Y Garn and Glyder Fawr 2019

Sunday and another early start, this time planning to ascend the Devils Kitchen and up onto Y Garn.

GW/NW-004, Y Garn – 947m, 8 Points

On the Devils Kitchen

Normally this is a long but quite easy paved route, today though the path was barely discernible under deep  snow and ice.  Eventually reaching Llyn Cwn we turned North in conditions approaching white out at times.  We eventually summit-ed and found room in the small shelter on the top.  It was fairly busy on top even given the poor conditions.

GW/NW-004 Log

After making twenty QSOs from Y Garn we were all pretty cold and pleased to head back down to the col. Conditions were deteriorating for the afternoon with rain forecast lower down but blowing blizzard conditions on the tops.

GW/NW-003, Glyder Fawr – 1001m, 10 Points

We reached Glyder Fawr a couple of hours later where we found shelter beside a few large rocks marking the summit. By this time the other two were fairly cold and wet so they weren’t over pleased when I put another seventeen contacts into the log, including  couple of summit to summit contacts

It was still a long walk out but as we started to lose height the wind dropped and the weather improved. We finally got back to the car just as we lost the daylight.

GW/NW-003 Log

In total over the weekend we activated four SOTA summits worth 48 points and made 53 QSOs over much of the North West and Midlands regions.  We climbed nearly 3000 metres of mountain and spent 17½ hours out walking.

Journey Details

Date – 3rd February 2019

Postcode – LL24 0EU

Parking – SH 650 603

Radio – Kenwood TH-D74

Antenna – 2 Ele Yagi + MFJ Longranger

Band – 144 FM

Contacts – 20 + 17

SOTA points – 8 (+3) & 10 (+3)

Group – Myself, Peter & Richard

Walking Route Summary

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