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Ascent of Pen yr Ole Wen on 2018-02-18

Climber: Rickard Colliander

Others in Party:Gustav Colliander
Date:Sunday, February 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pen yr Ole Wen
    Location:UK-Wales
    Elevation:3209 ft / 978 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second time at Plas Y Brenin where my son and I had a great couple of mountain days. We took a private course in Welsh winter mountaineering and played around with the axe (practising self-arrest) before putting on the crampons and ascending Pen Yr Ole Wen on the first day. The second day was more serious when we took advantage of the season’s last(?) snow and climbed up the Y Garn’s B Gully with one rocky crux and then the steep final section up on the summit plateau. Slushy snow, but just the perfect gradient up the gully – thank you, Helen!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Guide



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