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Avalanche at Dolygaer!

No, not that kind of Avalanche!

We love a good challenge here at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer and in mid-September, Avalanche Endurance Events came to join us for their toughest endurance challenge yet.

The Fan Dance is a challenging 24km race over both sides of Pen Y Fan, the most infamous peak in South Wales. The route has been used by both the Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS) for training and has been designed to exert a huge physical toll on the participants, allowing only those with tremendous physical and mental stamina to make it to the finish line.

We were extremely excited to accommodate over 60 such men and women at Dolygaer who were up for the challenge! Over a three day period the participants took part in a wide range of seminars preparing them for the race. They attended a first aid seminar, a logistics and communication seminar and finally before the race, a bag weigh in station. In between the seminars there was physical training including an all day session on Saturday ready for the main event on Sunday.

The race itself was a huge success and congratulations to all of those that participated and made it through. Special thanks to our staff who turned up at 3am on Sunday morning to cook a hearty breakfast for over 50 participants, a bowl of special porridge and then a traditional cooked breakfast to ensure everyone had plenty of calories to burn!

Check out the Avalanche Endurance Events and for more information on their events, are you tough enough?

If you would like to book an adventure that’s a little less gruelling, why not book into our “Active Life Outdoors” this November? Give us a call on 01685 848309 for more details.

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Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is an activity centre based in the south of the Brecon Beacons, just a 15 minute drive from Merthyr Tydfil. We offer a fantastic range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities


Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer Pontsticill Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UR