(Almost) A non-photographic trip

View from the ridge, Snowdonia Wales UK, Fujifilm Xpro-1

(Almost) A non-photographic trip

Wales, Snowdonia November 2017, 7:30am-ish. Chris has just parked the car and I’m putting my walking boots on. Rain is gentle and it looks like it’s not going to stop soon. Great. Where is the 80% chance for a cloud-free summit which was promised by the weatherman?

This walk has been planned well in advance.And I was looking forward to it. It was (almost) a non-photographic trip…. but I took my Fuji Xpro1 with me anyway.

Last time we did this route we had to cut it short due to strong winds. Chris wanted better selfie shots from the summit of Elidir Fawr and Y Garn for his book, so we decided to do this route again.

Started from the carpark in Nant Peris we made our way up to Cwm Cneifio. It was raining gently all the way up, so not much opportunity for photos…
I managed to take this one, which I’m quite pleased with :

Wet morning,Snowdonia UK 2017, Fujifilm Xpro-1
Wet morning, Snowdonia UK 2017, Fujifilm Xpro-1

Then the rain stopped, but low cloud stayed and our views have been limited. After cloud cleared we could see the Llyn Ogwen in the distance for a few minutes. And that was quite nice.
The path led us up to Y Garn and we reached the summit surrounded by white cloud and no views at all. Last year when we stopped here we had to keep ourselves steady as winds were too strong, this time no wind but visibility 2 meters…. that’s Wales for you heh? Those 80% cloud free summits are somewhere else today for sure…:-)

 

Nearly there... Snowdonia Wales UK, Fujifilm XPro-1
Nearly there… Snowdonia Wales UK, Fujifilm XPro-1

It all seemed like we will have no visibility on Elidir Fawr either, but it did not stop us. We pushed on and reached the summit in no time. There was no wind but because of the low cloud, we had no view… After a short break, we went on our way down to the valley. It was not easy descent with a boggy ground in places, but we managed to get to the car park in one piece and in a good time.

In conclusion, I think this one was a trip I will remember. No because of views but for the exact opposite.But that does not matter that much to me. I had a great time.Also, I did few pictures which are full of atmosphere. This proves that if you plan something you should do it regardless of the weather …

 

A few more meters to the top... Snowdonia Wales UK, Fujifilm XPro-1
A few more meters to the top… Snowdonia Wales UK, Fujifilm XPro-1

Here is the video from our trip made by Chris Newham (loveoflandscape.com):

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