Snowdon Climb and Wild Camp
Explorers and older Scouts
17th/18th July 2004
Saltney Ferry Explorers and the older Scouts completed a sponsored hike on the 17th/18th July 2004. It was carried out over the mountain of Snowdon, going via the Llanberis and Pyg Tracks. The boys aged from 13 to 16 all completed the journey, and even the leaders lasted the pace! Each member carried a full kit, which included a tent (just in case survival bags could not be used). However we were too shattered to put the tents up, so we camped in survival bags anyway! The weather started off well, but quickly went cloudy and wet. However Sunday was brilliant, and worth all the effort. Every person did brilliantly, and were superb throughout the weekend. A report of the event can be found below:
The walk started at Llanberis, with a rather energetic bunch. But with huge bags on there backs things would soon change!
Eventually we join the Llanberis path. The sign in the background points to the summit.
The Llanberis path is a steady climb, which runs alongside the railway. Early on the weather was good, but unfortunately the cloud came down.
The cloud and rain eventually came, but they still carried on.
At last we reach Snowdon Summit Station, but rather wet, tired, and hungry!
Finally reached the summit. Looking at all the mountains on the dial.
At last we can make some WARM food!
Although we had tents, we decided to spend the night in Survival bags. It was actually quite a challenge getting in them, with quite a strong wind. But eventually we got in them, and actually got some sleep!
Some pictures taken during the night, it did stay quite bright for most of it.
The lengths some Explorers go to to keep off camera!
Admiring the views, in the very early hours of the morning.
In the early hours of the morning we were joined by the seagulls and sheep. This seagull even tried to take our pans!
Waking in the early hours of the morning on the summit of Snowdon.
Some lovely views in the morning.
Breakfast cooked once again on some small stoves.
We went in the shop, and then started our downwards journey.
We now start our descent down the Pyg Track.
The view of the summit from the Pyg Track.
Descending via the Pyg Track you see many lakes, but you can only get alongside them by following the Miners Track.
A number of pictures taken near the start of the Crib Goch path.
The final stretch, approaching Pen-y-pass.
At last we reach Pen-y-pass!
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