Ascent of Garth Hill on 2015-11-17

Climber: Marcus Lostracco

Date:Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Garth Hill
    Elevation:1007 ft / 306 m

Ascent Trip Report

MDC run from Taff's Well - 12 people. I hadn't run since the last MDC run up Pen y Fan nearly a month ago due to an ensuing knee injury incurred at Cardiff Central station while running to catch a train. I no longer do that. Anyhow - really cool route, midweek in the darkness - we went up to a hilltop overlooking a massive quarry that was quite impressive, then descended back down through Pentyrch, and up "the Garth" ... I had been once before on my county highpointing quest so it was really cool to re-visit it at night. Very muddy and windy - classic Welsh fell running style... this is the real deal! I really enjoyed this run and this peak with a great group.

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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
High winds, light rain, mild temperatures
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Taff's Well to Quarry top through Pentyrch
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Marcus Lostracco
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