Just a quick one this time!!!
Firstly i have to apologise to any one who missed the six pointer chase points today.
We set off in Nice dry sunshine, from home and arrived at my chosen park place.
I had decided to try an alternative route up from Roger MW0IDX, by approaching it from opposite way via Hendre-Blaen-Lliw. parking for one or two cars here walk-in was easy till we passed farm and headed up to first fence. The summit was in Cloudbase from about 600m. Path although showing on OS map,just stopped abruptly with no obvious way to go. Even the Etrex which I updated with latest maps was not showing the way!!
After much zig-zagging we did eventually get to path which was indistinct in places, when we got to threeway crossroads at Ceunant Coch we had to turn sharp left and head steeply upwards. This is when our problems became apparent,not only been up to my thighs in bog on the way up twice but from here we had approx 50-60 mile an hour gusts and heavier rain than on path way up to this spot. After slipping and being blown over four times,I took the decision that this was too unsafe to continue!!
Very Reluctantly I decided Safety over six points and must admit felt it was right decision at the time, the danger was apparent and very real while up there. albeit by the time we returned down to car the weather here was fine ,but looking back at summit it was still shrouded in the same cloud base.
We managed to stop on way back at Bala lake and had our picnic lunch here before,somewhat glumly returning home. I had no alternative summit planned, so just headed home.
Sorry again for anyone waiting for the points, we will return but will use Rogers route up and pray for better weather !!!???