Author: Rhys

When you hear of people setting out to ascend Pen Y Fan, you can almost guarantee that later that day, you’ll see them posting online, standing next to the marker that is placed at the highest point on the mountain. In fact, due to the amount of people that climb Pen Y Fan each year, the plaque has become one of the most photographed locations in Wales. The summit signs have been touched by tens of millions of people over the years, as they pose to take a photo or selfie with it. You may notice that we said summit…

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Being the highest peak in South Wales, it’s no wonder that one of the most common questions we get asked, is how high is Pen Y Fan. The highest point on Pen Y Fan is 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea-level. To mark the highest point on the summit, there is a summit sign that has been placed by The National Trust. People often climb the nearby summit of Corn Du, which is 873 m (2,864 ft) above sea-level. A very close level of height, making it the second highest peak in South Wales.

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The below is a real-time graph of the weather taken from the nearest weather station to Pen Y Fan, provided by the Met Office. As it’s not directly located on Pen Y Fan, the weather on the mountain itself, may differ slightly. Pen Y Fan Weather Clicking on a day/date on the graph above will allow you to get more detailed information. We recommend checking the weather for Pen Y Fan multiple times before setting off on your journey and checking again, before you make your climb. The weather can change faster than people expect, so it’s important to know…

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