I haven’t had chance to write up our trip up to Snowdonia at New Year, but I have posted some photo’s online here.
There was plenty of snow in which to try out some new kit including Black Diamond Serac crampons. Michelle managed to pick up a bargain at Cotswold Outdoors Rock Bottom store in Betws-y-coed – a pair of new Scarpa Manta’s for only 60GBP(!!) courtesy of CO’s boot guarantee policy which allows punters to return boots if they are not happy with them (and they haven’t been worn outside). Returned boots can’t be sold as new so find their way to the Rock Bottom store. I suspect the fact that we bought the BD crampons and Michelle bought a DMM Cirque ice-axe helped us get a bargain on the boots!