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Moel y Gamelin



A day off work often sees me dissapearing into the Welsh wilderness, a bit of snow wasnt going to put me off so at about 10.30 am I turned off the snowcleared main road and made my way onto the horseshoe pass.
The radio mentioned closed roads in the Peak district but nothing close by, with much lip biting and wheel spinning I gave it a go. Just a hundred metres shy of the restaurant/shop/carpark I could go no more, maybe I couldve struggled on at half a mile an hour, i'll never know because infront of me reversing towards me came a big 4x4 with tow rope ready, after some general piss taking they towed me to the crest of the hill, and there the car was going to stay whilst I climbed the modest hill. So far not so good .
Equipped for any type of weather, I strode forward like someone who rarely fails, I would have made it too if it weren't for those pesky snow drifts, with every footfall my booted feet sank all the way to my knees, it was more tiring than any other kind of walking, my breathing got hard, my chest hurt, all I could do was try and make it to the big stone I could see further up the hill, only it wasn't a stone , and like the straw that broke the reindeers back it was actually an igloo, three of them, igloos ? in Llangolen ? I'm not going to make it this time, I took a few arctic photos and turned back, after not even getting a quarter of the way. It was easier getting back down than getting up. I'm off work next week maybe another attempt with slightly less snow will afford some success.
postman Posted by postman
6th January 2010ce
Edited 6th January 2010ce

Comments (2)

'To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield'

Top effort Postie, and nice igloo pic too.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
6th January 2010ce
Words to live by
We shall seek them on the beaches
We shall seek them on the hills
in the forests and the fields and the towns
we shall not give in 'till we've seen what we came to see.
postman Posted by postman
7th January 2010ce
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