Having tabbed it in from the carpark on Saturday night, we pitched about 2km from the meeting place that the others would be at. Mike pitched his tarp, and Darren sleeping on his so that he could watch the Perseids meteoroids. I was in my Akto, but left the outer door open.
Once the neighbours were away, we broken camp and headed off to find the others.
And I couldn't resist looking back at where we had camped.
Then we saw the local wildlife, not only sheep but ponies, and a bird of prey too.
Alan's silhouette was quite easy to pick out as they walked along the ridgeline.
Alan and Geoff gave us the low-down on the previous night, and that we'd missed Gayle and Mick.
Bannau Sir Gaer
Mike on the ridge.
Ridge without Mike.
We came down from Bannau Sir Gaer, and Darren cut down to the low path, whilst we followed the high track....
to Fan Foel.
Spot the Darren competition.
Our pitch was at the llyn below, and there was a path down the bwlch.
We came down 130m on a decent path.
We arrived at the pitch by Llyn y Fan Fawr by 3pm - a sunny, lazy, enjoyable day for me. Later being joined by Dawn, who had been hiking in the area for a few days, Ali and Lay, and Bob and Rose.
We pitched in the shadow of Fan Hir...
And chatted until it got dark.