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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Saturday, 8 February 2014


Saturday 8th February.

At one stage during the night I thought the caravan was being blasted by a fireman's hose.

This Marilyn overlooks Porthmadog. Internet told me of a path which ended in locked gates at a cemetery a few hundred yards from the road, so I retreated in lashing rain back to the car to restart further up the road from a point I would have chosen without the website info.

Rain was on and off, but wind nearer the top and on the summit was vicious, but I have known worse. This is a steep rocky peak and I had a bit of scrambling about trying to find the highest of the rock outcrops as well as visiting the trig point. Views of the sea with perhaps thirty parallel lines of foaming breakers stretching a long long way off shore justified this ascent.

Moel- y-Gest from the road between Criccieth and Portmadog

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welshpaddler said...

Hi Conrad,

We are not far from you. We are having a week based in Pwllheli. Today en route we had a short walk up the Afon Prysor which is just by the Maentwrog hydro station. Started fine but we soon had foul weather gear on.

We climbed Moel y Fest some years ago.

Blonde Two said...

Well done - sounds exhilarating. I am off to find a windy hill myself today. Not a Marilyn as I have failed to find a companion but the need for a bit of a battering is in me!

afootinthehills said...

That sounded like a good blast.

Did you get my email? I only ask because I'd hate you to think I didn't respond after saying I would send details.

Enjoy your trip Conrad.

edsbath said...

Dang, I was hoping for a photo of the sea...too risky for the camera?

Sir Hugh said...

All-having usual difficulty connecting to internet so replies to comments get delayed.

WP - good to hear from you. That makes two of us brave or daft enough to visit the Welsh coast in this weather.

Blonde Two - I think you have it wilder where you are but it's been wild enough here.

Afoo - hi Gibson. Yes I did get your email, sorry for not acknowledging, and thanks for the info.

Edsbath - welcome to my blog. I will try to oblige with a photo if poss.

mike M said...

edsbath is me, CR, and I have no idea how I got part of my mail addy in in place of my usual moniker.