i arrived early in the morning, ish . the weather forecast was for it to be dry with variable amounts of cloud and hill fog according to the mountain forecast , so not too bad. here is the view just by the car park at the Ogwen cottages , i had decided to climb up via the waterfall path leading up to Llyn Bochlwyd , yes the scene of an earlier trip Here where i slipped and broke small bone in foot!!!!!!!!!!
must be careful this time i thought lol
a short distance from the road is the famous view up to the "devils kitchen" from the bridge over the Idwal waterfall :)
i make my way up the path until it splits and turns right to go up to Cym Idwal and the "kitchen" makes a great composition :) the "Devils Kitchen" amphitheatre surrounds the lake seen in the top of this image. cloud looks like its building on the tops already, but there is still a few blue bits showing through the cloud!
Heading up towards the waterfalls that come down from Llyn Bochlywd , negotiating the very boggy ground and now looking back down the Nant Ffrancon valley
and up towards Tryfan on the left,and the waterfalls are visible straight ahead
A shot looking down the valley from half way up the falls path
upon reaching the top , the boulder section that tried to kill me last time comes into view, this time i cross the stream on the rocks before it gets near to the lake which was much easier . but did stop,and carefully manage to take this image :)
a bit of blue sky showing through the low cloud , but don't think it will last long!
Climbing high above Llyn Bochlwyd on the left side in this image , you can just see the end of Cym Idwal in the centre . the views are stunning from up here , but will get even better as i scramble up to the summit of Tryfan :)
looking down on Llyn Ogwen and Pen yr ole wen over to the right , Cym idwal left centre with Y Garn behind.
What a view!
Now its scrambling time :) very enjoyable, steep slope of big huge boulders, one slip and a broken leg could quite easily happen!
Yip, this is scramble terrain , allot different to the Lakes walks i do :D
The views are getting better now, after a good 15 mins clambering i take a rest and take a few shots:) (aka " a Tanya stop " as they are called from now on :) see HERE for explanation )
The summit of Tryfan is over to the right in this image , a long scramble still left to negotiate:)
Looking down from the summit now , i will just let the images tell the story so to speak :)
in the clouds now :)
looking down the ridge of Glyder fach
Llyn Bochlwyd ,Cym Idwal and Y Garn
making my way back down now , scramble time. no real path or route to follow, just head downwards!
looking back up from where i have just made my way down!
and the final trek back down the valley
What a great day its been , great scrambling and views. and a good work out for the leg and arm muscles :)