This hike has been on the cards for a quite a while, certainly since the waterfall ramble that we did back in June of 2014. This was a personal challenge for Marks wife, Sarah who had her heart set on reaching the peak and having her photo taken next to the famous sign. Mark's sister Cindy also tackled the peak as did myself and Nigel.
We started early and journeyed over the bridge to 'Gods country' as Mark aptly calls it. We arrived at the car park around ten to nine and prepared ourselves for the climb. I was quite anxious to get up there again because I wanted to know whether or not my fitness levels had improved since walking more regularly.
The weather was not ideal, there was low laying cloud and no sign of it lifting. I was hoping that it would not get any worse as I know from previous experience that it can get extremely windy up there. We made our way from the car to the start of the path that lead up to Corn Du. From Corn Du we aimed to follow it round to the peak of Pen-Y-fan.
The weather was quite poor so I kept my camera by my side. We trundled on down the far side of Corn Du which lead down into a shallow cut between Pen-Y-Fan and Corn Du. Usually from here the views are magnificent especially to our left and right. It looked like a glacier had past right though here between the high mountains either side.
The struggle was over we could see the flats that marked the top of Pen-Y-Fan. It was time to crack open the bubbly - if we had some. We had our pictures taken at the summit right before a deluge of tourists and other climbers began to fill the area. We made it just in time really because on our way down we past loads of people on their way up including fund raisers and families.