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by mac.hawk
03 Sep 2013, 20:16
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 3 Peaks work teambuilding fun
Replies: 8
Views: 5817

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: 4623

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: 11918

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: 11918

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: 4254

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: 4623

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: 11918

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...
by mac.hawk
26 Jul 2013, 21:24
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Walking boots
Replies: 4
Views: 5861

Re: Walking boots

I've just weighed my boots (my wife looked at me as if I was mad) with the following results. I have 4 pairs. Winter wet (leather): 0.836kg Winter not so wet (leather): 0.733kg Summer wet (fabric): 0.679kg Summer not so wet (fabric): 0.5kg Weights are per single boot. All are adult size 9, all do in...
by mac.hawk
25 Jul 2013, 22:33
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 11918

Re: Doing it together?

Maybe try looking a bit further afield for accommodation or utilise the Leeds - Carlisle rail line and see if there's anything available at one of the intermediate stops.

The timetable is at http://www.northernrail.org/pdfs/timeta ... 0416/7.pdf
by mac.hawk
25 Jul 2013, 21:17
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Doing it together?
Replies: 11
Views: 11918

Re: Doing it together?

The previous post noted - I might be able to offer my services part of the way (sadly too old to have a minor to accompany me) the weekend during your dates - email me at the usual address.