A few pics from our nav day on Saturday. Was a little bit damp! Me and Low have been friends through Instagram for a while now and I've always enjoyed her posts, so it was really great to finally meet up and help her get to grips with the map and compass. We touched on some core skills such as taking bearings and back bearings, tracking progress, carrying out relocations (figuring out where you are!) and using the map to identify alternative descents (because it was blowing a hooley and we sacked off Yr Elen)
I'm certain that the gods of Cwm Pen Llafar really don't like me as every time I go there, it whips up the weather something wicked! I had memories of Jane @chickenfeathers bag cover blowing down the valley! Still, we had a top day and I look forward to seeing @lowann87 build on her skills and visit some new mountains. Highlight was Lowri taking us perfectly direct to one feature from another with a super bearing (and chasing my flask lid down the hill to the rainbow) oh and the most important thing we learned - non waterproof maps are absolutely useless in Wales!
It was 'job on' for the RAF Valley MRT troops yesterday. Receiving a request for assistance from @llanberismountainrescue with an injured walker on Yr Wyddfa, the troops, who were already out training over the weekend, made their way up the railway track from Hafodty towards Bwlch Glas where they met up with the Llanberis team and the injured walker. #mountainrescue#rafmrs#whensoever#eryri#yrwyddfa
Responsible wildcamping = Late arrival, minimal mess whilst there and absolutely zero trace on leaving. That means no painted rocks, no fires, no litter, no shitty toilet roll and no damage to plants, flowers or animals.
Got to have a wild camp pot noodle for tea. Chicken and mushroom as well. Anything else is just wrong! 😋
Got up too late to meet the other swimmers at the river and wanted to do something different so headed to the NW end of Padarn, which meant the the first half of my swim would be into the wind. Was ace. Swam to the half way station (Cei Llydan) and back. 2 miles. When I'm alone swimming in the lake, I really do get the sense of how small we all are. The water was murky, and I kept seeing lots of shadows and hearing strange noises. I then got a bit spooked when loads of kayakers and a big fast canoe just appeared from behind. It was a bit like a voice in my head had just shouted 'shaaaark'! Really should get a tow float...! #openwaterswimming#eryri#outdoorswimmingsociety#outdoorswimming#wildswimming#lakeswimming#nofio#irrationalthoughswhenyoureswimmingalone