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by mac.hawk
29 Mar 2014, 17:55
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Crossing The Bog
Replies: 3
Views: 4202

Re: Crossing The Bog

Yes & Yes.

All adequately waymarked.
by mac.hawk
28 Jan 2014, 20:35
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 2014 - 3 Peaks Events
Replies: 1
Views: 2780

2014 - 3 Peaks Events

The annual 3 Peaks Race takes place on 26th April 2014. The Oxfam Trailtrekker challenge passes through Horton on 31st May so expect the village to be busy. It looks like the route uses the Pennine Way off Fountains Fell to descend into Horton then continues to Cam Fell. Unlikely to affect Horton an...
by mac.hawk
18 Jan 2014, 19:45
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: First time walker of the 3 peaks.
Replies: 3
Views: 3945

Re: First time walker of the 3 peaks.

The following is a section directly lifted from the (current) January 2014 version of 'The Guide' . The challenge is eminently do-able within the 12 hour timescale by most people that are healthy, rather than ‘fit’, and are adequately equipped with the appropriate clothing, equipment, food, fluid, m...
by mac.hawk
11 Jan 2014, 22:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split timings
Replies: 2
Views: 5029

Re: Split timings

Split timings appear in 'The Guide' and are based on a 12 hour timescale (either way from Horton & anti-clockwise from Ribblehead), there's also a 10 hour data sheet guide available for the anti-clockwise route (from Horton or Ribblehead), look in the 3 Peaks Challenge section of this forum for the ...
by mac.hawk
08 Jan 2014, 22:36
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Crossing The Bog
Replies: 3
Views: 4202

Crossing The Bog

Found a rather nice video on Youtube of a group that crossed 'The Bog' in 2010 that will give you an idea of the conditions, starts at about 3.45 mins. It has to be said that they crossed it in good weather and 'The Bog' was reasonably benign - it can be very much wetter/boggier - but it will give y...
by mac.hawk
26 Oct 2013, 23:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bananas!
Replies: 2
Views: 4047

Re: Bananas!

I've posted a comment in the 3 Peaks Challenge section of the Forum r.e. litter (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=185) which has particular reference to banana skins being left on the summits and their biodegradable ability.
by mac.hawk
07 Oct 2013, 19:56
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Litter
Replies: 5
Views: 7100

Litter

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has a policy of not providing litter bins and encourages visitors to take their litter home with them, this includes items that people might think are quickly biodegradable such as banana skins, apple cores, orange peel etc. However, these items take much ...
by mac.hawk
30 Sep 2013, 22:54
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Second Challenge and it still hurts!
Replies: 5
Views: 4776

Re: Second Challenge and it still hurts!

I'd just offer the opinion that it shouldn't just be about the time. Yes I've all but burst a blood vessel to get round in under 8 hours and felt well chuffed with that, but whilst enjoying the sense of achievement that brings (and it certainly won't come again - the under 8 hours that is!) it hasn'...
by mac.hawk
12 Sep 2013, 23:22
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 3 Peaks work teambuilding fun
Replies: 8
Views: 5854

Re: 3 Peaks work teambuilding fun

A quick trawl across the internet reveals that mountain guides are available from approx £30-£99 per person (i.e everyone in the party would need to fork out this). Most guides would appear to take no more than 10 individuals so you'd need multiple guides which will obviously cost!! I very much doub...
by mac.hawk
07 Sep 2013, 21:29
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 3 Peaks work teambuilding fun
Replies: 8
Views: 5854

Re: 3 Peaks work teambuilding fun

Three Peaks invariably gives very good advice and I wouldn't argue with his/her comments here, however, he/she has got the sunset time wrong. On the 19th of October 2013 (Civil) Twilight starts at 07.10 with sunrise at 07.44. Sunset is at 18.03 and (Civil) Twilight ends at 18.37 (all times using BST...