After spending yesterday helping Mal move house, Mal, Louisa, Sean and I had a cracking good meal in the pub in Pentyrch. Excellent food, the caramelised goat’s cheese starter was just unbelievable.

So it was a well-fed Aled that left the house when the pager went off about 2100. We had reports of a misper in the Beacons and I headed up to base quickly. Asked to head into the Neuadd valley it rapidly became apparent that there was a massive search underway for this gentleman. Both Brecon team and us were out along with some 6 dog teams. I ended up a leading a party from the Roman Road up and over Cribyn and Pen Y Fan and heading off down the north ridge from Pen Y Fan down to Cwm Gwdi. By the time we were walking down the ridge, 169 had come up from Chivenor to help search and spent a few hours quartering the area. By this time, 5am was rapidly approaching and we called off the search for the evening. As I was heading home the pager went off with news of the search restarting at 0600. I headed off to bed.

When I woke up, I wwa happy to find that the misper had been found safe and well. What a night.

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