12 Nov 2016 Craig Gwaun Taf joins the Elite

Another new mountain in Wales!  Well it's a good excuse to have another day or two in the Brecon Beacons.  It was found by our son Joe from the Lidar data (don't worry if you've never heard of Lidar, but it comprises some highly accurate height data produced by aerial surveys using a laser).

Craig Gwaun Taf, Corn Du and Pen y Fan in the distance

But hang on a minute, we said, it sounds rather familiar.  And looking back through our walks diary there it was - August 24th 1986.  We had walked right over the top and at the time we even thought it was a mountain in its own right; it was only later that the Ordnance Survey demoted it in their "new" metric maps.

Myrddyn Phillips has now been to the summit and confirmed the measurements using his "Trimble".  The result is well within the margin of error of this device and so we have added this "new" summit.

And the good news is that anyone who has done walk 13.1 in Volume 1 of The Mountains of England and Wales has already climbed it - the path goes right over the summit!