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Pen Y Fan

Mansel is off on the first part of his training climbs for next year's attempt at a world record in Russia.

When he summits three challenging and beautiful Welsh peaks, he will experience some 'seasonally appropriate' weather.

He has all the gear and an idea! Fuelled by a supply of Intrepid Baboon coffee, this is Mansel's equivalent of a walk in the park.

Pen Y Fan
Pen Y Fan

Pen y Fan
(Welsh: Welsh pronunciation: [pɛn ə van], is the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. At 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea- level.

Cadair Idris
Cadair Idris

Cadair Idris
For grandeur and rugged beauty, few locations equal Cadair Idris, a spectacular chain of peaks in the south of Snowdonia National Park.

Snowden
Snowden

Snowdon
(/ˈsnoʊdən/; Welsh: Yr Wyddfa, pronounced [ər ˈwɨðva]) is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.

Next trip will be Skye Cuillin Ridge in February and then Alps end of March as training continues...

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