OSOC Everest Base Camp Training Day in the Brecon Beacons


The above trip took place on Saturday 2nd April 2016, starting at the Storey Arms in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Participating walkers met at this start and finish point (OS983204) at 9.00 AM for a 9.30 AM start.


The walk is roughly a five mile circuit and is described as moderate with some challenging rough terrain especially on ascent to Pen y Fan. Walkers should prepare for any kind of weather which can change rapidly and unpredictably to a very bad situation including white out.


The route is as follows:


  1.  Start at the Storey Arms (420 m) (OS983204)
  2.  Head north bearing approximately 24 degrees
  3.  Passing to the west of Y Gryn summit (619 m)
  4.  Dropping down approximately 20 m to Saddle (OS992221)
  5.  Bear east following trail to intersection where there is an obelisk (OS000218)
  6.  Steady climb up Craig Cym Llwech
  7.  At approximately OS005214 (intersection) the main path bears south to the intersection with Brecon Way (OS006209).
  8.  Take the middle route bearing approximately 30 degrees. climbing to Corn Du (OS007214  - 873 m)
  9.  Follow the ridge easterly for approximately  0.5 km to the cairn at the summit of Pen Y Fan (886 m)
  10.  From Pen Y Fan head south west on track to Bwlch Duwynt (OS006209)
  11.  Follow Brecon Way South East for approximately 2 km to join the A470 south of the Storey Arms
  12.  Walk along the road heading north west to return to the start point at the Storey Arms


Maps:


OS Outdoor Leisure 12 - Brecon Beacons National Park 1:25000

OS Explorer OL12 - Map of Brecon Beacons National Park (Western Area) 1:25000


Accommodation


Hotels & Inns:


Available in the nearby town of Brecon

 

Hostels:


The Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre LD3 8NL Tel: 01874 623598


This has comfortable bunk-bed accommodation, however this may mean sharing rooms with other people.

There is also a camping area.


Campsites:


Pencilli Castle LD3 7LX Tel: 01874 665451


This is 10-15 miles from the Storey Arms

O/S Map of the Brecon Beacons Brecon Beacons National Park

With thanks to Alexandra Toomey

The Brecon Beacons National Park

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