Searching for blog posts tagged with 'pen y fan'

A lovely walk in the welsh countryside.... NOT!!

May

20

After a shaky, very slow start, the Careers CTGF team are going from strength to strength...further details will follow separately, but just wanted to mention a personal achievemen (as part of CTGF) which I'm particularly proud of....

Last weekend I climbed Pen y Fan (pronounced /pɛn.ə.ˈvan/), in the Brecon Beacons... it's  the highest peak in South Wales and southern Britain - 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea-level and it was the toughest walk I've ever done!!  The main issue was the weather - it was raining when we started (we did a tough ascent up from Neuadd Reservoir for anyone who's been there) and it just got worse and worse - horizontal rain, gale force winds, and fog - a marvellous experience!!  The views are supposed to be spectacular, but we'll never know!!  After almost 5 hours of walking, we were all very relieved to get back to the car (just as lots of mountain rescue and ambulances sped up the road to rescue a walker whom, we later learnt, had badly injured his leg)....Note to self - don't scrimp on waterproof clothing, SportsDirect isn't know for its quality - was rather damp at the end to say the least !!- also learn how to use a compass (we were lucky to find a helpful man on the top of Pen y Fan who pointed out our path down!!) - otherwise we could have been in that ambulance!!.

Anyway... amazingly I'm now fired up to climb more mountains (I love the sense of achievement) and am planning a trip to the Lake District next!  Onwards and upwards!! 

Here we are looking mildly hysterical (I'm the one looking very hysterical, 2nd from the left!!)

Pen y Fan