Microadventure – Iceland Trek Training #2 2013

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Andy Trekking up to the summit of Corn Du

After a first successful venture into the Welsh hills a couple of weeks ago it was once again time to hike on up into the Brecon Beacons and test some of my kit, and of course myself, in preparation for my imminent trip to Iceland to trek the Laugavagur Trail.

This time happily though I would not be alone, my microadventure buddy Andy would be joining me having driven up the day before from Cornwall ready to also test himself in the mountains and join me on my mad-cap trip.

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Microadventure – Iceland Trek Training #1 2013

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Wild Camp up in the Talybont Hills

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that it’s not long now until I set off for Iceland to have a crack at The Laugavegur Icelandic Trek.

In preparation for this multi-day trek across the highlands of Iceland I have tasked myself with completing a series of mini treks and microadventures to toughen me up a bit and to help me get used to the routine of multi-day camping and hiking. Continue reading “Microadventure – Iceland Trek Training #1 2013”

Neuadd Horseshoe (Brecon Beacons)

The Route: Neuadd Horseshoe
Distance: 22.00 km (13.6 miles) | Time: 9 hours | Ascent: 1330m (4363ft)
Start:
SO062170 | Map: OL12 | Date: 19th June – 20th June 2010

Neuadd Horseshoe Route Map

Billed as ‘The most essential hike in the Brecon Beacons‘ this route has been calling out to me for ages. Over the past couple of years I had done various elements of the hike, but had never combined all the different elements into one grand all-dayer. The route encompassed all that is so glorious about this part of the Welsh mountains. It would have fantastic scenery, amazing views, plenty of height, some real mountains, beautiful valleys, dense woods and plunging waterfalls, all that was required to make it happen would be a sunny weekend. Continue reading “Neuadd Horseshoe (Brecon Beacons)”