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At last some snow!!

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As the A465 gave way to the icy back roads heading towards Pontsticill a glimmer of white caught my eye and the peaks of Pen-y-fan and Corn Du came into sight - covered in snow!!

Earlier that day (7:30am on Saturday 28th January 2012 to be exact) we headed off from Romsey towards the Brecon Beacons, our plan being the circular walk from the Neuadd Reservoir via the summit of Cribyn (795m), Pen-y-Fan (886m) and Corn Du (873m) and then a wild camp somewhere back near the reservoir - the prospect of a night in sub-zero temperatures and maybe a chance of snow had kept me going all week but unfortunately eagerness to get there had lead to a few slip up's on the packing and planning front that we'd later discover!

10:30am - we headed down the last, very icy, road towards the reservoirs and the car park that would be the start point for our walk.  It was here that the Sat Nav started to falter and we decided to pull over and get the map out - as always I'd packed an OS Explorer map…