Those who fancy putting on a winter jacket
for a testing winter ascent could find just what they are looking for in a guided walk in Snowdonia on the weekend of December 11th and 12th.
Run by the Snowdonia Society as part of its programme of events, the trek will involve a climb to the top of Moel Siabod.
While others may prefer lower walks like the archaeological trek to Cors y Gedol on November 28th, the climb of the 2,861 ft mountain may prove to be a classical winter walk.
There are two ways up the mountain, these being via the east ridge from Betws y Coed and from the south-west up a long syncline starting near the site of the Roman Camp close to Pen y Pas.
In the latter case, a winter ascent may be aided by a fence, which the footpath follows most of the way up the ridge, helping to guide any ascent made in snow.