The weather forecasters got it right – the remains of Hurricane Bertha arrived and the weather took a turn for the worse. Although there was some blue in the sky to be seen, it didn’t last for long !
|Creigiau Gleision and Craig Wen|
Gallt yr Ogof looks impenetrable from the A5 but I during my Carneddau walk I planned a route up its western flank through the bands of small crags. The midges were out in force as it was still quite warm but as I reached the ridge, the rain arrived. The view disappeared as quickly as the waterproofs appeared and I started to make my way towards the summit as the mist came and went. At least I wasn’t going to add to yesterday’s sunburn !
I passed the fore-summit and was soon at the top. Views of Y Foel Goch were tantalisingly brief and I walked to the col, passing the wrong side of the tarn and ending up knee deep in bog, although I got out of it very quickly, minimising the soaking my right leg got.
Y Foel Goch is the higher summit but is not well defined, being quite a large plateau. I bagged the cairn and the other two possible contenders for the summit before making my way down towards Llyn y Caseg-fraith. I was hoping for the classic view of the east face of Tryfan but Bertha put paid to that. I contoured around Drws Nodded to the Braich y Ddeugwm ridge, trying to stay out of the now gusting winds, and followed this down towards the valley.
Conditions eased as I neared the valley, giving a reasonable view of Tryfan.