A mixed bag last weekend – on Saturday evening I travelled up to Nant Peris to meet Greg who was already up there with MPS. The plan of going for a run the following day quickly disintegrated when I found out they were planning on climbing/clambering/abseiling up and down Snakes and Ladders (and Tunnels), a route I've wanted to do for a while. To get my running fix, I therefore went for a wander up Snowdon that evening.
I set off from Pen-y-Pass, currently uninhabited whilst it undergoes a £1.3million refub and extension, and climbed the Miner's Path under a blanket of low cloud. The full moon behind provided enough light for me to reach Llyn Llydaw without my head torch though, which sprang to life as I hit the button and broke off the surfaced path to head up the grassy flank of The Horns. Spots of rain blew across the torch beam, and by the time I was at the top of the ridge line I was in the cloud. A slippery decent to Bwlch y Moch was followed by a similarly slippery run down the death trap which is the Pyg Track in the rain when wearing Mudclaws.
A nice outing without anyone else around, I got back to the car at 21:30 and ventured to the pub. It soon became clear that my enthusiasm for getting out-and-about might have been at the expense of my right calf, still recovering from the race of doom. I therefore opted to head home instead of stressing it more by climbing Snakes and Ladders (I've seen photo since; it looks amazing). Sunday's plan was to head to the Service Park of Wales Rally GB which had been running since Thursday, but alas I got my timetables mixed up and by the time I'd finished working in the morning the cars had all left.