Y Grib

Recently Greg and I went out to walk up along the Y Grib ridge and possibly continue along to Waun Fach.  We didn’t do that in the end, but we got a decent number of photos out of the trip.  The walk is quite a short one, with an altitude gain of about 500-600 meters from top to bottom and it’s about 5-6 miles in total.  We got on the hill quite late, about 1100 (we stopped off in Brecon to buy some walking poles and new thermal base layers), but made good progress and we were back down by about 1600.  You walk along the ridge and then down back along the bottom of the hill to the start.  The walk back was quite tough in as the snow had drifted quite a lot at the bottom of the hill, coming up to mid thigh on several occasions, making things rather slow going.  It did make getting down the hill easy as you could just run full pelt down the path as the snow slowed you down and made sure things didn’t hurt when you fell.  I did take a fall on an icy patch tho, but didn’t even get a bruise.

We saw quite a few other people out on the ridge, including two guys who made a snowhole in a snow drift on the ridge, which was impressive.  There were also a few skiers out as well, there were a couple of parts where you could ski quite well if you wanted too.

Some guy in a Snow hole

Some guy in a Snow hole

Looking over to Y Grib

Looking over to Y Grib

Matt on the walk back to the car

Matt on the walk back to the car

Lots and lots of snow....  lovely clear blue sky

Lots and lots of snow.... lovely clear blue sky

Looking back down from the top of the ridge to Y Grib

Looking back down from the top of the ridge to Y Grib

Greg waist deep in the snow, it was that deep...

Greg waist deep in the snow, it was that deep...

Matt also waist deep in the snow!

Matt also waist deep in the snow!

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