Monday, 19 March 2012

Cym idwa & Llyn Bochlywd Waterfalls in the snow 4 march 2012

Having woken up at 8.50 on a Sunday morning and looking on the Snowdon cams at all the fresh snow that had fallen overnight!  i txt Pete  to say i was going!!!! hour and 20 mins later i was standing by this waterfall in the Ogwen valley :))

A classic view up the first waterfall section at the bottom of Idwal stream.

Pete had not arrived yet so i made my way up the falls to see what the conditions were like!   it was obviously very cold, and a mix of cloud and snow showers!  I shot this just before a blizzard of hail came down!  had to shelter beside a large boulder  haha

As soon as it cleared , blue sky appeared and i managed this shot of the devils kitchen.

Moments after this i climbed back down to the falls and another hail storm came down, Pete was sheltering a little further down the falls section  lol . getting all the seasons weather in a few short minutes this morning!

suns out down the nant francon valley :)

 I decided to show Pete the other falls that come from the second lake Llyn Bochlywd which is over to the left towards Tryfan.
After climbing over towards the waterfalls we came to the main path coming down from the lake where i shot this image, look at the difference in conditions!!!!!!

Here is a shot Pete took a few mins after this one with Lyn Ogwen down in the lower bottom right of image.

The falls are quite small but wind all over the place!  here are a few different views.

weather conditions constantly changing!

good views across to the mountains of the devils kitchen :)

I really enjoy being up here in the mountains, amazing views that are different every trip with everchanging weather conditions.  had everything today :)

and turning around shooting down towards the Ogwen valley:)

It was while shooting these falls that i LOST Pete, could not find him any where  lol
after looking for half an hour, hobbling on painful foot i gave up and made my way back to the bottom, where Pete was looking for me!  haha   he thought i had gone over to Cym idwal!!!

all images shot with canon 5d2 and 17-40 L

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