Yr Wyddfa 2023 Cancer Research Wales

At 3:30am I looked out of my bunk house room and saw pouring rain.  It was the first time it has rained like this in weeks.  My heart sank.  At 5:20am, the excited Cancer Research Wales walkers stood in a damp Pen-y-Pass car park.  Thankfully, the rain had eased.  Under the watchful eye of the… Read More

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) 2023

At 4am in the morning, just as the sun starts to rise, the intrepid teams set out on the Welsh 3 Peaks for Tŷ Hafan.  The first challenge is to climb Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), the highest peak in Wales.  The ascent to the top is 639m, where the walkers gaze for miles across the Eryri… Read More

Stage 1 Five Highest North Wales Mountains

The first day of the 10nTaff for Tŷ Hafan was always going to be the toughest.  We were climbing the five highest mountains in the whole of Wales in one day.  With our guide Jim Rigby, we set off to climb the first two mountains at 07:20am and finally got back to the minibuses after… Read More

Snowdon 2022

In difficult windy and cloudy conditions, the teams took on the highest mountain in Wales – Snowdon.  If any participant wishes to have copies of the photographs, which are free of charge, please email me on paul@paulfearsphoto.co.uk. Here are the links to see photographs from the other stages. Registration Cadair Idris Pen-y-Fan

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) Dawn 2010

We took our first step on the path up to the top of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) at 04:30 at the beginning of July 2010.  It was still dark and very cold.  Within thirty minutes, the sun had started to peak through the clouds, lighting up the mountains.  It was spectacular.  The top of Yr Wyddfa… Read More

5in55 Stage 3 Snowdon

Photographs taken during the 4-day 5in55 mountain challenge for Tŷ Hafan.  It was great to be back in Wales, but the drive from Scafell Pike had taken far longer than expected.  Now it was time to conquer the highest peak in our home country, Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park.  Walked: 9.8 miles;  Elevation gained:… Read More

Snowdon 2019

The first stage of the 2019 Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks challenge, climbing Wales’ highest mountain Snowdon.  The challenge started at 4am on a damp and cold morning. Photos from Pen-y-Fan Photos from Cadair Idris