St Saviour’s explorer scouts have built a strong reputation for their hiking and mountaineering skills. During the October half term, they joined 30 or so other explorer scouts and leaders for a training and experience weekend staying at the county base in Snowdonia. To make the most of it we departed at 7.30 am on the Friday morning arriving below Cader Idris around 12.30 and walking briskly to the summit with its magnificent views of the Welsh mountains north to Snowdon and beyond, before driving to the base and arriving before everyone else who had got massively delayed on the M6. Dashed bad luck!
The next day most opted for the most challenging of the walks on offer up Gribin then onto the peaks of Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Y Garn, the experience greatly enhanced by low cloud, strong winds, driving rain and low temperatures. Bootiful!
A hot meal and Halloween party in the evening kept spirits high and a session on an indoor climbing wall in Bangor on Sunday morning meant we got the most we could possibly hope for from the weekend.
The St Saviour’s explorers at the summit of Cader Idris