Bryn Tyrch Hotel, Capel Curig.

a high standard of accommodation and good food." Tags: [mountaineering] Category: blog Comments: true

When I was a small child, in the 1960's, we often stayed at Cobdens in Capel Curig. The hotel was then owned by a Mrs Newman, who also owned the Tyn y Coed just down ...

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Glyders Backpack Photos.

Photos from Traverse of the Glyders (June 2010).

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Photos from Traverse of the Glyders (June 2010).

Tryfan and Glyders photos from my June 2010 trip.

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Traverse of the Glyders from Capel Curig to Nant Peris.

A Traverse of the Glyders from Capel Curig to Nant Peris.

I have traversed the Glyders a few times starting at Ogwen and descending to into Capel Curig. Back in 1980 I started in Nant Peris and did the traverse to Capel Curig. However, this year we were staying at ...

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Disqus Commenting System.

Comments are a useful part of blogging. However, they are a real honeypot for spammers. On systems I have used in the past, I got tired of fighting the spammers and simply turned comments off. However, have decided to try out a new system powered by Disqus . It isn't ...

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Mammut Champ Trousers.

time. I am in the lucky position of being able to wear whatever I want most of the time, so I tend to choose clothes that are both practical and I feel comfortable in."

For a few years I have worn Craghopper Kiwi trousers almost all the time. I am ...

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A Night on Moel Siabod (April 2010).

A Night on Moel Siabod - April 2010.

I have always liked the idea of spending a night on the summit of Moel Siabod. The views over Snowdonia and the other Welsh mountains to the south are unrivalled. In the recent spell of settled fine weather I decided it was time ...

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Review - Rab Generator Smock.

walking/climbing gear. Quite a bit of my outdoor clothing is getting rather battered and worn out (a bit like me). In the past I have used a tee shirt/fleece/Goretex jacket layering system. "

In the last couple of months I have been buying some new walking/climbing gear ...

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Coastal Cycle Ride from Caernarfon.

This week we have spent a few days in North Wales. We were very lucky with the weather - it was cold and clear. Following a day walking we wanted to do a short cycle ride. The children wanted it to be traffic free and flat!

This ride, which is approximately ...

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Mynydd Mawr.

Mynydd Mawr is an outlier of the Moel Hebog group and is situated between Snowdon and the Nantlle Ridge. It's not very high - 698m or 2269ft, but because of it's position the views from the top are spectacular.

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