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Adam and Eve

Natural Rock Feature

Adam and Eve (Natural Rock Feature) by GLADMAN Looking from Glyder Fach the glorious setting of the two natural monoliths a'top the central of Tryfan's 'three peaks' can be appreciated, standing sentinel above Llyn Bochlwyd (bottom left) and Llyn Ogwen, beyond which rises the main ridge of Y Carneddau, crowned by Bronze Age cairns; Carnedd Dafydd (far top left); Carnedd Llewelyn (centre top left) and, far top right, Pen-Llithrig-y-Wrach.
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
10th January 2013ce
Edited 23rd September 2013ce
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Comments (8)

Another cracking photo Mr G.
You must have a great photo collection.
Have you ever thought of bringing a book out of the best photos?
I would buy a copy!
Posted by CARL
11th January 2013ce
That is rather fantastic! :)

G x
goffik Posted by goffik
11th January 2013ce
Tryfan! One of my favourite walks (proceeding to the glyders afterwards...) amazing scenery. And goats.
Got to hand it to you GLADMAN, your documentation of the sacred welsh hills is a fantastic and an important addition to the site! Thanks!
Posted by dissolving
11th January 2013ce
Thank you gentlemen. Tryfan is rather fantastic, I agree.

When I (finally) started putting something back to TMA in 2009 I was - as many are, I guess - somewhat overawed at first... but reckoned I at least had one area of relative expertise.... the Welsh hills. Well, you would have to be a complete muppet to walk them for 20-odd years and not learn something. Since then others (you know who they are) have pushed the boundaries to literally put ancient Wales on the TMA map. A community effort, is it not?

As for the images, a tripod is, for me, the key.... since conditions usually prohibit hand held images. Stick a basic DSLR - mine's the entry level Canon 1000FD - on one and bracket the exposures (one what you reckon it is, one higher, one lower). Ta dah! Bring them on. Then you can ask Ken Williams how to do it properly!
12th January 2013ce
Oh boy, that's a beauty.

Community effort is the key, undoubtedly.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th January 2013ce
Blimey Gladders, you do find them don't you! That's really stunning. (Note to self: plan a trip to Wales). A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
13th January 2013ce
I remember being just above the buttress on the north side and craning my neck really far back to look up at where we intended to go, unclimbable ! we shied away from the north ridge and wobbled our way up the heather terrace instead. South side next, obviously. postman Posted by postman
14th January 2013ce
Yeah, the north ridge is taking the piss a bit. I did it when I was 22 and (honestly) didn't even realise I was climbing Tryfan.... blew me away when I saw the monoliths and fell in. Luckily not literally. Such naivety and innocence.... where did they go? Perhaps replaced by experience and the wish of not falling to one's death!

Seriously, I'd love to try again one day.... but get the feeling you're up for it sooner than that. If it feels right, do it.
14th January 2013ce
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