In 1923, George Mallory was asked by a reporter "Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?" and Mallory's response was "Because it's there". There is an overwhelming sense of achievement when you walk over that last crest and realise there is no more mountain to climb. The views from the top are spectacular. Looking out across the tops of other mountains, down through the glacial valleys and possibly out to sea. Head back to work after a long weekend in the mountains with a thirst for more, stories to tell and pictures to flaunt.
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Situated in South Wales, the Brecon Beacons are home to the flat topped mountains of Pen Y Fan and Corn Du, among others. Formed over 186 million years by the deposits of sand under the sea and then shaped, firstly, by the folding of tectonic plates and finally by glaciers 12,000 ears ago, the Brecon Beacon's mountains are characterised by their steep North faces, flat tops and horseshoe like ridges. There are plenty of options to link these beautiful mountains and make a memorable day.
Pen Y Fan was my first ever mountain I climbed, aged 5, with my grandparents! Needless to say, this is THE mountain that got me in to the outdoors and one that holds a special place in my heart. The Brecon Beacons inspired me to pursue a life of mountains and adventure, so join me on a guided walk in the place where it all began for AT THE EDGE MOUNTAINEERING and get inspired yourself to DEVELOP and PROGRESS!
Click HERE to go to the Brecon Beacons tourist information website to learn more about the area.
List of the most popular peaks (Detailed routes COMING SOON!)
Pen Y Fan
Fan Y Big
Lord Hereford's Knob (Twmpa)