Friday 5 February 2016

January 2016 - Through the mountain with Sharon

Ever since Dick and I's first trip through the Croesor and Rhosydd mines (see here for the blog), Sharon has had to put up with us ranting about how good it is and despite a second trip (see here), she still hadn't had an opportunity to make the traverse herself.  Finally everything fell into place and we poured out of Joe's new mission wagon into the car park at Croesor.

As always the slog up the incline seemed to go on and on...

But finally we arrived at the entrance adit and kitted up.

After a walk along the main entrance adit and a steady climb, a left turn brings you to the first abseil.  James shows how it's done.

Finally Sharon gets to enjoy the delights of the mines, such as the wibbly, wobbly bridge. 

Closely followed by the squishy, squashy, are you sure this would isn't rotten, beam balance.

Sharon was barely able to contain her excitement!

Our traditional lunch spot.

Turn tabletastic.

Back out into daylight at one of the entrances to Rhosydd mine.

On the way back to Croesor.  Quite a lot of work seems to have been done on this path in recent years.  Huge thanks to who ever has done it, makes the walk home much easier.

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