An Overnight at Llyn y Cwm & Glyder Fach

After the last trip hereĀ Dean and I had been monitoring the weather to check for the possibility of high-pressure weather fronts moving in and creating the right conditions for cloud free summits! The 29th March looked ideal, even though the weather reports were erring on the pessimistic side. We arrived at Ogwen Lodge around 2.30pm … Continue reading An Overnight at Llyn y Cwm & Glyder Fach

The Quest for Lightness

This is going to be an ongoing post with regular updates. Total Weight Saved: 4.53kgs (so far) Lightness, when backpacking, is something most seasoned hikers & campers strive for. I hadn't given it much though when I first went camping, my pack weighed just shy of 22 kilos, that's some hefty pack and that doesn't … Continue reading The Quest for Lightness

Book Review: Photographing North Wales

I thought I would follow-up my postĀ about a trip to North Wales with a review of the book we used as inspiration. Photographing North Wales is a photo-location guidebook published by Fotovue and written by Simon Kitchin, a superb landscape photographer based in North Wales, so he really knows the area well and it shows. … Continue reading Book Review: Photographing North Wales

Popular shots! Llanberis – Lone Tree, Penmon & Cwm Idwal

If you're a keen photographer, such as I, you can do worse when considering landscapes to pick up the Photo-Location Guidebook series for the area you are going. The books are quite superb with loads of information about well researched locations, best time of year to visit, local knowledge, postcodes for satellite navigation etc. A … Continue reading Popular shots! Llanberis – Lone Tree, Penmon & Cwm Idwal

Trip to the Glyders

Being diligent is one thing, but as they say - you can't account for mountain weather. Let me set the background, Dean and I had set off from Lichfield mid-afternoon on Friday (15th Feb) with intention of camping in Snowdon, sadly my crap car delayed us by an hour and thirty minutes, therefore we reached … Continue reading Trip to the Glyders