Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Details

Date : 11/06/2016

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Showers - Mixed/Poor Visibility

Wind : No wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 1

Mountains : Carnedd Dafydd Carnedd Llewelyn Pen yr Helgi Du Pen yr Ole Wen

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Description

Route - Carneddau
Weather - Showers with mixed visibility
Learning Points/Skills Practices - Planning and preparation, security on steep ground, navigation in poor visibility, group management across Bwlch Eryl Farchog ridge as partner was not keen when she saw the route. Calmed her down and broke down the section into small parts which built up the necessary confidence to complete the ridge.
Group - 2
Camp style - Dolgam
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership - yes
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths - No, marked paths followed throughout
Experience must be in terrain and weather comparable to that found in UK and Irish hills - Yes Snowdon
Knowledge is increased and skills practised - see above
Attention is paid to safety - Constantly looking out for hazards and advising as appropriate.
The journey is five hours or more - Yes, 7:27 hours in total
Adverse conditions may be encountered - Yes, rain showers and hill fog providing poor visibility.
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in the day - Yes Pen Yr Helgi Ddu, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen Yr Ole Wen

Area : Carneddau

The Carneddau (lit. "the cairns"; Carneddau is a Welsh plural form, and is sometimes anglicised to Carnedds) are a group of mountains in Snowdonia, Wales. They include the largest contiguous areas of high ground (over 2,500 or 3,000 feet (910 m) high) in Wales and England, as well as six or seven of the highest peaks in the country—the Fourteen Peaks. The range also encloses a number of lakes such as Llyn Cowlyd and Llyn Eigiau, and the Aber Falls waterfalls. It is delimited by the Irish Sea to the north, the Conwy valley to the east, and by the A5 road from Betws-y-Coed to Bethesda to the south and west. The area covers nearly 200 square kilometres, about 10% of the area of Snowdonia.

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Time Taken : 07:27:33 Distance : 15.75 km Ascent : 1175 m Descent : -1188 m Avg Speed : 2.29 kmph Moving Speed : 2.31 kmph