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.
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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