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Walking Record


Date : 19/07/2015

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Clear - sunny - good visibility

Wind : Gentle Breeze

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Cadair Idris - Penygadair

Flagged :


Route - Start car park opposite Ty-nant, headed up the Foxes Path past Llyn Gafr and Llyn Gadair onto the summit of Penygadair, descent via Pony Path.
Weather - Started with sunny spells with moderate gusts on top, low cloud cover at one point.
Learning Points - Part of Mountain Skills Course. Route plan and pre-walk organisation. Course content used and practiced including, Map reading, re-location (brown, blue, black, green), compass bearings, slope bearings, timing, contours counting, micro navigation, weather forecasting and walking skills etc.
Group - 5 (4 delegates + course instructor)

Area : Cadair Idris

Cadair Idris or Cader Idris is a mountain in Gwynedd, Wales, which lies at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park near the town of Dolgellau. The peak, which is one of the most popular in Wales for walkers and hikers,[1] is composed largely of Ordovician igneous rocks, with classic glacial erosion features such as cwms, moraines, striated rocks, and roches moutonnées.


Distance : 6.55 km Ascent : 623 m Descent : -654 m