Monday, February 02, 2009

vertical beacon sandwich

Here's some photos from Saturday's trip to the Brecon Beacons. We did a horseshoe walk from the car park at Pont Cwmyfedwen incorporating the three peaks of Cribyn, Pen y Fan and Corn Du. Pretty good weather for January - dry and not much cloud. Freezing though.

A couple of interesting asides for you: one of the peaks on the ridge that we didn't go up (as it would have involved going the "wrong" way and then doubling back on ourselves) was Fan y Big which, in addition to having a faintly amusing name, also features an interesting natural rock outcrop at the top which resembles a diving board, from which you could, if you so desired, plummet into Cwm Cynwyn several hundred feet below. It'd hurt, though.

Here's a picture montage of myself, Mario and Ian on the diving board in the summer of 1995.

And here's a photo montage of me at the summit of Pen y Fan in various company and weather over the years.
  • Top left: me, Anne, Tony, a sheep (partially obscured), Rob, Karen, Ian, Paul, April 1997.
  • Top right: me, Mum, November 2005.
  • Bottom left: Dad, Ray, me, July 2008.
  • Bottom right: Robin, Hazel, me, January 2009.

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