Started walking at 5 am and it seemed ok at first, a little drizzly but not too bad. Then we got about a third of the way up and it all went to gooseberry fool. Fuuuuuck me I've never known wind like it - I think it must have been pushing 80+mph with heavy rain, hail and zero visibility. When we got to the summit we couldn't see more than 10ft. It's only when we got near to the bottom that we could see and warm up again.
As I said before, the ascent of Snowdon was strawberry floating horrendous. Genuinely frightening conditions for the second half of it and I was fearing we'd get to the top and find nobody there. Luckily there was but visibility was about 5 feet at best so we didn't get any views at all for the effort We were going to take the Pyg track down but the people organising another 3 peaks event said they were stopping people coming up anything but the easy train track walk as the conditions were so bad We walked down the train route and avoided death
Cadair was absolutely stunning. The weather was kind, with a light mist on the way up keeping us cool and then a nice bit of sun on the way back down making for nice photos. It took a long time though (see below) meaning we were late heading to Pen y fan.
Pen y fan was a joke But people were really flagging by then so a lot of waiting meant we did most of it in the dark and again missed any views
We started the whole thing at 5am and finished at 11.45pm
Overall I really enjoyed doing it, but it took strawberry floating aaaaaaages becuase we were such a small group and had wildly different fitness levels. A few were struggling so much at the start of the second mountain that with all the stopping and waiting for people to catch up, I reckon we lost about 3 hours total. I'd definitely do it again at some point but only if we could be in groups of a similar level, as it's bad enough for those having to wait, but the people struggling must feel like utter gooseberry fool having to play catch up all day. I didn't really know the people I did it with (context) That well at the start but I feel I've made some good friends now
9/10 would climb again.
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