04 Apr Moel Siabod – We did it
I’m sitting here at work after an amazing weekend away learning Mountain and Hill Skills with Snowdon-Walk
It was a great experience, I originally booked it as a weekend away with the other half, but then after booking the 3 Peaks it became a really learning opportunity for the both of us. As you all know I LOVE running so walking could be seen as an easier option? NOT in this case … its just a different challenge than I am use to
Day One was walking and navigating skills, so brain work! I have not used a compass and a map since my DofE days! The walking was lovely, a little challenging but more brain work. It started with rain clouds and mist but within 10 mins the clouds parted and showed blue skies and sun shine. Everyone warmed up quickly.
Each pair took in turns to find a different spots along (up) a little mountain side, just learning. Stopping off taking pictures and having food. I must say learning the skills is not that easy, I understand the principles, yet sometimes it did not all go together ? The last part was planning the route for Sunday, get UP and DOWN Moel Siabod, each section of the walk, planned stops etc, 90 mins later and it was off back to Beddgelert the little village that we were staying in. We spent a lovely evening in a little restaurant, before resting to do it all again Sunday. Map
Sunday was AMAZING, again each pair leading part of the route, getting us to the bottom of the Scramble Skills section of the climb. To say this was a little bit of me is an understatement, I LOVED it.
Its a test, walking for 5 hours then pushing and pulling your way up a mountain side to reach the summit, feeling so free and proud and all of that, then realising that a 87 yr old and a 7 yr are at the top enjoying their sandwiches! Made me realise that I can keep doing this, that age is completely just a number. It does NOT define you, it does NOT stop you, or limit you … it is YOU that does that
The whole way the sun was shinning and we had so views I could not believe, Darrell didn’t really look at these as heights is not his thing, yet he climbed 872m – DONT let fear stop you
I’ve learnt a lot for the 3 Peaks and the kind of things that I want to do going forward, it made me realise how lucky I am I have a job that love, and people that I wanted to come home to ? I will be putting out a ‘Practical Lessons Learnt’ blog too, for those more interested in the practical side
But if you want to try something NEW and EXCITING, lend by an amazing leaders, with a lot of patience (believe they do) then give this it a go Snowdon-Walks SW Facebook really good
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