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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #175 on: May 31, 2010, 07:33:52 am »
I agree with the governess, well done. Next time everest?

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #176 on: May 31, 2010, 08:53:11 am »
I am pleased to inform the board that the Brass Goggles Mountain Emasculation League made summit at 1215 yesterday, after an ascent of 4 hours and 10 minutes. In total, the trip took 7 hours and 58 minutes, including 30 minues summit time.
Fantastic!!! I wish I could have been there. ;D Did you take any pictures? :)

I hope you all had a great time. :)

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #177 on: May 31, 2010, 12:14:42 pm »
I am pleased to inform the board that the Brass Goggles Mountain Emasculation League made summit at 1215 yesterday, after an ascent of 4 hours and 10 minutes. In total, the trip took 7 hours and 58 minutes, including 30 minues summit time.
Fantastic!!! I wish I could have been there. ;D Did you take any pictures? :)

I hope you all had a great time. :)

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Sir A. Poiselamppe and James Harrisson did, I was too busy looking at the rocks.There wasn't a great deal to see at the summit, as it was all foggy.

Snowdon was the largest in the group of mountains the flank Llanberis, but the others are pretty brutal as well.

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #178 on: May 31, 2010, 03:20:04 pm »
That was an outstanding weekend.  Also I made it to the summit first  ;D  (Although only by about 30 seconds.)

Now then, who wants photos?

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #179 on: May 31, 2010, 04:02:34 pm »
Wonderful photos. Have you got one of the group?

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #180 on: May 31, 2010, 05:39:46 pm »
Unfortunately not, as a tripod was something I forgot to take with me  :(

I believe however that Poisellampe and Sir Nick took one or two, including one of a steampunked mountain  :D

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #181 on: May 31, 2010, 05:47:53 pm »
Was it too windy to attempt a hat tower on the trig point?


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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #182 on: May 31, 2010, 05:50:29 pm »
Indeed it was.  My own tweed cap very nearly got blown off the summit after the wind got under the peak.  When we were on the cairn we had to hold onto our hats with one hand and the cairn itself with the other!  It was incredibly, unbelievably, almost dangerously gusty at the summit.  And cold.  And misty.  And foggy.  And wet.  And did I mention the cold and the wind?

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #183 on: May 31, 2010, 06:01:57 pm »
yes, that sounds like my previous visit. Standing a'top in August, watching the rain clouds sweeping in...

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #184 on: May 31, 2010, 06:09:11 pm »
It fogged up really quite badly just as we got to the summit and then mercifully cleared enough to take one or two photos from the ridges just as we started down.  I also regret to report a fatality- my new goggles lost their lenses in the scrum in the visitor centre at the summit  :'(

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #185 on: May 31, 2010, 07:52:36 pm »
Well done all!  Jolly good show! Mr Harrison, thank you for those photos of breathtaking views!

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« Reply #186 on: May 31, 2010, 08:21:49 pm »
Was it too windy to attempt a hat tower on the trig point?

Damn. We could have done that, if we'd thought of it. Maybe with a gloved hand holding down our miniature hat tower.

Okay, let's do that on the next ascent of the Brass Goggles Mountain Emasculation Society.

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #187 on: May 31, 2010, 09:13:52 pm »
Indeed it was.  My own tweed cap very nearly got blown off the summit after the wind got under the peak.  When we were on the cairn we had to hold onto our hats with one hand and the cairn itself with the other!  It was incredibly, unbelievably, almost dangerously gusty at the summit.  And cold.  And misty.  And foggy.  And wet.  And did I mention the cold and the wind?

and the crowds.... the previous days weather was awful so the summit was packed, the queues for tea, sausage rolls etc... were long to say the least....

next stop Scafell or Ben Nevis....

and now, some images ......


The view from Halfway....(down)

One of the steep sections



At the Summit



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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #188 on: June 01, 2010, 09:27:11 pm »
Looks like it ended up being a mighty successful trip indeed! Hopefully I can participate in the next climb instead! ;)

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #189 on: June 01, 2010, 10:03:58 pm »
Well done chaps.  An excellent endeavour.  Please accept my hearty congratulations.
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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #190 on: June 02, 2010, 08:45:44 am »
Congratulations on your exploits well done, shame I couldn't make it.

You chaps look great in your country tweeds, good job!

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #191 on: June 02, 2010, 11:22:53 am »
Many thanks for the congratulatory messages  :)

I've finally gotten around to stitching some of my photos together into the panoramas I intended them to be:

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From the lower slopes looking toward the summit, which is obscured by a hill



The tarn at the foot of the ridge leading to the summit with other peaks rising in the distance



Llanberis Pass from an altitude of about 2000 feet, just after we passed under the railway for the second time

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #192 on: June 02, 2010, 01:10:32 pm »
Very nice panoramas Mr. Harrison!

And because I could not make this trip, I shall claim the Klein Matterhorn, and the Zugspitze for BrassGoggles when I go to Europe in July! :D We will take over the world's mountains eventually!

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #193 on: June 02, 2010, 04:09:51 pm »
The question now is "what next?"

We were over the weekend discussing one of three options:

  • Scafell Pike
  • Ben Nevis
  • A return to Llanberis to circumnavigate the village via the eight or nine peaks surrounding it

A walk like this over and around Scafell would be interesting I think.


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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #194 on: June 03, 2010, 06:33:25 pm »
Well done, chaps! I hope you had an enjoyable time of it, too, despite the somewhat inclement weather.

Er... Malvern Hills next, perhaps?? As training for your next "proper" ascents, of course.
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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #195 on: June 03, 2010, 10:22:29 pm »
Scafell pike  via Wastwater, takes in Britain best view... Wastwater Lake..... and a campsite with a pub serving food over the road...and it looks flat........

http://www.theoldpostofficecampsite.co.uk/

with the obligatory Narrow gauge railway running nearby...

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #196 on: June 03, 2010, 10:37:58 pm »
Well done, chaps! I hope you had an enjoyable time of it, too, despite the somewhat inclement weather.

Er... Malvern Hills next, perhaps?? As training for your next "proper" ascents, of course.

I have just returned from an expedition there, and I claimed the Worcestershire beacon in the name of BG. :)

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #197 on: June 03, 2010, 11:24:25 pm »
Well done, chaps! I hope you had an enjoyable time of it, too, despite the somewhat inclement weather.

Er... Malvern Hills next, perhaps?? As training for your next "proper" ascents, of course.

I have just returned from an expedition there, and I claimed the Worcestershire beacon in the name of BG. :)

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #198 on: June 04, 2010, 09:25:24 am »
Scafell pike  via Wastwater, takes in Britain best view... Wastwater Lake..... and a campsite with a pub serving food over the road...and it looks flat........

http://www.theoldpostofficecampsite.co.uk/

with the obligatory Narrow gauge railway running nearby...

http://www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk/index.html




Now that does look a good walk.

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Re: Snowdon Day Trip
« Reply #199 on: June 04, 2010, 10:59:31 am »
Looks very interesting, registering a tentative interest with the obligatory proviso dependent on dates, transport and funds...