Pretty much every time I drive to the Brecon Beacons, I see the “Sleeping Giant” or Cribarth but I have never walked to the top. I decided it was time to rectify that so parked in Craig-y-Nos and started the trek to the summit. The forecast was for 50mph winds, and they weren’t wrong! I had to put my full wet-weather gear on to keep the wind off. I had thermals, fleece lined trousers, micro fleece and fleece coat on too, plus two pairs of gloves – fortunately, I can still easily operate my camera with the gloves on. Walking back from the trig point, I spotted this view. It may not be in the best lighting, but it’s got a lot of promise for the right conditions!
Whilst taking photos in the wind, I experienced something I’ve never seen before – the wind was so strong that it “unzoomed” my zoom lens! After spending a few hours in the rather vicious wind, it was time to leave and go back to the car. On the way down I saw what promised to be a good panorama.
I really enjoyed my time on this mountain and it has an awful lot of potential in the right conditions. I shall be back, but a little less wind next time would be nice!