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by three peaks
02 Sep 2013, 16:18
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Our challenge is fast approaching
Replies: 1
Views: 2207

Re: Our challenge is fast approaching

If you are walking with a guide that will take care of most of the usual safety warnings. So if I had to pick one piece of advice I would say make sure everyones boots are well broken in. One person getting sore feet can really slow a group down and make the whole experience miserable.
by three peaks
25 Jul 2013, 19:31
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 10453

Re: Doing it together?

Company is always good.

If you don't find anyone the route is well trod at that time of year. Set off as early as you can and there should be plenty of people around for most of the walk. Both of you can carry a phone, torch, whistle etc incase you get lost and separated.
by three peaks
25 Jul 2013, 19:28
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Walking boots
Replies: 4
Views: 4873

Re: Walking boots

Boots are quite heavy, though I've never weighed mine. 1kg each does sound quite heavy. Probably the most important thing is to get them well worn in. Not just tramping round the house, but a few walks of a few miles with a bit of ascent and descent. That breaks the leather in and will tell you if t...
by three peaks
24 Jun 2013, 22:52
Forum: Walking
Topic: Walking the 3 peaks
Replies: 1
Views: 3230

Re: Walking the 3 peaks

Sounds like you are getting prepared in advance - so you should find your way.
Just check the weather and take the appropriate kit with you. Low cloud can disorientate even the best.
by three peaks
11 Jun 2013, 21:46
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Merrel Hiking Shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 2852

Re: Merrel Hiking Shoes

Personally I prefer boots. But plenty of people wear these shoes. They would only be more of a problem in wet weather when your feet might be more likely to get wet.
As long as they are broken in, and you've done a fair few miles in them before you start is the main thing.
by three peaks
28 May 2013, 18:58
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 3 peak challenge 1.june
Replies: 1
Views: 2557

Re: 3 peak challenge 1.june

Bit vague.

Who did you book it with?
by three peaks
05 May 2013, 17:48
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Using a compass
Replies: 7
Views: 6150

Re: Using a compass

Its less of an issue right up to the point you get lost. You may find its a clear day, and you can always see people. But if the weather closes in and you need to find your own way, or a quick way off high ground then its a good idea to at least know the basics. That said, you don't need to be Ray M...
by three peaks
28 Mar 2013, 00:06
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 2503

Re: HELP

1) You can start in Horton, Ribblehead or Chapel-le-Dale. Its circular, so no best place as such.
2) Look for Mac Hawk on this forum.
3) Horton.
4) Take your pick: http://www.3peaks.co.uk/accommodation/
by three peaks
14 Jul 2012, 08:03
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Are the 3 peaks paths open
Replies: 2
Views: 2847

Re: Are the 3 peaks paths open

The paths are neither open nor closed. Its public right of way, but up to individuals to judge if its safe or not. At the moment the weather and visibility is good. Theres been a lot of rain, so the ground is wet. For this reason possibly more people than usual are choosing to start from Ribblehead ...