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by mac.hawk
18 Jan 2014, 19:45
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: First time walker of the 3 peaks.
Replies: 3
Views: 3735

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: 4688

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: 3915

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: 3816

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: 6659

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: 4513

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: 5278

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: 5278

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...
by mac.hawk
03 Sep 2013, 20:16
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 3 Peaks work teambuilding fun
Replies: 8
Views: 5278

Re: 3 Peaks work teambuilding fun

Hi Tom The easy bit first. Yes it certainly can be done without a guide using only the map (and compass if you really need one). The route is very obvious 99% of the way if you utilise the new surfaced route that avoids 'The Bog'. Unfortunately the new route has yet to show up on the current OS map ...
by mac.hawk
26 Aug 2013, 20:54
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: The August version of 'The Guide'
Replies: 2
Views: 4409

Re: The August version of 'The Guide'

The following is a direct copy from an email I recently received r.e 'The Guide'... Hi Martin, I'm very pleased to say that your guide was very useful indeed. Thank you. I had a quick read on the evening I received it and it seemed very comprehensive but, as they say, the proof of the pudding etc......