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by mac.hawk
26 Oct 2013, 23:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bananas!
Replies: 2
Views: 4420

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: 8244

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: 5177

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: 6922

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: 6922

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: 6922

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: 4860

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: 12674

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: 12674

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: 4569

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...