We set the alarm for 4:45am on Saturday in order to make the most of the time before sunrise. We put on our winter kit, shouldered our packs, and started to hike up the side of Afon Lloer, the river that cascades down from the Carneddau. It was good fun in the snow, and we felt like we were having an adventure even before the sun rose. We could see little beams of light across the landscape and on the distant hills – these headtorches indicated that we weren’t the only ones enjoying the beautiful conditions and scenery. The sunrise wasn’t quite what we (and the weatherman!) predicted, but it was glorious to be out enjoying the snow and the fresh air, and looking at the mighty Tryfan looming out of the clouds. Tryfan isn’t the highest peak (15th in Wales) but is one of the best to look at – from almost all angles, and my favourite to climb.