The team had to work in blizzard conditions to rescue two walkers.
Visitors to the Brecon Beacons will be able to make use of cars powered by electricity generated by the sun, rain and wind.
A short film showcasing the park after dark is hoped to help the area win accreditation as Wales' first International Dark Skies Reserve.
Brecon Beacons National Park has been given a special 'Dark Sky Reserve' status which recognises the quality of the stargazing in the area.
This time-lapse video shows some of the spectacular night skies that can be seen in the area.
Brecon Beacons National Park has been granted 'Dark Sky Reserve' status, which grants it special protection for stargazing in the area.
In order to achieve the special status, local astronomers conducted a survey assessing levels of light pollution in the area, and sent information to residents living in the area to help them understand simple ways they could reduce light pollution.
Local communities supported the bid, with residents in Talybont-on-Usk holding their own Star Party and organising a community light switch off.
There are only four other areas in the world that hold 'Dark Sky Reserve' status:
- Mont Megantic – Quebec, Canada
- Exmoor National Park – Devon and Somerset Counties, England
- Aoraki Mackenzie – New Zealand
- NambiRand Nature Reserve – Namibia
– Bob Parks, The International Dark-Sky Association’s Executive Director
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Brecon Beacons in 2011, as they were preparing their International Dark Sky Reserve application. I was impressed by their dedication to preserving the night sky in this wonderful natural setting. It is a wonderful addition to the International Dark Sky Reserve programme.
The Brecon Beacons National Park has become the fifth location in the world - and the first in Wales - to be granted International Dark Sky Reserve status, which protects the quality of star-gazing in the area.
It follows an application from the Brecon Beacons Park Society and the National Park Authority
The status officially recognises the nocturnal environment in the area - with low levels of light pollution.
Information leaflets and letters were distributed to residents living in the area to help them understand the measures they could take to keep the skies dark, such as tilting outdoor security lights downwards instead of up.
The area joins four other certified Dark Sky Reserves throughout the world - Mont Mégantic, Quebec, Canada; the Exmoor National Park in south-west England; Aoraki Mackenzie, New Zealand and the NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia.
An inquest has opened following the death of a soldier in the Brecon Beacons.
Captain Robert Carnegie, from Dublin, was found near Storey Arms on Saturday 26th January.
Dyfed Powys Police have confirmed he died at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr several hours after being found on Corn Du.
The inquest has now been adjourned to a later date.
Tributes have been paid tonight to a soldier who died on the Brecon Beacons at the weekend.
Captain Rob Caregie died in what has been described as 'an incident'. His family have been informed.
The Army say it would be inappropriate to comment any further.
A soldier who is believed to have been on a training exercise has been found dead in the Brecon Beacons.
It's thought he was based at SAS headquarters in Hereford.
An army and police investigation is underway
Hospitality businesses across the Brecon Beacons are meeting in Brecon today to work out how to market the area, reports Jane Solomons
The 'Tourism in Action' conference will look at how other parts of the UK sell themselves as tourist destination.
It's estimated that tourism brings in £205m to the local area every year.