The Welsh 50 Peak Challenge travel blog

A false 10. Found proper one later

Heidi's getting revenge

Seven (forgot my numbers!)

A rainy blob

Number 1, forty nine to go...

Number 10!


After a much better night's sleep I leapt out of bed today, keen to suss out how bad my bruised leg was and to get ahead of Heidi (never!)

We drove north so that we could approach the remaining two hills from this section of the Brecons from a northerly direction, along a ridge, not popular at all (route). We had to do a bit of fancy squeezing of our cars into a space for 1 1/2 cars (that's why I haven't got a brand new shining car, now I remember!) and headed off, onwards and upwards.

It was a great route as other than a few steep pulls, pretty gradual incline really and then along a ridge. We soon could see that Pen y fan and Corn du were covered in cloud so we were sooo pleased we'd conquered them yesterday. Brill. At the top of Fan y big (719m) we met our first people of the day and there was actually no mad blustery wind.

It was a ridge walk away from that peak and round a ridge (to Waun Rydd, less spectacular but higher at 769m) and that was 'job done' for the day. We headed back down (with the accompanying rain) to field and forest level and I was pleased to say, in my trail shoes with no ankle suppor,) with no injuries and feet were still dry (thanks to Jo's Christmas present of waterproof socks). The circuit completed 10 miles and other than a near heart attack when I dropped my again detached car alarm in the mud (Heidi found it under the car), a successful and easy day.

I've now arrived at my hotel for the night, ooo eee, and the very nice (quickly chatted up) receptionist man, has allowed me in the office to update this before I disapear into the hotel pool and jacuzzi, I've got it right this time.

Tomorrow, Pen Cerrig Cich and Pen Allimawr.

Mountains 2

Cumulative 10

Distance 10.9 miles

Vertical climb 609metres (easy day)



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