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Mynydd Mawr

Round Cairn

Mynydd Mawr (Round Cairn) by thesweetcheat The bulk of Mynydd Mawr, with cairns on the summit and the subsidiary peak on the right (Craig Cwmbychan). The gloomy viewpoint is Bwlch Carreg y Gigfran on the western side of Moel Cynghorion.
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes (11.6.2012)
Posted by thesweetcheat
15th June 2012ce
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Comments (3)

Looks like the remnants of the winter snows on the distant peak on the left. I'm not too familiar with Welsh Wales, me. What do you reckon it is, SC? Atmospheric pic.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
15th June 2012ce
Cloud, rain and poor photography I think :-)

No snow up there at the moment! I think you would like it round there though.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th June 2012ce
I agree. Take a closer look at the peak in the far upper left. The slight ridge behind is broken at the top by white bits. The top actually looks broken. If this was taken in June then it's obviously a cloud effect. No snow remains in England and Wales in June this year.

I have seen snow in the Lakes in July, which were the remnants of huge cornices formed during hard winters in the '80s. I seem to remember similar in the '70s, although, being born in '64, I might have "memory lapse". I know that in '77, during the FA Cup Final between Man Utd and Liverpool, I was on Helvellyn with my mum, dad and sister, and there were huge cornices, and that was in May. They lasted throughout June too.

All good stuff,
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
21st June 2012ce
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