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by mac.hawk
30 Mar 2013, 19:05
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 16879

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: 5684

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: 5684

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: 5555

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: 3447

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: 3194

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...
by mac.hawk
06 Feb 2013, 18:36
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: February 2013 version of 'The Guide' now available.
Replies: 3
Views: 3418

Re: February 2013 version of 'The Guide' now available.

Apologies mjp823, I forgot to add my email address in the original text (since rectified). I don't have access to your email address via this website so please email me at mac.hawk@ntlworld.com and I'll gladly send you the guides.

Mac.Hawk
by mac.hawk
04 Feb 2013, 19:58
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: February 2013 version of 'The Guide' now available.
Replies: 3
Views: 3418

February 2013 version of 'The Guide' now available.

Avoiding the waffle of previous versions of the guide - view them to see what's on offer - the February 2013 version includes details of the new Wayposting on the route avoiding the bog and the details as mentioned in the previously posted 'Up-date to the Oct-Jan versions of the guide' These are fre...
by mac.hawk
29 Jan 2013, 20:01
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Novice walkers aiming for 3 peaks this spring
Replies: 4
Views: 5807

Re: Novice walkers aiming for 3 peaks this spring

Richard has contacted me via the 'Guide' posting and I will be sending him copies of the latest version, however his request does raise a particular point that needs addressing. Undertaking the challenge with a minor does need some real consideration (yes, I know a 13 year old nowadays is going on 2...
by mac.hawk
19 Jan 2013, 19:42
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: GPS Way points
Replies: 2
Views: 4917

Re: GPS Way points

The latest revision of the guide (April 2013) includes OS reference points which should be usable to most (all?) GPS users.