So who thought it was a good idea to descend Y Garn GW/NW-004 the direct way rather than via the Devil’s Kitchen then? Just about everyone according to Jimmy - Gerald WML, Caroline ZCB, Roger IDX et al.
Well you’re all wrong. I came down that way based upon all that reassuring advice - and my new walking trousers have hardly any “seat” left in them from all the shuffling down on my backside on steep loose paths that were outwith the tolerance of my vertigo!
Sure Devil’s Kitchen is not a ‘pleasant’ descent - but I can cope with it without suffering trauma! Nonetheless, safely down now and quaffing good ale in the Cwellyn Arms after a very good (expensive) meal.
We started off driving for an hour to get from Snowdon Ranger YHA to Idwal Cottage YHA. We ascended via the Mushroom Garden to Elidir Fawr GW/NW-005 and activated just using VHF handhelds. The traverse across to Y Garn GW/NW-004 was good and probably the best part of the day.
The Welsh Pale Ale at the Cwellyn is the discovery of the Century.