Pen Y Fan


Looking up at our route

 
 Me starting one of the tricky rock steps

 
Looking down on Will

 

 
This is some seriously strong grass

Following 10 days of enforced rest (sickness and Christmas) I was out today for my first route of the winter season which unbelievably was on Pen Y Fan.

Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons does not come into condition that often and I had an amazing day taking Will up Central Gully III on the North East Face of South Wales' highest summit. This was a true Alpine Day with blue skys and suitably cold temperatures keeping evything nicely frozen.

Central Gully is a true mixed route and we climbed on snow, ice, frozen turf, frozen scree and the odd bit of rock. This has put me on the mood for my Scottish Winter Season which starts next week. Hint for anyone palnning on doing it. It won't be there long and Warthogs and Bulldogs are very useful. What a way to start the New Year.

Happy New Year to you all.

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