Black Mountain Autumn Wild Camp
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Let's meet at 6:15pm in the Taffarn y Garreg pub to order meals at 6:30pm. Then a steep ascent high into the mountains in darkness, to find somewhere discreet to sleep. The next day will have several ups and downs as we summit all the highest mountains in the area; including Fan Brycheieniog 802m, Fan Foel 802m and Bannau Sir Gaer 749m; then finding another sleeping spot. Sunday will be mostly descent. If the weather is extreme we'll have to stay lower down. We'll choose our route based on the weather, we're likely to do about 25km and 1300 metres of ascent.
PLEASE READ ALL SECTIONS, INCLUDING WHAT TO BRING AND FOOD+DRINK
This will give you an idea of the environment https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33506589
You can find out more about Wild Camping in the booklet accessible from here... https://www.outdoorlads.com/my-first-wild-camping-event
You need to have mountain walking experience, good equipment and a high level of fitness to carry your food, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and bivvy bag or small tent for three days.
If you have difficulties with travel or accommodation, please talk to me or add a request at the bottom the event post.
Please contact me with any questions.
Photo Credits: All photos taken by Paul Ridealgh and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.
Dogs are not allowed on this event.
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What to bring
Please review the Outdoorlads kit lists for a general guide, but essential on this walk are previously used good hiking boots, waterproof cagoule and overtrousers, small DISCREET tent or bivvy bag, head torch with adequate battery life and low light output, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, personal hygiene materials, any medication, sun protection, adequate warm clothing, rucksack and enough food and drink and cooking equipment. See the comments about water in food and drink. I suggest that your full rucksack (including water) should weigh less than 16kg and less than ¼ of your weight; if it risks being heavier, then try to share tents or cooking equipment with other members of the group. I will use walking poles, to help me get up and down the fairly steep and long ascents and descents.
Food & drink
Bring enough food to cover your needs for the duration of the event. Once we leave the pub there will be no chance to buy anything until we return.
Each day day we will encounter streams, so it will be possible to top up water from time to time.