Tuesday, June 02, 2009

On top of the World (or maybe just South Wales...)

On Saturday morning I got up very early for our drive to the Brecon Beacons. A team of girls from work were walking the St Basil's Challenge - 15 miles up Corn Du and Pen y Fan.
Maria had come equipt with "Emergency Chocolate"
Emergency Chocolate
We started about 8.45am, and the first part was very pleasant.
It was nice and easy to start with
Then the mountains appeared before us, Pen y Fan on the left and Corn Du on the right.
What We've got to climb
The walk to the top produced some spectacular views - we walked all the way along the ridge.
At the bottom... we can see the lake
The last climb was a bit steep
Up to Corn Du
But we all made it in one piece to the top of Pen y Fan - highest point in South Wales.
At the Top!
Despite the lack of pictures, we all made it back down again too with no injuries and no sunburn. 15 miles in 7.5 hours, and it was fun! Bring on the Cotswolds next year!

7 comments:

SewIknit2 said...

Well done to all of you!
Sue xx

tea and cake said...

That's brilliant, well done!

knitternicky said...

Congrats on your successful walk, well done to all of you.
Oh and the wedding stuff isn't getting boring, I for one am happy to be keep being nosy about your arrangments. I hope I can make it to knit night before the event to wish you all the best. xx

Roobeedoo said...

Oh well done! And on such a hot day too!

Flossie said...

Congratulations! I still need to donate some money, is it too late?

Dawn said...

Well done! I don't think I could have reached the top!

Emily said...

Well done!