Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Aber Falls

Aber Falls
Aber Falls
Originally uploaded by wreckhunter

Aber Falls: we had planned to get onto Llwytmor to see the Auster, Botha and Heinkel by going over the top of the falls.

There is a right of way marked, but whilst we might have had a right to follow the route, in the weather conditions on the day we considered it more or less suicidal.

The path through the scree below Marian Rhaeadr-Fawr petered out at a small, deep gorge, and continued only as a steep bed of muddy points of rock over a 150m drop. As we had forgotten our wingsuits, we decided that discretion was the better part of valour.

The more sane ascent by the side of Afon Rhaeadr-bach was not quick enough, and when we realised we were going to run out of daylight, we abandoned the attempt in favour of the Wessex memorial by the side of Llyn Padarn in Llanberis.

We'll have to clear the sites on Llwytmor in summer...

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