Five Things you may find lurking in the bottom of your pack…


  1. That fourth battery you absolutely had to find when you saw your first ever brocken spectre and your camera died on you…
  2. Kendal Mint Cake wrapper with some melted sweet still inside – despite the fact you never buy the stuff.
  3. That Mars bar that you wrapped in duct tape so you wouldn’t eat it – but with a small hole cut and all the Mars bar squeezed out by some guilty third party… You know who you are…
  4. Orange plastic whistle so completely full of lint that if ever you’re in an emergency and you suck rather than blow, you’re done for. At least you’ll be able to use it to start a fire. May be replaced by large orange survival bag which when you attempt to open, turns out to be thirty squares of equally sized polythene…
  5. Map and compass as all you need is your sense of direction…
  6. Brick (See 3 above. Revenge is a dish best served cold, or should that be Gaspacho?)

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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