A good weekend had by all in mixed weather conditions on the BMC Student Safety & Good Practice Seminar. Today I was fortunate enough to lead the scrambling day covering route planning, navigation and group management on broken rocky terrain and the emergency use of rope with a super psyched team of future leaders 😊
Tryfan is a mountain in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia which forms part of the Glyderau. Its one of the most famous and recognisable peaks, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 metres (3,010 feet) above sea level it is the fifteenth-highest mountain in Wales. The name "Tryfan" is derived from its historical Welsh name of "Tri-faen". "Tri" meaning three and "faen" meaning rocks which makes reference to the 3 rocky humps seen on the mountain's summit.
Tryfan is said to be the final resting-place of Sir Bedivere (Bedwyr) of Arthurian legend.
The summit of Tryfan is famous for the twin monoliths of Adam and Eve (Siôn a Siân in Welsh), a pair of rocks some three metres high and separated by 1.2 metres. The rocks are visible from the Ogwen valley. Those who tackle the "step" between the two rocks are said to gain the "Freedom of Tryfan".
“The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.” -Gene Amole // But let’s notice the sunrise. The world is such a beautiful place. I want to notice, soak in, and marvel at the beauty. So, here’s my challenge. Put your phone down. Be present in the moment and with the people you’re with. Let’s be the people who take the time to slow down and take it in- not because it needs our attention, but because life is better when we take the time to notice.