You reach a saddle between Rhinog Fach and Fawr if you walk from Cwm Nantcol. Rhinog Fach is a steep climb up this slope. In all my years of mountain photography I’ve never seen layers of sky such as here. I was already happy with the shots for this day. Coming back to the climb I was amazed because the photo opportunities hadn’t stopped. The day was finishing but the photography wasn’t. I’ve seen similar skies, but not with this distinctive configuration of grey, blue and white with such a good viewpoint. You couldn’t see this along the top of Rhinog Fach. Nor could you see it so clearly as I descended a few metres. You see the Arenig hills in the distance.

 

Mountains of Wales: Rhinog Fach Descent

Friday December 19, 2014