Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Date : 05/09/2015

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Partially Cloudy

Wind : Gentle Breeze

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Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Fan Bwlch Chwyth Fan Fraith Fan Gyhirych Fan Nedd Yr Allt

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Description

Route - Start/End SN 896 222 by gate entrance on minor road off A4067 opposite Cray Reservoir. Followed forestry track up to Bwlch y Duwynt, then carried on to Fan Gyhirych. From Fan Gyhirych re tracked back to track before heading on to Fan Fraith. From Fan Fraith headed back to track then headed up onto Fan Nedd. Headed back to the track before heading up onto Yr Allt then onto Fan Bwlch Chwyth before heading back to the start
Weather - Started off with low cloud over the peaks with rain and poor visibility. After summiting Fan Fraith cloud lifted leaving good visibility. Wind decreased during the walk from moderate wind to no wind during the walk.
Learning Points - Route plan and pre walk organisation. Map reading, compass bearings, leg timing, 5Ds, pacing & poor visibility navigation. Poor visibility up to Fan Gyhirych and Fan Fraith used compass to take bearings. Practiced pacing back to path using 61 per 100m, calculated 500m distance, we were less than 10m from the path at 500m pace count. Also pace counted up to Fan Bwlch Chwyth, calculated 650m from wall corner to the summit, using 62 per 100m, pace counted 600m and 27 paces. Checked and took bearing off Fan Bwlch Chwyth back to the start, no visible path so used bearing until corner of forestry could be seen.
Group - 2, Maria and myself

Area : Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park

Bannau Brycheiniog (the Brecon Beacons) is a mountain range in South Wales. In a narrow sense, the name refers to the range of Old Red Sandstone peaks popular with walkers which lie to the south of Brecon. Sometimes referred to as "the central Beacons" they include South Wales' highest mountain, Pen y Fan. The range forms the central section of the Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog), a designation which also encompasses ranges both to the east and the west of "the central Beacons". This much wider area is also commonly referred to as "the Brecon Beacons".

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Distance : 17.72 km Ascent : 777 m Descent : -774 m