We decided to tick of another classic trade route, this time the North Ridge of Tryfan and Bristly Ridge, then over the Glyders and back to Ogwen Cottage, possibly via Y Garn. A big days plan. After ticking off all of this the idea was to jump in the van and head back south for work at the weekend, after all I have to earn money somehow, so i can keep you all entertained with trip reports.
After dropping down the south ridge of Tryfan we headed up towards Bristly Ridge.
The last time I went up Bristly was with Dad on a family holiday and we were guided up. This time Toby and I went up the obvious gully line in the middle of the ridge, just right of the wall. this brought us up onto the ridge proper. Not sure if this is the official ridge route but it was well worn and an interesting little scramble.
We topped out of the scramble and there was a distinctly different feel in the weather. It had got very muggy. Looking at the time I made a decision that it was time to head for the van, it was getting late and the weather felt wrong. Toby agreed. As we started down towards the scree slope a few spots of rain started, as we reach the scree the heavens opened and heavy hail hit us.
We legged it off the mountain and back to the BBV. After a quick change we headed back to London.
Tryfan didn't disappoint it was a cracking way to end a week in North Wales, now back to work and planning new trips!