Climbing Pen y Fan

Wednesday 30 September 2009, 17:23

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

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I'm currently out walking in the Brecon Beacons for my new series of Weatherman Walking for next year and have texted this report in via my mobile to 'Gull' back at HQ - the wonders of modern technology, eh?

The route I'm taking today is the horse shoe route. We started at the Neuadd Reservoirs near Pontsticill and walked up the Roman road to Fan y Big - the one nicknamed the 'diving board' before moving onto Cribyn and Pen y Fan.

Me silhouetted on the top of Pen y Fan:
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The views are quite staggering - I can see for miles in all directions and we've all been amazed at how quickly the weather can change up here. From mist and low cloud to sunshine and blue skies.
Views from the top:
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I've just seen the army up here training - (prob the S.A.S) running around with heavy packs on. Rather them than me!
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We've got a bit more to do up here before we begin the descent so I'd better get a move on as sunset is around 7pm tonight. Sue Charles will be taking over weather duties on Wales Today tonight.

No rest for the wicked though - tomorrow I'm off again, to Tregaron in Ceredigion where we'll be visiting an ancient chapel and staying in a remote hostel somewhere - you know the sort of thing, no electricity or heating etc so I'll be wrapping up warm!

I'll keep you posted.

Derek



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