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by mac.hawk
30 Sep 2013, 22:54
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Second Challenge and it still hurts!
Replies: 5
Views: 4931

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: 6187

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: 6187

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: 6187

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: 4733

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......
by mac.hawk
18 Aug 2013, 20:23
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 12251

Re: Doing it together?

Thanks Henry The problem with adding pictures (and I have plenty) to the guide is that it massively increases the file size when emailed, the website administrator is currently working on uploading 'The Guide' onto the 3Peaks website and maybe we can upload pictures onto this version. I'm committed ...
by mac.hawk
17 Aug 2013, 22:37
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 12251

Re: Doing it together?

Congratulations to both you and your son for completing 'the challenge' within the time scale. I'm sure it's an experience you'll both never forget. From your description of where you went astray would I be correct in thinking you mean Old Ing after having traversed 'The Bog' and heading for the Hig...
by mac.hawk
10 Aug 2013, 21:29
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: More paviing on Whernside!
Replies: 3
Views: 4408

More paviing on Whernside!

Having traversed the summit plateau of Whernside today (not on a 3 Peaker I hasten to add) it's clear that the path from a little west of Cable Rake to Cable Rake Top is going to be flagged soon. All the stone flags are laying in wait adjacent the footpath. Unfortunately another inevitable necessity...
by mac.hawk
29 Jul 2013, 23:06
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: The August version of 'The Guide'
Replies: 2
Views: 4733

The August version of 'The Guide'

The August version of 'The Guide' is now available. I have set out below what's on offer from August 1st 2013 - from which date you need to specifically request which guide you need. The guides A2, A3 & B2 have timelines that are based on a 12 hour traverse of the route, the rest are ancillary files...
by mac.hawk
28 Jul 2013, 20:57
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 12251

Re: Doing it together?

Available fluid 'top up' spots are covered in 'The Guide' but for the benefit of casual browsers............... The cafe in Horton should open at 8am. At Ribblehead the burger van (weekends only, no idea of the opening times but if you start from Horton it will invariably be there from late spring t...