|Elaine, Matt and Myself on Arenig Fawr summit trig|
I ordered my new four season winter boots on Thursday and new anti-ball plates for my G10 crampons. I placed my order on Thursday and paid extra for next day before midday delivery, when they still hadn't arrived Saturday lunch time I was not a happy man as my plans for the weekend depended on me having these boots. In the end my old Scarpa Rangers that I haven't worn for three years had to do as the nearest thing to crampon compatible boots I own, they were surprisingly comfy!
|Matt stuck in the snow to his waist, the perfect photo opportunity|
The new winter boots are the Kayland Apex Trek which are on offer at half price from Rock + Run. The other gear purchases made before this walk were new Trek Mates Rannoch Moor gaiters which look like they are going to be a vital piece of kit and were great today in deep snow stopping it from entering my boots. Another bargain was a £14 pair of Reusch Mogul Event Mittens from TK Maxx which were absolutely brilliant today.
I have uploaded the photos from the day here.