Drake MAW 2023

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Some members of Shackleton ESU joined Drake ESU for their annual mountain activity weekend in south Wales for three days in the Brecon Beacons. Having travelled down on Thursday evening, Friday they enjoyed hiking across Bannau Brycheiniog ridge. The cloud was below the summits so visibility bad, but YP navigated well and reached the finish ahead of schedule.

Whilst the young people and mountain leaders were up in the clouds, the support team made use of the area with some cycling along the Brecon canal while others walked in the Dare Valley Country Park.

Friday evening following dinner they enjoyed watching the bronze match of the Rugby world cup.

Saturday morning the group went climbed at Craig y Ddinas, including a speed climbing competition, congratulations to Paul who was fastest. Saturday afternoon the young people spent on a very wet waterfall walk, including exploring behind a waterfall.

Saturday evening following their roast dinner they enjoyed the Rugby world cup final.

Sunday morning following tidying up the bunk house, was planned to be a climb up Pen y Fan, but due to the high wind forecast this was cancelled and a visit to Abergavenny was enjoyed before the journey home.