Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Date : 16/01/2016

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Leader / Supervisor

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Clear - sunny - good visibility

Wind : No wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Corn Du Cribyn Duwynt Pen y Fan

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Route - Brecon Horseshoe starting from Cwmcynwyn.
Weather - Cold clear with good visibility to start, clouded over at 13:00 with areas of whiteout and poor visibility. Snow on ground.
Learning Points/Skills Practices - Route plan and organisation. Map reading (1:25), poor visibility navigation, safety on slippery surface, leg timing, provided information on the mountains, history of Tommy Jones and relocation exercise. Spent time with qualified Summer Mountain Leader (Nick Piper)
Group - 7
Camp style - not applicable
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership - yes
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths - No, marked paths followed throughout, although none could be seen due to the snow!
Experience must be in terrain and weather comparable to that found in UK and Irish hills - Yes Brecon Beacons
Knowledge is increased and skills practised - see above
Attention is paid to safety - provided advice and support on slippery surfaces, wearing of crampons etc.
The journey is five hours or more - yes, 6:40
Adverse conditions may be encountered - yes, snow on ground and poor visibility from Duwynt to Twyn Mwyalchod.
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in the day - Cribyn, Pen Y Fan, Corn Du

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".


Time Taken : 06:40:21 Distance : 16.67 km Ascent : 980 m Descent : -1076 m Avg Speed : 2.65 kmph Moving Speed : 2.68 kmph