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Date : 26/03/2016

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Leader / Supervisor

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Heavy Rain - Poor Visibility

Wind : Gale Force Wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Pen y Fan

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Description

Route - Pen Y Fan from Cwmgwdi
Weather - Southerly gale force winds, heavy rain and hill fog over 750m
Learning Points/Skills Practices - Route plan and organisation. Leading novice walker, passing on mountain skills and basic navigation techniques.
Group - 3
Camp style - not applicable
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership - yes
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths - Yes went cross country across to Obelisk to avoid mountain edge and high winds
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 - Changed route due to gale force winds, avoided Corn Du and went around instead, kept away from edges again due to gale force winds and held onto novice walker during the windy areas to provide additional confidence.
The journey is five hours or more - Yes, 5:00
Adverse conditions may be encountered - Yes, gale force winds, heavy rain and low visibility above 750m
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in the day - Yes, Pen Y Fan

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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Time Taken : 04:39:00 Distance : 11.79 km Ascent : 831 m Descent : -868 m Avg Speed : 2.53 kmph Moving Speed : 2.58 kmph