16th July 2017
Full Price: £50
15th July 2018
Full Price: £50
Join us for a one-day adventure as we trek Pen-y-Fan in South Wales.
Pen-y-Fan is situated in the Brecon Beacons, where on a clear day you will be treated to some absolutely specular views.
Conquering the 886m tall mountain, will take approximately 2-3 hours of trekking up and down.
With some breath-taking scenery on display throughout the journey, you’ll be left with a great sense of achievement as you summit this mountain.
The Pen-y-Fan trek is also perfect practice if you are taking part in another one of our mountain challenges.
Please note that unlike some of our other challenges, accommodation and transport to Brecon Beacons are not included.
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The meeting point for the challenge is Storey Arms Outdoor Centre, Libanus, Brecon LD3 8NL at 11:00am where a full event brief will be given.
The trek begins at 11:30am and you will take the Pyg track to the summit.
>> Mountain Guides
>> Light Refreshments & Fluids
>> Souvenir Video Footage (FREE)
What's not included:
>> Transport (Before or after the challenge)
>> Accommodation (Before or after the challenge)
>> Personal Insurance
>> Food and Drink
All Challenge Central events require a minimum participation level in order to operate. On very rare occasions if this level is not reached with 3 months to go, we may unfortunately have to cancel the challenge date. Bookings can either be refunded in full or transferred to another Challenge Central event within the next 18 months. Please find our full Terms and Conditions here.
>> Walking Socks
>> Waterproof Socks
>> Walking Boots
>> Base Layers – Shorts, Tights, Upper Body
>> Walking Trousers
>> Walking / Wind Proof Jacket
>> Rain Jacket
>> Fleece or Warm Jumper
>> Hat, Gloves, Balaclava
Luggage / Packing Equipment:
>> Day Back Pack (to take on the mountains)
>> Plastic Bag (for wet clothes)
>> Camelbak / Water Bottle
>> Head Torch & Spare Batteries
>> Mini First Aid Kit, Pain Killers, Blister Plasters and Vaseline
>> Insect Repellent, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses
>> Whistle, Compass
>> Mobile Phone
Hygiene & Health:
>> Toilet Roll
>> Prescribed Medication (if applicable)
Nutrition (suggestions only):
>> Energy Bars, Nuts, Seeds, Dry Fruit
>> Malt Loaf, Banana Cake, Jelly Babies, Trex Bars
Post Mountain Nutrition:
>> Protein Shake
>> Protein / Recovery Bars
>> **Soup, Porridge, Pot Noodles, Quick Sport Meals, Oats So Simple
**We do not supply any food on the trip but do provide hot water which can be used for a whole range of items.
Other Optional Equipment:
>> Walking Poles
>> **Emergency Equipment – Silver Blanket, Survival Bag
**All of our guides will have Emergency Equipment and Maps with them.
We are pleased to provide all trekking participants with a special discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor Ltd which is available to use both in their stores and online through their website. *Terms & Conditions apply.
We strongly recommend anyone who has a medical condition should seek approval from their GP / Consultant before signing up to a challenge. When registering for the event, you are agreeing to be fit and healthy enough to take part.
The Health and safety of all participants and members of staff are paramount to us. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, we may require a letter from a medical professional stating that you are fit enough to undergo the activity. Please refer to 6.6 in our Terms & Conditions.
Physical fitness and walking experience are both very important however the ethos of Challenge Central is to take on a challenge, not to be the quickest. The challenge involves walking for approximately 2-3 hours in one single day so should not be considered very easy however it is possible to achieve with correct preparation. We encourage in the build up to the challenge, participants undertake physical activity 3-4 times per week for at least 3 months.
The best and most relevant training you can do would be to walk up and down mountains or hills. We appreciate that this is not always possible due to location however anything with a gradient will help prepare you for the real thing. If you do not have access to any hills then you can create your own in the gym. Walk up hills on the treadmill, take steps on the climber or go up and down stairs. Any movement that involves stepping up is beneficial.
Failing the first two training options, the next best thing would be to improve the strength of muscles required in the challenge. Performing exercises such as squats, lunges and step ups will help increase the strength of your leg muscles. You can progress by holding weights to increase intensity. We recommend you speak to your gym instructor if you are unsure.
We do not supply food on the trip however we recommend you bring food that is energy dense, light to carry and easy to eat on the mountain.
Of course not, no one will be left behind.
Keeping yourself hydrated is very important, before, during and after the mountain. The amount of water required varies for each individual and very weather dependent. As a rule of thumb however, we recommend a minimum of 1 litre for the event.
All challengers must be over the age of 18 (or 15 if accompanied by an adult taking part who will have full responsibility of the child during the trip).
All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you have already paid your remaining balance when you need to cancel your place, the following policies will apply:
If you cancel within 3 calendar months of the challenge commencing, you will not be entitled to any refund however your remaining balance payment can be transferred to another CC event within 18 months. Your deposit will need to be paid again no later than 3 months before the start of the new challenge event.
If you cancel before 3 months, you will be entitled to a 50% refund of your remaining balance fee or you can transfer the remaining balance amount towards another challenge within 18 months minus the non-refundable/transferrable deposit. The deposit will need to be paid again no later than 3 months before the start of the new challenge event.
If you have someone who would like to take over your challenge place, this is possible subject to them having the correct level of fitness to undertake the challenge. Any monies already paid will be assigned to your replacement booking and they will be required to pay any remaining balance that is due.
Please refer to 9.1 and 9.2 in our Terms & Conditions.
Any lost property can be collected from our HQ in Letchworth, Hertfordshire or we can post the belongings out to you. If posted, please note you will be charged P&P plus a £15 admin fee in advance of the items being delivered. Please refer to 6.5 in our Terms & Conditions.
Yes, Challenge Central have both public and employer liability cover from our Tour Operator insurance. This covers us for the costs of legal fees resulting from claims of negligence against Challenge Central. If you would like to view a copy, please get in contact.
Our insurance does not cover participants personally if Challenge Central is not at fault.