Pen-y-Fan is the highest peak in South Wales and a popular attraction for both casual and accomplished climbers. It is 886 meters above sea-level and is owned by the National Trust.
There is a very well cared for path to the top and although steep, the terrain itself is pretty smooth. Hubby had a few days off and he and I decided to take the kids. We packed some sweets and some sandwiches, wrapped up warm (the weather was showing -5* at the summit) and set off.
Despite the cold there were already a lot of people on the mountain and the kids were keen to set off.
Here’s D with his “ready to climb a mountain”pose 🙂
As we climbed we came across the odd bit of snow at the sides of the path and the kids were very excited.
The views as you climb Pen-y-Fan are breathtaking.
As is the view from the top
D especially found the climb hard going, but in fairness to both of them, they were both determined to reach the top.
The classic “top of Pen-y-Fan” picture.
I was (and still am) so proud of the two of them. It is not an easy climb and with D’s little legs it took us an hour and a half to climb the 2 miles to the top. With the endorphins pumping from the accomplishment both stated that they can’t wait to do it again. You never know maybe we’ll make it a regular thing.