Snowdon (1085m), Wales & Scafell Pike (978m), England

This is what I call a fulfilled weekend: Friday afternoon we (Zigeiner, Barbara & Reka) take the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead (2h / 38€ p.p. / one way), rent a car, drive 70 km to the Gallt y Glyn, have a couple of good-night pints and an awesome pizza, get up at 5 am early next morning to hike Wale’s highest peak “Snowdon” (Pyg Track Route up as it is too windy for Crib Gosh, Miner’s Track down, 4h total) in downpour, change into dry clothes and drive 360 km all the way to the Lake District (Wasdale Head Inn pub:) where we call it a day with a stale ale.

Early Sunday morning we’re back on the trek at 5:30 am sharp, this time to conquer England’s highest peak “Scafell Pike” (Wesdale Route up (south) via Mickledore, down (north) along the end of Corridor Route, 4h total), jump back into the car and speed back 380 km to Holyhead from where we catch the ferry just in time for our 5 pm return to Dublin.

(A) Holyhead 
(B) Gallt y Glyn (Snowdon) 
(C) Wasdale Head Inn (Scafell Pike) 

Snowdon (1085 m) – highest mountain in Wales

 
Here you can find a Topo Map, the Guidance Sheet and Weather Forecast Snowdonia.
The weather truly could not have been more miserable – the wind almost blew me off the summit!

Scafell Pike (978 m) – highest mountain in England

“British sunshine” on the roof of England ⇑ ⇒

Here you can find a Topo Map, the Guidance Sheet and Weather Forecast Lake District.

Click map to enlarge Barbara on the Wesdale Route to Mickledore
 The top of the Brown Tounge    Beautiful hike out through vivid autumn colors 

November 3, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13 Views: 4807

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