Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Walking Record


Date : 30/01/2016

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Leader / Supervisor

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Overcast

Wind : Strong Wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Cadair Idris - Penygadair Cyfrwy

Flagged :


Route - Cyfrwy & Cadair Idris via Pony Path.
Weather - Cold clear with good visibility, strong to moderate winds throughout the day. Intermittent low cloud at the summit.
Learning Points/Skills Practices - Route plan and organisation. Map reading (1:25), confidence rope, leg timing, pacing, safety instruction to the group with regards to high wind/position relative to cliff edges. Positioning and supporting group over rocky ground.
Group - 4
Camp style - not applicable
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership - yes
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths - Yes made my own path up Cyfrwy.
Experience must be in terrain and weather comparable to that found in UK and Irish hills - Yes Cadair Idris/Snowdonia
Knowledge is increased and skills practised - see above
Attention is paid to safety - instructed group on safe positioning relative to cliff edges during strong wind, confidence rope one member on rocky area of descent, provided support over rocky areas
The journey is five hours or more - yes, 5:21
Adverse conditions may be encountered - High to moderate winds with wind chill.
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in the day - Cyfrwy and Cadair Idris

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.


Time Taken : 05:19:36 Distance : 9.67 km Ascent : 954 m Descent : -959 m Avg Speed : 1.96 kmph Moving Speed : 1.97 kmph