We climbed Snowdon via the “PYG Track” last year and for a holiday this year my husband sugested we did it again.
We had started our climb from a campsite in Llanberis. We have just a basic two person tent and we took two sleeping bags and the memory foam topper from our bed to sleep on.
Bearing in mind it was September and we had no kettle or heater and it took me over a week to recover from my climb, I agreed with two conditions …
NO TENT … NO MOUNTAIN !
He booked us a bed and breakfast in Keswick in July and planned a walk up Catbells, which he assured me wasn’t really a mountain.
We arrived with Keswick in the middle of a drout. There was a hosepipe ban in place and the gardens and parks were starting to show the strain. It started raining shortly after we got there on the Friday afternoon, and continued until about Saturday lunch time. We set off up Catbells in the rain with our fingers crossed that the weather forcast for a dryer brighter afternoon was right. It was and by the time we reached the top and had a good view. (See more about the walk here)
Saturday evening the rain started again and Sunday too was a washout with the sun only putting in an appearance once the rain had beaten us into an early retreat.
I’d like to think the boathttps://hallysann.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/pyg-track/ in the picture was already underwater before the rain started
More from before : a week in the “Lake District” in July 2010.