The Yorkshire
3 Peaks Challenge

This was my 6th and "definitely" last time doing this very hard challenge. Today I was with Tony Entwistle and his two sons, Joe and Sam. Tony, like me has done this walk a few times and was keen to show his lads just how hard it is. He wasn't disappointed,  They found it as tough as us. The walk is 24 miles (38 km) over three mountains, Pen y Ghent at 694 metres, Whernside, the highest at 736 metres and Ingleborough at 723 metres.

The walk starts in Horton in Ribblesdale before climbing Pen-y-ghent. A 10 mile walk to Ribblehead Follows before the extremely tough and long ascent of Whernside. A sharp decent and almost immediately the ascent of Inglbourough starts. From the summit a further 6 mile slog takes us back to Horton in Ribblesdale


The epic begins, on the car park at Horton in Ribblesdale

Long Long earlymorning shadows on the way to Pen y Ghent


Pen y ghent draws near and we are climbing up the right hand edge


Tony and Joe on the summit. The mist is clinging to the River Ribble in the valley below


Summit 1 completed and all still looking fresh


Looking back to Pen y Ghent on the walk to Ribblehead


Still looking fit and healthy !!


Looking across to Ingleborough


Bridge over the fledgling River Ribble

 
First blister of the day. Joe wins


Ribblehead viaduct with Whernside behind.


The lonely signal house by the railway with Ingleborough beyond.


Ingleborough as we climb Whernside


Force Gill waterfall


A brief rest on a stile


The path to the summit ridge


Hangliding over The Dales


Not looking quite so fresh on this summit with 13 miles walked

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