Roger MW0IDX and I had a great day out yesterday. Tryfan NW-006 via the North Ridge; easy pleasant scramble. Followed this with Glyders NW-003 via Sinister Gully. We didn’t chicken out halfway and followed on to the Upper Gully and the Great Pinnacle Gap. The route was “interesting” with one or two sections that appeared impossible at first (…second and even third) glance; “just the right amount of awkward” as Lily Allen so memorably sings. We descended via the Gribin Ridge (steep at the top). Halfway down my chance came.
As we wandered down we saw a party of young men ascending. One was holding an unmistakable SOTA pole. I strode up to him and asked “are you going fishing?”. “Oh no”, he replied. “I’m a radio amateur”. “We know” Roger and I both said at the same time whilst laughing. He hadn’t spotted us as we had no obvious signs of radios. He was soon joined by other members of the Cambridge University Wireless Society with whom we exchanged callsigns and pleasantries before completing our descent. It was good to meet them; but even better to be able to ask “the fishing question”.
PS This gives a nice impression of the route. Note the cars top left.