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Brecon (3-Day) 88km Long Drag & Wild Camp

  • Sep 12, 2013 · 5:00 PM

Overview:

- PRICE: £225pp (inc £90 deposit)
- DURATION: 3 days / 72 hours
- DISTANCE: 88km
- ACCOMMODATION: WILD CAMP
- ENDURANCE: 7*
- TECHNICALITY: 4*
- FITNESS: 7*

**UPDATED MEETUP POINT:

Car park opposite - Storey Arms Centre, Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NL.


Summary:

By popular demand, Ascent Explorers UK would like to welcome you on a 3-day extended wild hike across the Black Mountains & The Brecon Beacons. This tour has been developed for those looking to physically challenge themselves further and is the perfect multi-day exercise program for those training for major global expeditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements:

Participants are required to be in a good level of fitness and have previous hiking or trekking experiences on mountainous or difficult terrain. As a team, all participants will be required to carry personal kit and share the extra load of shelter, cooking equipment and food for the duration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technicality:

There are no technical requirements except the possibility of hiking through the night, wild camping and travelling for an extended distance on the multi-day tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Route:

Our target route length across The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons totals to an enduring 88km over 3 days. Reaching this target will ultimately depend on the speed and efficiency of the group. If after 36 hours the halfway point isn't reached, the group will make tracks back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation:

Each participant will be issued a bivy bag and share tarpaulins/bashas for shelter. A bivy bag is a gore-tex, waterproof, mummy-bag style layer which you sleep in to protect you from the elements (sleeping bag & mat also required).

All keen on taking part will be required to sleep on the ground without any fixed facilities in a wild camping environment.

 

Food & water:

Expedition rations will be supplied and carried (between the team) for the duration. This will include boil in the bag ration packs, breakfast bars, dried fruit, nuts, etc. Each participant will take it in turns to prepare food for the team.

Those with specific dietary requirements can be catered for, but we must be informed prior to booking.

We recommend that each participant carry 2 x 1L (pre-filled) bottles of water for the duration. Stops will be made en route to replenish our supply, in worst cases using purification tablets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit list:

  • Boots
  • Hat & gloves
  • Light weight trousers
  • Thermal top
  • Fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof bottoms
  • Spare t-shirt, bottoms, socks & underwear (double bagged)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping roll mat
  • Rucksack (pre pack & make sure all kit can be carried)
  • 2 x 1L water bottles (Or equivalent water carrying system)
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Wash kit
  • 3 x black bags (used for keeping essentials dry)
  • Blister kit
  • Sun block

 

Price & deposit:

The price for this weekend and "services included" is £225 per person. A non-refundable deposit of £90 is required to seal your space, leaving an outstanding balance of £135 to be paid by 1st Sept 2013 via paypal or a bank transfer can be arranged. Please contact us for further details.

 

Contact us:

For further details and to discuss a position on this UK tour please contact us via:

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www.facebook.com/ascentmountaineering
www.meetup.com/ascentmountaineering

 

 

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  • Ascent E.

    A massive well done to Sam, Andy & cecilia for completing the Brecon slog and bivi in the forest of rain, was a hard weekend hope you guys take a wealth of experience back with you, hope to see you again soon.

    September 14, 2013

  • Chris J.

    Sadly can't make this one as have the builders here.... hope to catch you guys on another trip soon!

    September 11, 2013

  • Ascent E.

    Hi Samir the payment has seemed to have come through and your place is now reserved see you there buddy

    June 25, 2013

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