Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Details

Date : 25/03/2016

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Clear - sunny - good visibility

Wind : Moderate Wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Pen Twyn Mawr Pen y Gadair Fawr Waun Fach

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Description

Route - Waun Fach, Pen Gadair Fawr & Pen Twyn Mawr
Weather - Cold southerly moderate wind, clear skies sunny
Learning Points/Skills Practices - Route plan and organisation. Map memory of route, compass bearing, relocation exercise, estimate distance (50m out), estimated number of contours on Pen Y Gadair Fawr, timing
Group - 2
Camp style - not applicable
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership - yes
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths - Yes no path followed down from Pen Twyn Mawr,
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 - Made sure that everyone was comfortable during the day due to wind chill.
The journey is five hours or more - Yes, 6:19
Adverse conditions may be encountered - Not really only moderate cold southerly winds
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in the day - Yes, Waun Fach, Pen Gadair Fawr & Pen Twyn Mawr

Area : Black Mountains

The Black Mountains (Welsh: Y Mynyddoedd Duon) are a group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the national border into Herefordshire, England. They are the easternmost of the four ranges of hills that comprise the Brecon Beacons National Park, and are frequently confused with the westernmost, which is known as the Black Mountain. To confuse matters further, there is a peak in the Black Mountains called Black Mountain.

Map

Distance : 21.38 km Ascent : 1219 m Descent : -1193 m