I'm hoping to do the Welsh 3000s in 2 weeks time (weather dependant). I'll be walking from south to north.
I've been looking at the details of the route on www.welsh3000s.co.uk (a great resource) and the Welsh 3000ft Challenge book. They seem to agree on the North Ridge off Crib Goch, west off Tryfan and the traverse round Carnedd Llewelyn.
The one place they differ is the ascent up Pen Yr Ole Wen. The website recommends the east ridge and the book recommends the direct route up from the youth hostel.
Any thoughts on which of these routes is "best"?
Also if anyone has a GPS route and could email it to me that would be really appreciated (please PM me and we'll swap email addresses).
Finally, if anybody fancies joining me on the 18th/19th July please PM me. Some company would be nice