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.

BRECON BEACONS

COST: £40

RATIO: 1:6

Situated in South Wales, the Brecon Beacons is home to the flat topped mountains of Pen Y Fan and Corn Du, among others. With their steep north faces and horse shoe characteristics, there are plenty of options to link these beautiful mountains and make a memorable day.

  • Pen Y Fan

  • Corn Du

  • Cribyn

  • Fan Y Big

  • Black Mountain

  • Lord Hereford's Knob

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