A bunch of us, and latterly our children, have been booking holiday cottages together for new year for a decade now. This year was probably the most scenic so far, in a former farm up on the hills to the north-east of Bryncrug. After a wet and unbelievably windy start to the week, the weather turned very cold and clear, then snowy, then clear again, transforming our valley in a matter of hours.
Matt and I finally made it to the top of Cadair Idris, our third attempt, this time in fairly deep snow and sheet ice near the summit.
On our way up:
The summit, trig point just visible through the fog and snow:
On our way down:
A few days later we walked to Dolgoch Falls:
Met a snowstorm on the top of Mynydd Tan-y-Coed:
which was thankfully local and short-lived, giving us beautiful views seaward to the west :
although finding our way down wasn’t so easy: