Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Details

Date : 29/07/2015

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Heavy Rain - Poor Visibility

Wind : Moderate Wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 3

Mountains : Cadair Idris - Penygadair Craig Cwm Amarch Craig Lwyd Mynydd Moel

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Description

Route - Minffordd Path up to Cadair Idris, headed across to Mynydd Moel, took south bearing to head off mountain and back onto Minffordd Path.
Weather - Overcast, heavy rain showers with moderate guests on top. Very poor visibility above 600m.
Learning Points - Route plan and pre walk organisation. Map reading and compass work, navigation in poor visibility bearing to Mynydd Moel and off Mynydd Moel. On the way to Mynydd Moel came across a decent looking path, re-checked bearing and thought compass had flipped as indicated direction did not make sense. Did a sense check using watch compass which confirmed the compass was correct and continued in the indicted direction on the path. After 50m performed another check with compass and GPS which also confirmed that we were heading in the correct direction.
Group - 2, Maria and myself
Camp style - Used Cwmrhwyddfor Farm as base from 27th July to 30th July.

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.

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Distance : 9.88 km Ascent : 871 m Descent : -849 m