Fri 8th Jul - Sun 10th Jul, 2022

Ty Powdwr Big Routes

Colin Maddison

This one's not to be missed - a Ty Powdwr Big Routes meet complete with challenge (see below), with the added bonus of (for those already booked with Andy Stratford) professionally led glacier travel and cravasse rescue training. An ideal meet for those heading to the Alps or to Equador later in the year, but equally as perfect for those just wanting to get out for a big day or two.

In a moment 'the challenge' for those that want it but first a couple of requests.

- If you're planning to come please add your name to the Intend to Attend list on the website meet page or let me know. It helps to know who and how many to expect.

- Covid is still around and quite prevalent. There could be a reasonable number of us sharing the Hut so please consider taking a lateral flow test before you come if you can and please follow government advice if you have symptoms.

The choice of activity is yours but it is billed as 'big routes' so I will suggest a challenge in that spirit. But those that don’t fancy it are just as welcome to do their own thing.


1000ft of roped climbing, spread over at least two crags, plus at least one 3000ft summit in a day.

Yes, it is an imperial meet, but if you must climb in metric it is 304.8m of climbing and a 914.4m summit. But it will sound less impressive when you tell your friends! Either way you’ll need to get your multi-pitch heads on and an early start might not be a bad idea.

The options are many so worth getting yourself a partner lined up now and to start studying the guidebooks.

Don’t want to climb? That’s fine. But if you still fancy a challenge, well how about:

  • Scramblers could try for 2000ft (or the less aesthetically pleasing 609.6m) of scrambling, plus at least two 3000ft (914.4m) summits.
  • Walkers could try for at least four 3000ft (914.4m) summits spread across Snowdon, the Glyders and the Carnedds.
  • Swimmers could try and avoid hypothermia in six lakes perhaps?
  • Sea cliff climbers should avoid trying to set any depth records!

The prize – personal satisfaction and the admiration of the meet leader, plus a mention in the meet report. 

Weather permitting I suggest that those that can (i.e. not doing their training) target the Saturday, then we can share our tales of daring do over a glass or two as we relax in the comfortable splendour of Ty Powdwr.

Whatever your preferance come along for a great weekend and to put a few more quid in the Ty Powdwr coffers.

If anyone needs anymore information please email

Looking forward to seeing folk there.



Colin Maddison

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