The closest we got to a white Christmas this year were several hail showers which although undeniably wintry could never make up for the real thing. Fortunately a glance northwards revealed the snow topped peaks of the Brecon Beacons so it’s not hard to guess where we ended up on Boxing Day. Pen y Fan was our destination of choice and despite the busy main car park we managed an ascent all to ourselves across fresh, virgin snow. Once again my alternative route proved not only to be deserted but also far more picturesque than the main path which from a distance resembled something akin to a line of ants on the move. Starting in thick cloud it wasn’t long before the twin tops of Pen y Fan and Corn Du revealed themselves under what turned out to be a prolonged sunny spell after another turbulent night. Needless to say photography conditions were almost perfect and what follows are just a few of my favourites from the day, in chronological order.
One of my resolutions for this winter is to do more snow walking and after this fantastic trip my resolve in that regard has only increased. Weather permitting we shall be heading up to the Carmarthen Fan in the new year and I haven’t ruled out a return trip to North Wales. Stay tuned.