I spent last weekend catching up with friends from University in North Wales. Thankfully we were treated to some excellent weather on Saturday.

As were were a large group we decided to stick to grade 1 scrambling ground so that we could stay together as a group. We elected to avoid the classics which we have all done before, and we headed around to the back side of the Carneddau to climb the Llech Ddu spur which is a *** grade 1 scramble.

The walk up towards the black ladders was lovely and very warm in the morning sun, and were soon at the start of the steep climb up to the start of the scrambling, and into the cold wind. The scramble was brilliant, there were outstanding views out towards Anglesey and there was just the right balance of interest to keep everyone engaged without terrifying anyone. After the scramble we walked over to Carnedd Llewelyn, before descending back down to the hut we were staying in.

After an enjoyable evening with chilli and games we awoke to a less favourable forecast on the Sunday. So we enjoyed a mostly dry walk up Moel Siabod from Capel Curig.

Looking towards Tryfan from the hut

Atmospheric light walking up Cwm Llafar

Group photo looking our to Anglesey

Exposure on the Llech Ddu Spur

In the sun approaching the summit

Summit group shot

Walking towards Carnedd Llewelyn

Walking towards Carnedd Llewelyn

Descending towards Carnedd Llewelyn

Beautiful afternoon light descending from Pen yr Helgi Du

Group photo

Looking towards Capel Curig

Stunning light in the Ogwen Valley

Walking up to Moel Siabod

Descending from Moel Siabod