Mountember - Pen-Y-Fan

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Mountember - Pen-Y-Fan
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Climb the magnificent Pen-Y-Fan in this beginner and intermediate hiking course. Take in the fantastic views when you reach the top and celebrate the fantastic achievement before a gentle descent back to the start. Come to conquer one of Wales' great peaks and raise money towards ARNI.
Beginner Route , Intermediate Route and Hard Route
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Sat, 3 Sept 2022
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Garwnant Visitor Centre, Cwmtaf, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2HU, UK
Start times
Saturday, 3 Sept 2022
Beginner Route :
9:30 am |
Intermediate Route :
9:30 am |
Hard Route:
9:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Mountember - Pen-Y-Fan
Beginner Route
Intermediate Route
Hard Route
Route information
Terrain: Gravel / Paths / Grass / Natural
Elevation: 886m
Course type: Out-and-back
Beginner route
This route is the easiest way up Pen-y-Fan. You will take a more paved route and will have plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic scenery as you climb. Once you reach the peak there will be plenty of fantastic opportunities to take some great photos.
Intermediate route
This route will be slightly harder, you will climb the first peak of Corn Du before descending and climbing Pen-Y-Fan. This route is more gravely with a small section of scrambling involved. After the ascent, you will take the easy way down with the beginners.
Hard route
The hard route starts with the intermediate group but will descend via another route towards Cribym Peak. After this, you will drop down and circle up Pen-Y-Fan, including some scrambling before descending back down via an easier route to the start.
What's included
  • Guided Hike
  • Fantastic views
  • Transport to start location
  • Opportunity to raise money for a great cause
How to get there
Garwnant Visitor Centre, Cwmtaf, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2HU, UK
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There will be transport provided to the start point of the event.
There will be parking available at the pay and display car park at the event location, parking charges apply.
Event day logistics
09:30 Meet up
All must meet at the pay and display at Garwent, Cwmtaf, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2HU.
Fund Raising
All participants are asked to raise £250 towards ARNI - ARNI, a charity that provides rehabilitation resources for stroke survivors.
Do I have to raise money for the Mountember - Pen-Y-Fan?
Yes, all participants are asked to raise £250 per person which will go direct to charity.
Is there parking at the Mountember - Pen-Y-Fan?
Yes, there will be a pay & display car park available to park at, parking charged apply.
How hard is the hard route at the Mountember - Pen-Y-Fan?
The hard route is rather hard and will include very steep slopes as well as some scrambling.
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