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Blue Bird Day On Snowdon

Out with Stephen yesterday for a day of winter climbing. Although the snow cover is very thin it was forecast to be very cold so I was confident of finding some ice and frozen turf. It was also forecast to be a sunny day - and it certainly was!

We decided to head for Snowdon and have a look at Central Trinity, a grade 2 gully that leads up to the summit. The very lean conditions gave us an exciting icy mixed climb - a good bit harder than the grade 2 it normally is.

We climbed it in about 4 pitches with Stephen leading the pitch over the top. Our reward was some fantastic views and even a brocken spectre. A great day to be out.

Snowdon looking good on the way up

Stephen powering up to the start to Central Trinity

Exiting the chockstone Central Trinity Gully

Stephen leading off to the top

Brocken Spectre at the Summit of Snowdon

View across the Trinity Face

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