Nice update. I was nearly blown away on Moel-ddu. Broke my antenna too. Then, just to cap it off I only got one contact…
I have a different route to the top. Start from the parking spot by the dam, but after crossing it I went straight up to meet the track at SH 566 436. Follow this east for a short way and go through the gate. Then turn NE and follow the walls (with gates) to around SH 572 440. Then an indistinct traverse path leads across to the summit. Nice and short.
I was going to try your way but on the day couldn’t get the GPX downloaded.
The route I’d like to try is to be dropped off at the Gorllwynuchaf access road, head north to Moel-ddu, then north above the quarry to Moel Hebog and down to Beddgelert.
I’m growing fond of it. It’s probably quite poor for VHF generally. But with the twin summits and hanging valley it’s a nice spot for HF. I have spent quite a few days looking up at that odd band of green from the valley below (we seemed to be forever changing sets of points on the railway at Hafod-y-Llyn)
I’ve got to come back again for a better look at the quarry and the Ynys Pandy slate mill. I think it will be a few years before I’m satisfied.
My phone was protected in a waterproof case, but sadly the weather has done for my (old) camera