We Watch a Sunset from atop The Skirrid
We climbed The Skirrid, otherwise known as either the Holy Mountain or Ysgryd Fawr (which roughly translates to big shaky).
The Skirrid is approximately 486m (1594.49 feet, or half a mile).
As it was so hot during the day we escaped the house in the evening, when it was much cooler, in the attempt to film the Sunset. And sunset on to of a mountain is something quite spectacular.
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Where Are We Going?
Hello people of the internet!
And welcome to what is it Joey?
Something Vloggy at The Skirrid… Fawr?
Basically, we are finally going to go and climb the mountain that we’ve been threatening to climb for about a year and a half.
We’ve done it once. We didn’t take any cameras then, which was possibly foolish.
The plan is to sit on the top of The Skirrid and watch the sunset.
I like that as a plan.
Anyway, onwards and upwards! Well, that way!
Yes, we are wandering, as you can see, out of the sunlight and into the shade; which is really rather good because it’s 24 degrees today.
It’s got up to 28 so…
Yeah, we have come at the end of the day basically because it’s been hot.
Hot hot hot.
Some of our viewers, there you go there’s the sunlight again, … from sunnier climes will probably be sort of thinking ’24 degrees is that it? That’s nothing! That’s sort of, you know, comfortable.’
And it may well be comfortable for you, but we live in Wales, we’re not used to that sort of temperature.
Comes with a bit of a shock I can tell you.
I’m not gonna talk to you the entire way up this mountain but we’ll stop it various intervals and go ooh, look at the view!
You get lots of views like that, we kind of revolve around The Skirrid with this path a little bit.
So when there are breaks in the trees you do get to see some quite stunning stuff.
We’ve not gone very far, and it’s been a while since we’ve climbed a mountain so… we chose a good one to do it because this one you’ve got the excuse to stop fairly frequently to take in the views.
There’s lots of crisscrossing paths so you can see there’s a track there, that I’m guessing they use when they come up and maintain it.
There’s this path up behind me, now that’s where we’re going.
Difficulty Climbing Hills.
I’ve always been able to walk fairly long distances, but give me an incline and I stumble.
I really struggle with hills for some reason.
Must be my Achilles heel in the walking world, but I can go over hill over dale, as long as I don’t go over the hills I go around them.
Look at how pretty it is!
This is where we’re walking up and that, I would say, is quite pretty.
And if we’re really lucky we’ll get up to the top before the sun actually sets.
We might not, we’re a bit rubbish with our walking.
It’s a bit steep through this bit and she doesn’t know the steep bits very much.
Who can blame her?
It’s all right going up, coming down woohoo oh
Well, yeah like a slalom.
Yeah, that’ll be fun.
Anyway, we shall keep moving!
We are in between inclines! Woohoo!
Woohoo… I think.
And there’s a view, so we have an opportunity to stop.
We’re about to climb up… That. Which, I mean, it probably it doesn’t really look overly steep but believe me it is.
Especially when it’s all gravelly stuff.
So I’m gonna film myself going up it and then when I fall over you’ll be able to go ‘oh he fell over.’
Oh, Jo’s filming me.
This is really cameras from all angles thing.
Now we’re coming up to the mountain goaty bit. …
I don’t mind the mountain goaty bit, because that’s less of an up, and more of a be careful where you put your feet.
Dusty and slippery
What’s near the Top?
This is the final few steps and it takes to get to the top, but to the bit where you can see the sun.
You can see the Brecon Beacons, which is lovely.
We now have that to climb.
It’s the sort of place you feel like you should be able to come to the top of and go …
‘I can see my house from here’
The problem with that is we can’t cuz we don’t live that close to here.
We certainly live close enough to make it worthwhile to pootle out here to catch the views from the top and to sit and watch the Sun go down.
Speaking of which, it’s getting a bit low on the horizon.
So, I’m nearly at the top.
Just stopped to take a stunning shot out over to the Brecons.
I don’t know the view from the tops going to be like, but the view from here is absolutely stunning.
Sunset from the top of a mountain is really quite something to behold.
We should get up to the top just in time to make ourselves comfortable and watch the Sun go down.
This here’s the last ridge up until the top, and we’ll know it’s the top because when we get there there will be a trig point.
We’ve got… probably about ten minutes ’til the sun starts to set.
Which, I know it’s cutting it a bit fine.
It’s a stunning night I mean look at that. It’s pretty good innit.
We reached the trig point!.
And here it is.
That thing there that’s the trig point that tells me I’m at the top.
Here we go, one trig point!
Not that I’m I’m probably pronouncing that in any way shape or form correctly, but again I can only apologise.
Well that’s it; we made it to the top of The Skirrid, we filmed the sunset which you’ve just seen, and that was absolutely lovely and beautiful, and one of those sort of moments that you kinda go- “oh my god I’m here”
But in a way of sort of like oh my god, I’m having to hold a tripod to stop the camera from waving around.
And we didn’t even manage to get any tea.
We’ll be drinking tea probably on the way down, but you won’t see that because it’ll be too dark.
Anyway, we’re gonna head back down again before it really is too dark to see, and we will obviously be seeing you on Friday for the Friday show when and we’ll probably be telling you whether or not we got down from the mountain okay.
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