Easter means the first cadet 'summer' mountain trip of the year but you wouldn't have thought that on Friday if you had happened to be on the Nantlle Ridge. Okay, it didn't snow, but it was certainly not pleasant with a baptism of wind and rain for the young'uns.
Saturday was much nicer with the ming clearing as we neared the summit of Moel Siabod. At which point one of lads declared his confusion at being in Snowdonia and not seeing any domes. Quizzical looks ensued until we realised he had confused Snowdonia with the Eden Project. As you do.
Before the long drive home we set them off on a wee solo route which gave me and Matt a chance to grab a quick climb. Even though only VS, Oxine gave me that uneasy feeling that comes from hardly climbing for yonks but it was pleasingly straightforward, if a bit pumpy. Matt did well to second it despite a lot less climbing than even my meagre record. I do enjoy a rock climb when it is gloriously sunny.
So VS cruised with no training, imagine the possibilities with...
In lieu of any Welsh action shots, here is The Moose to wish you a happy Easter.