So, I got back form the French alps last week after spending some time around the Giffre valley in the Haute Savoie. A great place to go walking in summer with an abundance of low altitude mountain refuges (mostly between 1700m-2000m) scattered across the valley to choose from. It would be great for families who enjoy walking and want to experience the mountains of the alps without a long plod or any technical sections to worry about. Get out there and explore folks! Sameons would be a great place to base yourself.
Anyway, back in the UK I thought I would make more headway into Garry Smith’s North Wales Scrambles book which i picked up a month ago. In the final section of the book Garry has listed several scrambles that can be linked together to form a long day out.
A friend and I decided to link the following scrambles around Cwm Idwal, the Glyders main cliff and the east face of Tryfan:
Idwal Buttress & Continuation (Grade 2)
Cneifion Arete (Grade 3)
Y Gribin partial descent (Grade 1)
Hawks Nest Buttress (Grade 3)
Bristly Ridge descent (Grade 1)
South Gully (Grade 3-)
Tryfan, North ridge Descent (Grade 1)
A long and fun day out in a one of my favourite national parks in the world. Even if you don’t fancy scrambling there are plenty of great walks suitable for a wide range of experience levels which are easily accessible. If you would like to exploring Snowdonia with a qualified Mountain Leader you can hire me as your guide here or keep an eye on my Snowdonia day walks page for group guided walks in this gorgeous national park.
Anyway here are some photos of our day.