Hmm, one of the three classics on the Idwal slabs would have been “exciting” in those conditions! I’m surprised Terry wasn’t up for it though; one winter he, Laetitia, and I climbed the classic Diff, The Ordinary Route, in mountain boots and with only three pieces of rock-gear after we’d descended from a ice climb higher up Cwm Idwal. It was dry, but boy it was cold!
I’m glad you enjoyed your trip to North Wales, it is a contender for the best traditional climbing venue in the world. Next time think about May, I think this is the most reliable month in the UK weather wise…
Well Pete, we were about eight years younger then and Tish eight years foolisher But the Hungarians picked the foulest week of weather imaginable – mainly the high winds. It was an achievement just to step outside Ynys
As Dalma said, walking up to Idwal, with crowds of others, ‘In Hungary people just wouldn’t go out in this kind of weather’. I hope they won’t be put off visiting again:???: