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by hennypenny
18 Aug 2013, 09:25
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: The August version of 'The Guide'
Replies: 2
Views: 4068

Re: The August version of 'The Guide'

Having completed the challenge using this FREE guide and one I bought from Amazon, I have concluded this is the best guide!
by hennypenny
18 Aug 2013, 09:23
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 10544

Re: Doing it together?

Thanks Martin. Yes, I meant Old Ing (not Inn). I'm sure I passed Nether Lodge, but never saw Lodge Hall. My problem is not sticking to one guide. Just before you sent me your guide, I bought Paul Shorrock's Guide from Amazon. Having studied both guides, I have concluded yours is better. Have you tho...
by hennypenny
17 Aug 2013, 20:31
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 10544

Re: Doing it together?

My son and I finally completed the 3 peaks challenge yesterday (16.8.13) in 11 hours 44 mins. It was far more difficult than I thought and my poor son developed blisters on the long walk to Whernside. I used up all 5 plasters on him. I guess his new boots weren't quite worn in. I am so proud of him ...
by hennypenny
17 Aug 2013, 20:04
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: More paviing on Whernside!
Replies: 3
Views: 3525

Re: More paviing on Whernside!

How did they get those heavy slabs up there? I assume perhaps they dropped them from a helicopter? I took some pictures. It's a shame we can't post pictures on this forum.
by hennypenny
28 Jul 2013, 09:08
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 10544

Re: Doing it together?

We've decided to do the sensible thing and tackle one of the peaks first to see how we cope, before doing all 3 in the following days. Any suggestion which one to do? I thought maybe Wernside. We can park (free?) along the road by the aqueduct and then spend the day climbing to the summit and findin...
by hennypenny
25 Jul 2013, 21:47
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 10544

Re: Doing it together?

Thanks for sending me your guide. It looks like we should do the challenge at the weekends rather than the weekday, if we can't get someone else to join us for company. The only problem with the weekend is the accommodation at the Crown is fully booked for the weekends.
by hennypenny
25 Jul 2013, 21:42
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Walking boots
Replies: 4
Views: 4922

Re: Walking boots

Both boots are just over 1.1 kg. He's been wearing them everywhere, but says they're already very comfortable.
by hennypenny
25 Jul 2013, 12:15
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 10544

Doing it together?

My 13 year old son and I will be doing the 3 peaks for the very first time in 3 weeks time. We are both healthy, but I wouldn't say very fit, although we would like to do it within 12 hours. We can do it any time from the 12 August until 23 August. We will choose a day when the forecast is fine and ...
by hennypenny
25 Jul 2013, 12:02
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Walking boots
Replies: 4
Views: 4922

Walking boots

I'm looking for a pair of walking boots for my 13 year old son. We've going to do the 3 peaks when the weather is fine, so having water proof boots are not essential. I've just bought him the HiTec Sierra Trek WP (leather) and even though it is supposed to be light weight, both boots weigh over 1.1 ...
by hennypenny
19 Jul 2013, 15:51
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Best up to date guide
Replies: 1
Views: 2897

Best up to date guide

I'll be doing the 3 peaks for the first time with my 13 yr old son in August. We have never done any walking before, but consider ourselves to be reasonably fit, so we should be able to get round within the 12 hour mark, if we don't take the wrong turn. I have studied the route online and have a rou...