Winter is coming.....
"A cloud inversion at sunrise from the summit of Pen y Fal (Sugar Loaf), Black Mountains - Nov 2022"
December 2022 Blog Winter just appeared out of nowhere, didn't it!?! Somehow, after a solid few days of minus temperatures above 500m, I'm still holding onto running in shorts! Albeit with a down jacket, bobble hat and two pairs of gloves... but the shorts are still on. For some reason that feels like an accomplishment. November has been a busy month with lots of training and guiding going on. Here's a little run down of what we've been up to, plus some subscriber discount codes for our 2023 events.
"Our new instructor Dylan, out guiding on the Western Brecon Beacon for our Ultimate Beacons Hiking Challenge - Nov 2022"
Ultimate Beacons Hiking Challenge 2022 After a long hiatus due to Covid regulations, we were finally able to run our Ultimate Beacons Hiking Challenge this year! The guided hike takes participants to the highest summits on the Western, Central and Eastern mountain ranges of the Brecon Beacons National Park and boy did we pick the day for it! We had incredible weather with clear skies for a spectacular sunrise that then remained dry throughout the challenge. We had an absolutely fantastic group with some regular faces, as well as some new ones which made for a memorable day in the mountains. Thank you all for choosing to book with us. It was a pleasure to welcome one of our new instructors Dylan, to the team for this event. Dylan comes to us with decades of experience in the Brecon Beacons as well as exploring across the globe. Hopefully we haven't scared him off! We can't wait for the next event!
"Brett and participant Rexy on the summit of Corn Du on route to Pen y Fan - Nov 2022"
Winter South Wales Traverse Attempt "Originally known as the Brecon Beacons Traverse, this 24-hour challenge involves 72 miles and some 17,000 feet of ascent. It traverses 31 summits in the Carmathen Fan, Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains areas. The mountains selected are from the 2000 foot summit tables compiled by George Bridge in his book - The Mountains of England and Wales" - South Wales Traverse Website: https://sites.google.com/view/swtraverse/?pli=1 So in personal news... after a failed Paddy Buckley attempt back in April (on the blog), and a summer filled with shorter races, this is what I have been training for through Autumn. What else would I possibly be doing? If the weather window presents itself, I will be attempting only the 2nd known winter completion of the South Wales Traverse this December. If the thought of watching my little gps dot traverse a digital map from the comfort of your living room is more appealing than joining me for the traverse, you're in luck! I'll post a link to our social media accounts so you can follow my progress/fling abuse at me digitally.
Have a great December. Nadolig Llawen.
Brett & Bryn x
"Bryn on the summit of Pen Y Fal (Sugar Loaf) for sunrise and cloud inversions .- Nov 2022"