Mathew Smith

Hey! So I’ve been wanting to try fastpacking for a while now. The idea of moving fast and travelling light, finding somewhere to camp and then doing it all again the next day really appeals to me.

After finally getting together the gear I needed I set out on my first fastpack adventure. My plan was to run 21km from Croesor along the slate trail, branching off at Beddgelert and carry on up the valley until Pen Y Pass and then climbing up to the Glyderau range and find somewhere to eat and sleep for the night before returning the same way the following morning.

I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to get out there again.

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It snowed! A couple of weeks ago I set out on a long run in the snow to explore Cwm Pennant and the long abandoned quarry works there. The plan (pre-snow) had been to make my way up to the summits of Moel Lefn, Ogof and finally Hebog, linking them up before descending back into Beddgelert forest. However, upon setting out that morning I hadn;t realised how much snow there was going to be and along with diminished visibility I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it up into the mountains.

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All shot on a GoPro Hero9

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Mathew Smith

Mathew Smith

Running Trails / Climbing Rocks / Writing Sometimes

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