The weekend saw us (Dan, Masie, Dorian, Maria, Nicola, Dave, Andy, and Pavel) escape the Football World Cup and congregate at Dolgam campsite just outside Capel Curig. The site has excellent facilities (probably the best in North Wales) and also gives good access to the Snowdonia National Park with the added advantage of Moel Siabod within walking distance. Some took advantage of the good weather we were experiencing to arrive in Snowdonia early and head out to the Mountains on Friday whilst others did the usual fight with Friday evening traffic.
On Saturday Dan and Masie walked from the campsite over Moel Siabod, Carnedd y Cribau and ending up at the famous Pen Y Gwryd hotel, where members of the 1953 Everest Expedition stayed during their training for that historic adventure.
Dorian, Maria and Nicola parked up at Idwal Cottage to head up the Devils Kitchen before heading across to Y Garn, Foel Goch, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast before picking a route down and back to Idwal Cottage.
Dave and Andy headed up the north ridge of Tryfan and Bristly Ridge onto the Glyders before heading back down.
Finally Pavel as he arrived late on Saturday made his way up Moel Siabod.
On Sunday we all headed out again to do a short walk before heading back to Newbury, Dan and Masie explored the Crimpiau and Maria, Dave and Dorian explored Moel Siabod.