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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: 3693

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: 3347

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: 3837

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: 3837

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: 6242

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: 5162

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.
by mac.hawk
06 Jan 2013, 21:59
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP/ ADVISE?
Replies: 8
Views: 9098

Re: CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP/ ADVISE?

The latest version of the guide should give you all the information you should need. 1. You can start from anywhere if you so wish..............it all depends on your timescale and your ability. Most people wishing to complete the challenge in the 12 hour timescale start at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ri...
by mac.hawk
06 Jan 2013, 19:07
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP/ ADVISE?
Replies: 8
Views: 9098

Re: CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP/ ADVISE?

Hi Curtis The problem here is the terminology of 'climb' or 'climbing', something I would associate with mountain climbing where you use hard hats, ropes, crampons, slings etc. If by 'climbing' you simply mean ascending on foot then the answer to your questions are 1. No 2. Yes 3. No The point I'm m...
by mac.hawk
05 Jan 2013, 22:47
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP/ ADVISE?
Replies: 8
Views: 9098

Re: CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP/ ADVISE?

Have you got the correct 3 Peaks site, this is the site of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough) and not the 'National' one (Scarfell, Snowdon & Ben Nevis) and you wouldn't normally expect people to 'climb' them? By 'climb' I am assuming you do not mean 'walk' or 'hike' but...
by mac.hawk
21 Oct 2012, 19:09
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: recording your challenge at the Cafe problem
Replies: 5
Views: 6519

Re: recording your challenge at the Cafe problem

Baring in mind my comment as previously posted, I have to say that whilst I appreciate they have to draw the line somewhere otherwise anyone could just turn up and say they'd done the challenge, this does seem a little harsh. Having an elated but tired child in tears can't be right and surely someth...