I was lucky enough to take a few days off work before the Easter break to make the most of the recent heavy snowfall that much of the UK experienced over last week. I set off in hope of some good light and in someways a step into the unknown. We reached the foot of the Glyderau, a mountain range just north east of Snowdon itself on Thursday evening. I had been up this range once before a few years ago but looking up at a white expanse over the summit I knew this would be a whole different experience altogether. This was only my second attempt at hiking in full winter gear and we quickly realised that making it to the summit for sunset would be a difficult task considering the slow progress as we trudged through the snow and ice. We reached our proposed camp spot at Caseg Fraith and with the light fading we dropped our bags and made the most of the sun setting over Glyder Fach. I spent most of the time in complete awe of the scenery as I'd never seen a landscape like this before.
These snow formations known as Sastrugi or Zastrugi are formed by strong winds that shape and manipulate the shape of the snow and played a fantastic foreground subject over the 3 days we were there.