book 4 different taxi companies for the 8 day trip. Experience has told us that they are sometimes not the most reliable in doing this, they manage with people but sometimes struggle with unaccompanied luggage. To make sure everything ran as smoothly as possible Jan telephoned each taxi company every day to check that all was in order for that day. Here’s our route map.