The recent visit to Snowdon saw members of the Sleaford Mountaineering Club deal with all types of weather in a very short space of time.
The plan for Saturday was to complete the Snowdon Horseshoe which includes Crib Goch, Snowdon and Y Lliwedd.
The day began with the group approaching and completing Crib Goch under an almost cloudless sky, however, as the group completed the walk up to the main Snowdon peak, the clouds began to gather and the decent on the south side toward Y Lliwedd was accompanied by large flakes of snow and then hail followed by rain.
By the time the route was completed everybody was completely soaked - but happy.
The Snowdon Horseshoe is about 15km long and contains about 2,000 metres of ascent. It is an almost circular route which includes one of the spectacular ridge scrambles in the UK, Crib Goch. Not for the faint-hearted Crib Goch is a steep sided ridge which rewards the scrambler, on a clear day, with fantastic views of the whole of Snowdonia and beyond.
This was a fantastic day for club members as three of the group had never been along Crib Goch before, whereas club founder Andrew Pritchard calculated that it was his 15th time up on the top of Snowdon.
On Sunday some of the club members included a memorable walk to Moel Siabod. South of the main Snowdon range and in better weather the group were able to appreciate the views and size of the task they had achieved the day before.
Sleaford Mountaineering Club meet every Thursday at the Marquis of Granby on Westgate from 9pm. For further information contact Andrew on 07801 980465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.