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FLYING SNOWDONIA - Nantlle Ridge

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Published on Jun 7, 2014

A late afternoon flight along the north west face of Craig Cwm Silyn, flying up close and past the famous Great Slab before heading north while soaring the western slope of Mynydd Tal-y-Mignedd.

Being the only known paraglider pilot who regularly fly the very western edge of Snowdonia, I find that flying XC along the Nantlle Ridge can be extremely tricky at the best of times.
These 600m plus, mainly north westerly facing peaks are approximately five miles from the sea. Throughout the day strong sea breezes can create blown out conditions due to strong thermal activity deep within Snowdonia. An opportunity window can arise later in the day, yet conditions can be short lived before nature returns to a calmer state with katabatic winds soon following.

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