Ascent of Drygarn Fawr on 2018-01-06

Climber: David Howells

Date:Saturday, January 6, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Drygarn Fawr
    Elevation:2116 ft / 644 m

Ascent Trip Report

This 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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