Ascent of Drygarn Fawr on 2018-01-06
|Date:||Saturday, January 6, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2116 ft / 644 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a hard day's walk, harder than it should have been. The day started good, overcast but dry and a steady first hour saw us all the way uphill to the wide ridgeline that leads to Gorllwyn. After Gorllwyn there is a long 4-5km plateau walk that today was difficult because even the distinct path was a boggy, slushy, windswept tundra with footsteps annoyingly sinking through thin ice into the peaty bog underneath. The summit of Drygarn Fawr is however a bit special with its higher and lower cairns that are very large features. After this the the long downhill section begins all the way back to the start albeit via a different route. The conditions today made it a hard walk, knocking off a km per hour but with great company aka Paul Summers (sorry I beasted you) it was still a great walk.
Route Summary: 17.60km, 592m of ascent. Total time 4hr 50m, moving time 3hr 50m.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1942 ft / 591 m|
| Grade/Class:||Hard hike due to con|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds|
Sleet and wind
| Gain on way in:||1942 ft / 591 m|
| Distance:||10.9 mi / 17.6 km|
| Start Trailhead:||174 ft / 53 m|
| Time:||4 Hours 50 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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