Peak: Cadair Idris
Summit: 2930 ft
Weather: Dry, 5-10°
0400 – 0500
Yeah, up at 4am – leaving Ipswich at 5am once everyones managed to ram their kit in the car.
0500 – 0800
First half of the journey complete and we’ve stopped for a morning espresso and subway breakfast…Dave also managed to spit coconut all over a passer by. 😐
0800 – 1000
With some we early navigation issues hahah were somewhere in the Welsh countryside – definitely heading in the right direction. Maybe.
1000 – 1130
Last minute supplies from the local EuroSpar and the peak is in our sights, just the small matter of working out where to park up.
And were off! After a swift change of boots, Dave discovering his backpack was sat on his bed back in Suffolk, and a few discussions about babybels, we were off to summit peak number five!
A truly beautiful summit, and accessible for people of all experiences and fitness. With a load of paths to choose from, definitely a peak any beginner to go for – and you’ll achieve that “off the beaten track” vibe a good few times which is pretty much impossible on its more popular neighbour Snowdon.
After a leisurely hike down, stopping to chat with local sheep etc, were back down at the car and set to find two things. A place to sleep and a place to eat.
1700 – 1830
So the easy part is over and our tents are pitched, is it just me or are all campsite owners drunk. Always. We spotted some decent looking pubs on the way through so now head off into town for some post-hike grub.
1830 – 2000
Okay. Turns out were not welcome in this town. No one wants us in their pub…all we want is some food! So we end up getting a pizza from the only kebab shop in town and eating it standing up out on the street. In the cold. Great.
2000 – 2200
So by now weve found a pub which seemed a little more welcoming than the previous ones, however I did kinda feel that at any given moment we would be told “EH YOU BOYS. THATS GARETHS SEAT THAT IS. MOVE ON WILL YE”
Were a few drinks in and Remy is obviously asleep, that is, until a 10 man strong stag-do pub crawl joins us and well…things got weird.
2230 – 1000
After things went strange, we thought it best to head back to camp, taking a slight detour to retrieve the left over pizza from earlier on…and so we bedded down for a cold horrible uncomfortable night. Feeling bright and breezy at 10am.
1100 – 1700
Bish bash bosh. That’s how it’s done. Back home in time for tea.
Cadair Idris – you were awesome.