Pen y Fan
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Fellow go4awalkers who have walked up, climbed & bagged Pen y Fan
Tim Buckley walked up Pen y Fan on December 29th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Storey Arms, left hand path via Corn Du [with] Esther [weather] Cold and clear, snow and ice on the ground at high levels - Lost count of the times I've been up Pen y fan, always busy. Great when snow is on the ground and clear skies. Always surprsing to see a couple of ice climbers appear over the lip of the plateau!
Anna Stares climbed Pen y Fan on October 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Neuadd Reservoir [with] Sue [weather] Very misty once we started climbing. No views from the top unfortunately, due to heavy mist. - I slipped fairly early on and acquired a very red backside from the soil, Sue very kindly captured said backside on camera for posterity. My first peak achieved!
Pauline Styles bagged Pen y Fan on October 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] the south [with] Richard, Ruth and Alastair Gabriel, and Sara Lowrie [weather] Pouring Rain All Day - Fording the streams and coming down in a river were challenging, but we all felt we'd achieved a lot, even though we had no view!
Kenneth Mellor hiked Pen y Fan during 2005 [from/via/route] Dunno [with] On my ownsome [weather] V Good
Tracy Lewis summited Pen y Fan on August 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Pont yr Daf [with] Erfyl and Ruby - Did it the same day as Corn du.
Jason Johnston walked up Pen y Fan on June 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Breacon Horse [with] Rebecca Fisher [weather] Sunny - very
Nick Fox climbed Pen y Fan on January 1st, 2010 [from/via/route] youth hostel
Wyn Griffiths bagged Pen y Fan on September 6th, 2011 [weather] DRy, Sunny, & windy
Glenn Radford hiked Pen y Fan on August 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] po100 [with] Christine [weather] Sunny strong wind
John Tippins summited Pen y Fan on September 30th, 2012 [with] just me [weather] thick mist
Keith Bezant walked up Pen y Fan on April 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [with] solo [weather] Very windy with snow from a quarter of the way up - very slippery first part of descent
Iain Jones climbed Pen y Fan on November 12th, 2011 [from/via/route] Cwmgwdi [with] Nick Cockayne & Neil Biddle - 27 December 2011 - walked from The Storey Arms; 01 January 2013 - walked from Cwmgwdi
Andrew Heath bagged Pen y Fan during July, 2011 [with] Karen Wendy gary
Alan Macmillan hiked Pen y Fan on October 11th, 2012 [from/via/route] usual simple routes + whole horseshoe [with] ash and dave [weather] all - done this about a dozen times in '12.
Vince Wetton summited Pen y Fan on September 17th, 2011 [with] Alone [weather] Bright + Sunny
Steve Gilmore walked up Pen y Fan on August 9th, 2012 [with] Steve Taylor [weather] sunny
Stephen Reader climbed Pen y Fan on October 13th, 2012 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [with] Bev and Matthew [weather] Good with poor visibility at the t
Andy Richards bagged Pen y Fan on August 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] from the north at Nant Cym Llwch [with] Becky and our woofers Rover & Guiness [weather] sunny at start, A bit misty near the top, and one heavy shower on the top of Pen-y-fan
Des Middlemass hiked Pen y Fan on August 26th, 2012 [from/via/route] from sports centre, via Corn Du [with] family [weather] sunny
Jacqueline Debbie Tonks summited Pen y Fan during May, 2012 [weather] sunny and warm - good clear views
Simon Neilson-clark walked up Pen y Fan during 2011 [from/via/route] Reservoir circuit with Fan y Big Cribyn etc [with] Mrs H [weather] Overcast but clear - You can see Pen y Fan from away and it is busy. Also much longer on the approach ridge which has great views
James Penkethman climbed Pen y Fan on September 13th, 2010 [from/via/route] From Storey Arms via Corn Du [weather] Rained all day, terrible visibility - Only saw one other person on the mountains!!
Peter Rockell bagged Pen y Fan on May 20th, 2012 [from/via/route] From the Storey Arms Centre, straight up Corn Du, across to Pen-y-Fan and back around the peak of Corn Du to the start. [with] The Three Geeks Mark Osborne and Carl Newell [weather] Thick fog/very low cloud, visibility was down to about 5m in places
Christine Knowles hiked Pen y Fan during March, 2011 [with] Graham, Sheila and Jeff [weather] OK to start, then rain and hail
Bay Wan summited Pen y Fan on April 30th, 2011 [from/via/route] Not sure, east side [with] Cocoa Puppy and Kira dog [weather] Sunny - 1st big hike with Cocoa
Stephen Mcvey walked up Pen y Fan on January 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [weather] rain, fog
David Grant climbed Pen y Fan on May 16th, 1980 [weather] Sunny
Aileen Robinson bagged Pen y Fan during March, 2000 [with] Joy, Paddy, Joe [weather] Sunny, clear - fanatastic
Mark Davidson hiked Pen y Fan on October 21st, 2004 [from/via/route] Lower Neuadd Reservoir [with] Theresa [weather] Rain and Mist!
Kate Havard, Francoise Gamble, Louise Sandwith, David Price, Ian Thomas, Dave Milner, Keith Brockwell, Martin Smith, Richard Penney, Anthony Charlson, Matthew Thomas, Ray O'Hara, Doug Jeffries and Victoria Bates have also all walked, climbed & bagged Pen y Fan.
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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Pen y Fan. . . in no particular order
1. Pen y fan from Cribyn
Photo: Paul Holroyd (29)
2. Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big
Photo: Jane Thomas (2)
3. Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan
Photo: Laura Bimson (1)
4. Pen y Fan summit
Photo: Paul Holroyd (32)
5. Me (70) and Carole (65) on Pen y Fan 2 days after our 45th Wedding Anniversary
Photo: Terry Merrington (1)
6. Cribyn from Pen y Fan
Photo: Tony Taylor (1)
7. Me at the top of Pen Y Fan on a wonderful 'brooding' day
Photo: Malcolm Carson (1)
8. Pen y Fan (far left) and Corn Du with Llyn Cwm Llwch tarn below from near the Tommy Jones Obelisk
Photo: Rob Camm (1)
9. Coming off Pen y Fan the hard way via Nant Crew
Photo: Barry Lugg (13)
10. Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du
Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (31)
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You can walk or hike Pen y Fan with any of these 8 route maps:
Route Summary: - Nant Cwm Llwch, Brecon, Llyn Cwm Llwch, Tommy Jones Obelisk, Craig Cwm Llwch, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, (Penyfan), Craig Cwm Sere, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Fan y Big, Bailea, Afon Cynrig, Pant, Plas-y-gaer, Nant Gwdi, Pont Rhydybetws, Nant Cwm Llwch.