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Date : 08/04/2016

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Overcast

Wind : Gentle Breeze

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

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

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Description

Route - Fan Gyhirych, Fan Fraith, Fan Nedd, Yr Allt & Fan Bwlch Chwyth
Weather - Light winds, overcast with good visibility.
Learning Points/Skills Practices - Route plan and organisation. Used 1:50 map for the first peak then packed away and used map memory for the majority of the day. Took bearing of boundary wall to establish exact position and bearing off final peak. Micro navigation to find standing stone, earth work cairn and earth work circle with 4 straight walls. Plan A was to pick up stream and use as a hand rail, stream was indistinct so went to plan B, which was to walk on a bearing of 146 from forestry works entrance to the earth work cairn, carry on the same bearing for the earth work circle with 4 straight walls, then managed to handrail the indistinct stream over to standing stone.
Group - 2
Camp style - not applicable
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership - yes
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths - Majority of the walk was away from marked paths
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 - Providing advice on steep slippery descents
The journey is five hours or more - Yes, 5:57
Adverse conditions may be encountered - not today
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in the day - Yes, - Fan Gyhirych, Fan Fraith, Fan Nedd, Yr Allt & Fan Bwlch Chwyth

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 : 05:56:55 Distance : 18.65 km Ascent : 829 m Descent : -828 m Avg Speed : 3.13 kmph Moving Speed : 3.17 kmph