2 days off work (and a pass from home) led to a trip to Snowdonia and the intention of gathering 33 points (an additional 11 was speculative at best).
Day 1 (7 March) - very heavy snow/rain and 50 mph winds caused me to abandon all hopes of a proper walk. Even the mountain goat sought shelter behind the hostel!
Day 2 - a window was forecast in the morning so I set off early up Snowdon. Good progress for the first hour and then I hit the snow line which slowed me down. The weather steadily deteriorated and started to snow shortly after 1000 (what happened to a clear morning? ). I turned round just short of the summit as there was no way I was going to stand there playing radio. By the time I got back to the car my outer clothing and rucksack were soaked. As the plan was to spend the night in the car in preparation for a further 2 smaller summits tomorrow I decided to return home early, enjoy a hot bath and a comfortable bed!
It was a good walk, but sadly no SOTA. Sorry I couldn’t delete my alerts due to a lack of connectivity. I think I earned the bonus points .