How did you spend International Mountain Day

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December 11th 2017 and some of the first snow has fallen in Snowdonia.

It also happens to be International Mountain Day. Introduced in 1992 by the United Nations this is a day to highlight how climate, hunger and migration are affecting highlands and to ensure that sustainable mountain development is integrated into the 2030 Agenda and in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.’

Stu decided this was a perfect day to head off to refresh his winter mountain skills on Snowdon.

It’s over a year since his Mountain Skills training week in Scotland with Plas y Brenin so he’s been itching to get out for some practice.

It was such a gorgeous day we thought you might like to see some of the views!

He took the Llanberis Path, fully kitted out with ice axe and crampons (although these weren’t needed until about 900metres from the summit).

Snowdon in Winter Snowdon in Winter Snowdon in Winter Snowdon in Winter

A bit of ice at the summit. Temperatures reached -14 with wind chill.

Snowdon summit in Winter


This view across Llyn Llydaw was recently voted the best in the UK.

Snowdon in Winter

Snowdon in Winter

Gorgeous blue skies all day!

Snowdon in Winter

And a very happy mountain leader..

Stiwart Breese

Stiwart Breese - Snowdon in Winter

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