Climbed all 3 of the big ones at least once possibly twice between 1970-1972.
Nice easy hike from A470, but this is the wettest I have ever been on any mountain in such a short period of time. Driving rain with gale force winds at the top. Will give it another go on a better day.
Love to hear from anyone who was regularly in this part of the BB during the 90s.
I spent a lot of time in the area training and have fond memories, can't even remember how many times I ran up and down those hills:)
Glad to see they're still bringing joy!
Sunny day, good time to climb up.
Don't take this mountain for granted. I actually had to abandon my first attempt in February 2011 because I was literally on my hands & knees. I tried again on the last day of 2011 & just about succeeded. The weather was pretty bad once again, but I managed to get to the summit via the goats track, which had great views as long as the weather permits. Beware of loose rocks & slippery mud on the final approach to the summit.
Nice walk with restricted visibility, fog and rain all the time. November 2009
We started from A470 car park. I remember it being quite cloudy and very very windy. Quite a few people up there
My first time in the Brecon Beacons. A nice horseshoe walk from the car park at Cwm Gwdi to the North.Via Cribin and Corn Ddu.
A good testing route 10.8 miles for the first time!
Also I found disturbing in the car park woodland are all the crosses for Para's and SAS people etc!
With my wife Rita, we got to the summit of Pen Y Fan and watched a parapenter holding station in the air above the ridge before we walked on to the other two tops.
A fine day for my 5th time up on the Brecon Beacons.
Start from A470 car park 10.30am
Clear and sunny but gusts of about 45mph out on the tops.
Covered. Corn Du - Pen Y Fan - Cribyn - Fan Y Big. Then down south in the valley to the Neuadd Reservoir. After a nice snack break at the dam we then head back up on to the west ridge.
Return via. Twyn Mwyalchod Trig Point - Graig Fan Ddu - Craig Gwaun Taf and Bwlch Duwynt.
Back to A470 car park at 18.00pm
Complete route done in 7.5hours including stopping breaks.
I have only ventured to this part of Wales to climb once, and did all four, must do something about it though. I remember caving there too but not too sure where.
...during my time in Cardiff (1990).
Whilst staying with a friend in Abergavenny, I decided to head on up and hike Pen Y Fan. My friend 'politely' declined my 5:00am invitation to join me, so I headed up there on my own.
Can't remember where I started from, but I do know I passed Corn Du on the way to the summit. Despite being overcast, it only rained a little on the way up, and after passing Corn Du, the weather cleared up nicely.
Really great hike. I would recommend it to anyone who is in the area.
This was one of the first mountains my dad took me up as a kid, I've now forgotten how many times I've been up and down this stunning mountain.
I've been up here so many times I'm not sure how many. A cracking little mountain that's empty mid week.
A wonderful clear and cold day among the hills.
...been up it in nice weather. I like the look of the north face for one of those rare Welsh winter routes
Excellent days walking. I´ve done this in clear skies, wind and dense mist (missed the descent ridge and accidently added an extra 6k to the walk- oops).
Pleasent stroll up, bagged Corn Du on the way past and had my lunch on the summit. That route is a little on the short side. I have done it fron Neward reservour before, this was better, had the steep approach of Cribyn on the way. Good day out.