Posts tagged ‘Crampons’

March 11, 2010

A good example of why you should not leave your crampons at home!

by backpackingbongos

We woke up on Sunday to clear blue skies after a penetrating frost.  The day before had been fairly mild and the snow on the ground had started to melt, the freeze making it as hard as iron.  Our route involved traversing Moelwyn Mawr so that we could climb it from ’round the back’.  Large patches of snow remained that were unavoidable on its steep slopes, however we were lucky to have a wall to stop ourselves sliding into oblivion.  Crampons would definately have made progress easier than doing the bum shuffle………………….