On the coach with West Bromwich MC, I was pretty tired after an intensive Saturday afternoon climbing at Wolf Mountain. I struggled more than I would have liked, but it was the first major mountain walk since my return from injury carrying and wearing full winter gear.
Dropped off at Capel, a group of about eight of us headed up the Ogwen Road, I would spend most of the day with Andy and Darren, and headed off on the track passing through Tal-y-waun. From here the ridge of Pen Llithrig-y-wrach is very obvious. I was already fading a little, but made good pace to the top, and enjoyed a rest waiting for the others. It was here that Bob made contact with somebody on Whernside with his radio, the first time I have known him succesfully contact anybody.
I descended very quickly to Llyn Cowlyd, but decided to wait here and join the slower half of the group. This was a good call, as the ascent of Creigiau Gleision was very arduous, and one did not feel too well. On attaining the ridge we broke for food befor visiting the north top, then the true summit, and descending via Craiglwyn and Craig Wen. The latter of which was notable, as we had to scramble to its summit, although it would have been possible not to do so had we felt so inclined.
The walk out was long, and I was glad that the Bryn Tyrch was shut, as we did not have time for a pint, arriving less than a minute before the coach!