THREE PEAKS CHARITY CHALLENGE - PRESENTATION OF CHEQUE
by susanmyatt » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:08 pm
Hewitts included on this walk: Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside
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Hello everyone from a tired Sue this weekend was the time for our charity walk, D-Day the 6th June, proceeds were for the Donna Louise Trust which looks after children with terminal illnesses. We gathered on Friday night at "Base Camp" and already knew it was going to be wintery conditions for the upcoming trek. Excitement and the over zealous fellow campers meant a sleepless night, at least until Alan "woke" us at 4.00am We kitted up and had our breakfast prepared for us by the best chef ever, Chilli. It was 5.20am when we set off in appalling weather for our marathon
We were camped not far from Pen-y-ghent and this was our first view of the summit.
The conditions were still bad as we conquered the hail to summit Pen-y-ghent at 6.50am.
The whole area was sodden and it was like a winters day.
It was 10.05 am as we reached the first rendezvous point, a chance to top up drinks or change clothes etc, sadly too wet to sit down so we were not long in moving on.
Although it was bad we couldn't miss a photo opportunity with the Viaduct.
On the right of the next photo was our zig-zag route onto the middle ridge which took us towards Whernside.
It was a little clearer as we could see where we had come from, Pen-y-ghent.
We reached our second summit at 12.10pm, Whernside.
We had been joined for this section by Commander Conroy's daughter, Tracy, and grandaughter, Alice.
It was clearing a little and we could see our next objective, Ingleborough.
I was struggling a bit now as we reached Ingleborough, but quite a few were having their own little battles, bites, blisters, muscle aches etc. Still,this was our third summit at 3.42pm and nothing was going to stop us now
The last leg can only be described as tortuous but we rolled into camp just outside the 12 hours but time didn't matter, we had all done the 24 miles, even those who were stopping after two tops carried on. Alan was proud of us all and even though I was shattered we celebrated in true style. The whole weekend was fantastically organised by Alan and it went like clockwork, he had managed to get all group 2 to the end, group 1 had been quicker led by Seth but it was a group weekend and everyone really enjoyed it despite the weather.
Finally is the Sunday morning team photo, sadly missing as she took it is Liz, Seth's wife who was excellent as a back-up member and along with Chilli kept us going...The gang is as follows.........Back Row.....Nick, Dave, Marcus,Paul, Lisa, Chris.............Middle Row...Bridie, Jayne, Jo, Sue, Harold, Melody............Front Row...Me, Seth, Chilli (Alan), Alan.........
It was a fantastic weekend and a big achievement, I hope we have raised lots for the Donna Louise Trust and will let you know, everyone played a part, thanks to all the others for their help and especially we would all like to thank Alan, YOU PULLED US THROUGH
ps The map can be centered to see all the route
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by susanmyatt » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:15 am
- Group 2 at rendezvous point
- Group 2 after climbing Whernside at Rendezvous 2
- Group 1 arrive back at camp
- Group 2 arrive at camp
- With Paul and Seth on arrival, look better than I felt
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by mountain tortoise » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:28 pm
That ones beyond me I would still be out there, just too slow! Where oh where has summer gone that day when you where on Snowdon and I was on Moel Siabod seems but I distance memory!!!
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