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by mac.hawk
05 May 2013, 19:25
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Using a compass
Replies: 7
Views: 6131

Re: Using a compass

A compass is only any good if you know how to use it and be able to relate it to a position (or projected position) on a map. Personally, whilst I have a compass I have never used it in 20 years of hiking, have never felt the need to use it and in my opinion it's far more important to be able to rea...
by mac.hawk
28 Apr 2013, 21:54
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 15774

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

Just like to point out that the 3 Peaks Fell Race held yesterday (27/04/2013) used the newly surfaced route over Whitber/Sell Gill hills and any 'mush' over 'the bog' has not been caused, enhanced or related to the 2013 race: see http://www.threepeaksrace.org.uk and view the race report. View the ti...
by mac.hawk
07 Apr 2013, 19:18
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 15774

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

Weren't you simply blessed with the weather!!

Looks like you all had a great day and raised a nice amount of money too.

Fabulous.
by mac.hawk
05 Apr 2013, 19:36
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 15774

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

It's a very good forecast for this Saturday but there does seem to be residual ice/compacted snow in places. If you have them pack cleats (ice grippers) for your footware and take a walking pole too if you have one - if you don't have them just be a bit extra wary and don't mind the clock. The ascen...
by mac.hawk
30 Mar 2013, 19:05
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 15774

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

Hi Phil see the comment regarding the current conditions I've made in the '3 Peaks 31st March' from Sophie Hardcastle. I got 3 pairs of cleats off Amazon for just over ten quid and they work a treat. Not a single wobble today, I've probably walked around 80 miles in them, usually on a 10-12 miles hi...
by mac.hawk
30 Mar 2013, 18:34
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 3 PEAKS 31st MARCH
Replies: 4
Views: 5289

Re: 3 PEAKS 31st MARCH

Have just returned from a clomp over Ingleborough (30/03/2013) and if you want to make life easier for yourself cleats (ice grippers) are essential tomorrow and on Bank Holiday Monday. Whilst I came from Clapham and ended up at Ribblehead it was very obvious that over approx 500 metres height the co...
by mac.hawk
28 Mar 2013, 19:55
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 3 PEAKS 31st MARCH
Replies: 4
Views: 5289

Re: 3 PEAKS 31st MARCH

Email me for March edition of 'The Guide'. Includes directions for all the route plus 'jump out points'. It's late in the day but I'd suggest you get everyone to have a pair of cleats (also known as ice grippers) for their footwear. Your main problem will be the compacted snow/ice, particularly on t...
by mac.hawk
27 Mar 2013, 19:48
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Any tips for 4 Beginners?
Replies: 3
Views: 5343

Re: Any tips for 4 Beginners?

The latest edition of 'The Guide' will answer most of your questions but briefly... Ascending all three summits prior to attempting 'The Challenge' is a really good idea, whether you take the '3 Peaks' route up/down them or not it'll give you a good idea of what to expect. You don't need to be mega-...
by mac.hawk
21 Mar 2013, 19:49
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: desperate for some local advice about this weekend 23 March
Replies: 2
Views: 3287

Re: desperate for some local advice about this weekend 23 Ma

Personally, given your projected 5 hour drive to/from the area, I'd give it a miss. Friday's forecast is for heavy snow at times with sub zero temperatures with a severe wind chill making it feel like -10 and 50 mph gusts of wind in places. Saturdays forecast is for less snow but the same sort of wi...
by mac.hawk
12 Mar 2013, 22:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pen-y-ghent cafe closed today (Monday)
Replies: 1
Views: 3094

Re: Pen-y-ghent cafe closed today (Monday)

I went through Horton yesterday, Monday - 11/03/2013 and the cafe was shut too. Went through on Friday 28th Feb 2014 at 4pm and it was also closed. Not right good when you promote yourself as a 'logging' service and also a Tourist Information point! The Horton in Ribblesdale website has a link to th...