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Preparations are underway…

I love North Wales – the scenery is just so epic. So I am really looking forward to a week in the mountainous area of Snowdonia next week with three friends. There will be some walking, some picture taking (probably quite a lot of that actually) and, I’m sure, some wine drinking on the evenings. All-in-all it should be a lovely holiday, made all the better for the incredibly cheap holiday let I found which works out at £30 each for the stay!

The intention is to go up Snowdon via the Ranger’s Path at some point. However, continued (paranoid) checks of the forecasted weather don’t bode well for a lovely, pleasent stroll; rain and some snow is, apparently, on its way. Now I don’t mind a bit of rain, or a bit of snow, but I’d obviously prefer it if the weather was much more condusive with ‘taking it easy’.

I am not that fit and going up the mountain will undoubtedly be a challenge. Having managed to ascend up the Llanberis path previously I know that the ‘steep’ bits can be… er… somewhat requiring of great effort. As you’d expect – it is a mountain, after all. But ‘requiring of great effort’ when it’s chucking it down is hardly appealing. I have to keep telling myself that I’m doing it for the self-pride and the little ego boost you get when you stand on the cairn at the top (ignoring the fact that thousands of other people have achieved the same feat and some of the more insane ones actually run up it!).

The last time we went up we had stupendous weather – you couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. The view from the summit was amazing and well worth the ridiculous amount of time it took me to haul my fat, sweating lump of a body up there.

I shall continue to monitor the weather sites (some of which contradict each other spectacularly… one says sun, another says snow!) and continue to count down the days to our departure.

4 days to go…