Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

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Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby DavidPonting » Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:15 pm

I missed the trip to Snowdonia/Eryri back in July, so the only logical thing to do is to repeat it... at this time of year, assuming we have good weather*, you can stand on the slopes of Y Garn and watch the sun rise along Llyn Ogwen, or stand outside your tent at night and watch the Milky Way soar over Tryfan, knowing that the next day you will be climbing on it, on some of the best mountain multipitch routes anywhere in the UK just a short walk from the campsite - or an epic scramble over the north ridge, or even a walk!

So. Gwern Gof Uchaf, the nights of the 17th-18th Sept**. We'll phone the campsite and try and book (they can be hard to reach, as a working farm) when we have a rough idea of numbers closer to the time, so get excited and get your name down now otherwise it might be too late. £7/night, pay in cash when we're there. https://www.tryfanwales.co.uk/

1. Kirsty
2. Steve
3. John (JWA)
4. Sophie S
5. Natj86
6. Huw
7. Ruth
8. Joey


Usual COVID stuff applies - even though it's a camping meet, it would still be great if you could take a lateral flow test before coming (then obviously don't come if it's positive, you're showing symptoms, or you are legally required to self-isolate), do please get yourself vaccinated if you haven't already - which as well as protecting you and reducing transmission risk also now helps reduce the risk of having to miss out if you get contact traced, and please bring a mask since we might end up in a pub that might enforce them!
*weather not guaranteed...
**I can't actually make the 17th, will be there lunchtime on the 18th and almost certainly going to do a lap of Tryfan NR and Bristly ridge in the afternoon; a route I try and do annually but haven't done since 2019
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby CathS » Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:43 pm

Hi David

I'm hoping to come on this meet if the weather's OK.

I will be looking to do some easier grade climbing.

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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby Kirsty.Lightfoot » Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:53 pm

Count me in please :)
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby JR » Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:57 pm

I'm interested in a North Wales rematch (weather permitting).

I solemly promise not to accidentally sandbag TayRex again! ;-)

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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby shortandgingerSteve » Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:20 pm

I'm up for it
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby John McMahon » Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:36 pm

Put John McMahon and Cath Kelly on the list please. I would like to do some scrambling and Cath wants to do some mountain walking. Let's hope for good weather.

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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby JWA » Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:39 pm

Put my name down please. Fingers crossed for the weather.
I’m up for a car share if anyone wants picking up.
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby shortandgingerSteve » Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:06 pm

JWA wrote:Put my name down please. Fingers crossed for the weather.
I’m up for a car share if anyone wants picking up.


I'm up for a lift if it's still available
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby JWA » Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:48 pm

shortandgingerSteve wrote:
JWA wrote:Put my name down please. Fingers crossed for the weather.
I’m up for a car share if anyone wants picking up.


I'm up for a lift if it's still available


No prob Steve. I'll PM closer to time so we can sort out pick up etc.
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby Sophie Smith » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:27 pm

I'm down for this
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby Natj86 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:24 am

Is there activity on the Sunday or just the Saturday? I’d love to get to this (will confirm for sure) but possibly won’t be able to arrive until later on the Friday. Thanks :)
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby Lindsay M » Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:38 am

Natj86 wrote:Is there activity on the Sunday or just the Saturday? I’d love to get to this (will confirm for sure) but possibly won’t be able to arrive until later on the Friday. Thanks :)


People will be out both Saturday and Sunday (possibly even Friday if weather is good and people have time off work) - the dates just refer to the nights that people are staying on the camp site. People tend to split into groups depending on what they want to do each day - often organised in the pub on the Friday night or on here once the forecast for the weekend becomes obvious :)
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby Natj86 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:59 am

Perfect! Thanks Lindsay. In that case please pop me down to attend! Love Wales!! Do I need to do anything else in the meantime to secure my place? Otherwise I will check back in nearer the time to synch any travel plans. Exciting!!!
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby Lindsay M » Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:02 pm

Natj86 wrote:Perfect! Thanks Lindsay. In that case please pop me down to attend! Love Wales!! Do I need to do anything else in the meantime to secure my place? Otherwise I will check back in nearer the time to synch any travel plans. Exciting!!!


Camping meets are always the easiest to book on to, once David sees this he'll pop your name on the list and you just pay the camp site directly when you get there.
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Re: Gwern Gof Uchaf (camping next to Tryfan), 17th-18th Sept

Postby Natj86 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:05 pm

Thank you Lindsay :)
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