Marhofn 58.03 - May 2001

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First Fifteen

Clem Clements

Reading the 'first fifteen' in Marhofn 49 brought back a few memories of mine, which really took off when I found an OS map of the Cader Idris / Aberdovey area ('Cadair' came later) washed up on the beach in the summer of 1941 - gold dust in wartime! A week or two later, Taren Hendre (spelt as it was then) became my first Marilyn. In late 1942 we moved to Penmachno, on the road whose number was the height of Ben Nevis (OS one-inch map).

First fifteen: Tarrenhendre (18/9/41), Tarren y Gesail, Plynlimon, Cadair Idris, Ffridd Cocyn, Y Llethr and Moelfre, Manod Mawr (all 1942), Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Carnedd Llewelyn (20th birthday), Moel Siabod, Creigiau Gleision, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn and Elidir Fawr (all March 1943). The next 20 were also in Wales. On 22 March 1943 I took two buses from Penmachno to Capel Curig, walked the ridge from Capel to Carnedd y Filiast (taking in Glyder Fawr, Y Garn and Elidir Fawr), dropped down to Bethesda to try and hitch back to Capel. Had a two-mile lift to Ogwen, and walked the A5 to Capel, during which time the only thing to pass me was a cyclist going the opposite way. Caught last bus to Betws and had to walk to Penmachno - again nothing passed by.

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