sEPTEMBER 28TH: pEN-Y-fAN CHARITY WALK IN SUPPORT OF THE BRYN WALKING JUST GIVING APPEAL TO RAISE FUNDS FOLLOWING THE DEVASTING EARTHQUAKE RECENTLY.
Most of us in the group of 8 had visited Morocco and stayed at the Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains. Following the devastating earthquake, Helen Menhinick of Bryn Walking/Bryn Walking for Women set up a JUST GIVING £1000 appeal fund to help those we know in that area. The fund will be administered by the Kasbah du Toubkal who are the most appropriate people to ensure the money raised goes where it is best needed.
the pen-y-fan walk
Following on from the effects of Hurricane Agnes, we were expecting strong winds of up to 30 miles per hour. We set off at about 10 a.m. up the main path from Pont ar Daf and reached the summit of Pen-y-Fan (886m) before midday. Taking photos wasn't easy as the winds proved to be as forecast so we didn't linger long on the summit.
We walked over to Corn Du (873m) and sheltered just off the western edge of the summit, for an early lunch and hot drinks. It was still windy and the wind chill was felt by all, even Cooper (Helen's dog) who kept warm with a Paramo gilet!
With two summits (Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du) ticked off we descended to the Tommy Jones Memorial and I showed the group the nearby spot where the body of young Tommy Jones had been found back on August 4th 1900, having strayed from the Cwmllwch farmhouse where his family had been staying.
Continuing onwards we reached the third summit of the day, Y Gyrn (619m), before descending to Storey Arms and returning to our cars at Pont ar Daf.
Over £1600 has been raised to date which includes over £100 raised yesterday - many thanks to everyone who has been supportive of this appeal. Special thanks to helen for initiating and supporting this important appeal.
please contact helen menhinick for any further details of this appeal - email@example.com - www.brynwalking.co.uk
tuesday 19th september - elan valley visitor centre: Upland archaeology CPD workshop
PART 1 BY ZOE ARTHURS OF THE CLWYD-POWYS ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRUST: UPLAND ARCHEOLOGY
Following on from retirement, more time will be available for hill and mountain walking on a personal basis with friends.