|Sporting my new Paramo Pasco jacket|
There had been a fresh dumping of snow overnight in fact I wasn't expecting to see much so it was a nice surprise when we arrived at the car park, we headed up past the reservoir and up the always boggy section onto Graig fan Ddu ridge. Due to the thick low cloud visibility was not the best which meant we couldn't enjoy the views from the ridge. We skipped Corn Du and headed straight for Pen y Fan not lingering long in the high winds. We rested for lunch in the relative calm between Pen y Fan and Cribyn, by which time the rain was starting to reduce the amount of snow. We then went up and over Cribyn to pick up the track which took us back down to the reservoir, halfway along this track the slightly parted so I quickly grabbed my phone to snap some photos, the snow was noticeably less than when we set off.
From a new jacket point of view, it was very good, I had just a merino base layer underneath and I wasn't cold nor uncomfortable, I do tend to run hot and sweat quite a bit so I sometimes get cold and uncomfortable. I noticed a vast improvement on comfort when compared to my eVent jacket. First impressions of Paramo are good.
|Time for lunch|