Just a quick question, I’m planning a trip up Pen y Fan this Sunday WX Dep and was wondering that if you start from the C-Park on the A470. Approximately how long does it take to get up the Ant Hill trail?
I understand that people’s walking speeds are different and will take this into account.
Furthermore im planning a 23cm FM Activation, I will start by beaming towards the Cheltenham Mafia so hopefully somebody will be about!
Paul G4MD and myself allowed 1 hour 45 minutes and ascended in 1 hour and 17 minutes. Needless to say the descent did not take the 1 hour 25 minutes allowed, but just 47 minutes. Conditions at the time - sun, rain, sleet, snow, hail, strong wind… 5 seasons in a day!
Fan Fawr SW-005 planned for the afternoon was abandoned in favour of Craig y Llyn SW-010 as the weather deteriorated.
Have fun, ignore the Emmets and hope you have success on 23cms.
Thanks for the congrats Matt. The task was boosted by a huge push last winter when I managed 27 summits and scored 179 points. Suddenly I found myself in the 900+ zone and it has just been a case of getting out whenever possible to complete the task. Uniques remain the MO, but that doesn’t mean I will be mopping up every single point summit that’s left. The larger summits are still very attractive.
Enjoy the walk up Pen y Fan. The route is well graded and of a high standard - it has to be to withstand the amount of foot traffic it is subject to. No doubt you’ll pass a few dipsticks wearing trainers and only minimal clothing.
All the best for reaching your personal target. I hope to catch up with you on 23cms one day.
P.S. Enjoy The Begwyns as well - I did. It’s a cracking spot on a warm summer’s evening.