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Weekend report from a great weekend in Snowdonia...

We have a full house of 50 staying this weekend… I met Sian one of our regular leaders at Llandudno junction station before popping to the shops for some last minute shopping…

We had another group out wild camping this weekend and they were staying in a local hostel on the Friday night so i had to go and purchase supplies for them.. Whilst dropping them off it was a great chance for a nose around Lledr house hostel.. as we have more groups staying there over the coming months..

A guided day walk to the summit of Crimpiau in Snowdonia

Returning to Plas Curig it was time to start the cooking, we have always done a buffet here but after months of battling the worlds smallest and most useless oven I decided it was time to go for a one pot meal on the Friday night… Chilli it was, this is something I have always avoiding cooking as it I was so typically walking weekend food.. Sian gave it a good go, and whilst that was cooking Hazel and Sally were let loose on making the flapjacks!… Now for those of you that have been to events with us you will know I am very protective of my flapjacks and the secret ingredients… But credit to Sally and hazel these were a solid or not so solid!..;@) 9/10…

The evening arrived along with a fab group of new members and a few regulars.. we also had a large group of ladies join us… Nicola and co’ were on their first event with us and had started the train journey to north Wales at 9:04am with a fair few bottles of champagne, wine and beer!…. They had also discovered the delights of the watering holes in Betws-y-coed.. However they have now renamed it Betty Backwards as anywhere you have to wait at the bus stop for 1.5hours and no bus comes is backward!… Londoners is all I have to say on the subject!.. It was nothing to do with the fact they were at the wrong bus stop….. Well a taxi ride later they arrived…

Scrambling the north face of Tryfan in Snowdonia.

Saturday morning arrived with a loud alarm at 6am…time to sort the cooked breakfast for fifty and the packed lunches… This was a solo effort as the reliable Saul was out on the lash in Brum’…

Today’s walks were on Snowdon, a gentle amble down the alley to Betty Backwards… and then the walk myself and Sian lead on Cnicht and its’ surrounding flanks!.. The forecast was great… The reality was cloudy overcast and all the summits in the mist but with Sheera and his day glow gang and The Londoners slightly hungover we headed off up in to the hills…

In true Moelwyns style we hardly saw a soul all day and enjoyed a lovely day walk with a few bits of scrambling and even more bogs!

Saturday night we served hot and tasty mushroom soup, piri piri chicken followed by apple strudel and custard… Although it was a later than planned due to a rather long pub stop and a few pints… It is much easier to cook a meal after a few pints… NOT!!! Although I think we must have broken them all on the walk as by 11pm everyone was in bed…

Sunday morning saw the normal panic and rush to get everyone out of the hostel for 10am and onto the gentle Sunday stroll..well it is more of a mini mountain adventure than a gentle stroll…but it has an amazing reward for those who partake…which is why we do it! Our normal Sunday route is on Crimpiau with its’ stunning 360 degree views of the vales and lakes below, also from the summit you an see all of the main peaks in Snowdonia!

We then headed into the Bryn Tyrch the scene of last nights post walking drinking session…for a proper Sunday lunch… Then all too soon another weekend was over and it was time to say good bye…

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