Posted by James Saunders on March 2nd, 2008
I’m sorry it has been a while since a last wrote in my blog, it isn’t that I have been on strike along with the american show writers, who have protesting for more pay, it is simply because I have been rather busy over the last couple of months. I am now relaxing in a Youth Hostel in Wales in the middle of a weekend lads hike around the Brecon Beacons with Craig. Yesterday we went on a 10 mile hike around a horse-shoe shaped ridge and up and down three mountains, Fan-y-Bîg (719m), Cribyn (795m), and Pen-y-Fan (886m), none of which had a trigpoint!
A couple of weeks later… It had been a while since I have set my feet upon a decent size mountain but I need to get back into the game as I am going to once again be doing the 3 Peaks Chanllenge this summer with work. The lack of any recent mountain action really did make itself apparent on the trip as I huffed and puffed up the last mountain. The weather started off really nice and sunny but as the clouds closed in and the wind picked up at the top it started to feel uncomfortable due to low visibility. I must admit for a brief moment I was not enjoying myself up there, but as soon as we were down it all felt good again and I really enjoyed it, and we even got a Trig Points towards the end.
Due to a low yield of Trigs the previous day Craig and I pinpointed a couple of them on the map and drove to the base of some smaller hills, still of reasonable height to warrant a bit of physical excertion. All muddy and proud of our acchievements we drove back home.
“He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below; He saw everything as far as you can see; And they say that he got crazy” –John Denver