Following this, we retired to bed around midnight. Alex set the alarm for 4am to give us time to get set up for the side light just after sunrise illuminating Tryfan. If anything, my sleep was too comfortable, as I was in a very deep sleep as Alex tried to rouse us early the following morning.
It was immediately obvious that the effort required to drag myself out of the tent was more than worth it. A cloudless sky meant that the sunlight should be uninterrupted through to the mountain in front of us. Accordingly, we all scrambled to set up at the compositions we’d scoped out the previous afternoon.
The others decided to get a bit more shut-eye, but I was so enchanted by the place I decided to forego this to spend a but more time exploring. As I was wandering around some of the crags nearby, I spotted a comfy looking ledge facing the sun, so grabbed half an hour’s sleep in this enchanting place.
I returned to camp just as the others were waking, and we set about eating a leisurely breakfast and breaking down camp. The temperature was starting to climb quickly now, which galvanised everyone into applying liberal amounts of suncream! Once everything had been packed away, there was absolutely no trace that we’d been there. We decided to summit Tryfan before heading back to the car.