Ingleton Weekend

28th-30th September 2007
Saturday's 10hr 3 Peaks Walk
Vince's photos
View back down Whernside as we're ascending; 07:50;
View back down Whernside
as we're ascending; 07:50;
 
 

 
 
 
 
Ribblehead Viaduct from Whernside as we descend; 08:57
Ribblehead Viaduct from
Whernside as we descend; 08:57
 
 
Approaching Ingleborough; 09:56. Quote from the top, trying to find path in the mist: 'Have you taken a bearing?' 'No.'
Approaching Ingleborough; 09:56
Quote from the top, trying to find
path in the mist: "Have you taken a bearing?" "No."
Descending Ingleborough, on the wrong path it turns out; 11:20
Descending Ingleborough, on the
wrong path it turns out; 11:20
 

 
 
 
Looking down Gaping Gill. 11:26. Confirmation that we're definitely on the wrong route.
Looking down Gaping Gill. 11:26.
Confirmation that we're definitely
on the wrong route.

 
 
 

 
 
14 miles done (about half-way); 12:17
14 miles done (about
half-way); 12:17
   
Ben's photos
Getting ready for the off
Getting ready
for the off
Fraser, Mel and Sue looking surprisingly chipper
Fraser, Mel and Sue
looking surprisingly chipper
Half way up Whernside - before the views disappeared
Half way up Whernside -
before the views disappeared
Whernside - with the mist closing in
Whernside - with
the mist closing in
Whernside trig point
Whernside trig point
 
 
Rich E relying on his walking poles to negotiate a particularly tricky wall
Rich E relying on his walking
poles to negotiate a particularly tricky wall
View of Ribblehead Viaduct from half way down Whernside
View of Ribblehead Viaduct
from half way down Whernside
 
Vince setting the pace down Whernside
Vince setting the pace
down Whernside
 
The path ascending into the mist on Ingleborough
The path ascending into
the mist on Ingleborough
 
After the draining initial scramble, we at least had the reward of expansive views
After the draining initial
scramble, we at least had the
reward of expansive views
Over the top
Over the top
 
 
Not so chipper now, eh!
Not so chipper now, eh!
 
 
Vince was the only one taking the whole thing seriously
Vince was the only one taking
the whole thing seriously
 
 
Vince in front again on our unorthodox route towards Pen-y-Ghent
Vince in front again on our
unorthodox route towards Pen-y-Ghent
 
Gaping Gill
Gaping Gill
 
 
 
With the other three mercilesslythrown into the abyss, Rich and Vince set off to get back onthe correct route
With the other three mercilessly
thrown into the abyss, Rich and
Vince set off to get back on
the correct route
Without the detour, we wouldn't have had views like this
Without the detour, we wouldn't have had views like this
Back on the right route and in sight of our final peak
Back on the right route and in sight of our final peak
Pen-y-ghent viewed from the train station at Horton
Pen-y-ghent viewed from the train station at Horton
I'm sure I said there was to be no sitting down
I'm sure I said there was to be no sitting down
There it is again
There it is again
 
View from the top of Pen-y-Ghent
View from the top of Pen-y-Ghent
 
We ran into old friends at the top
We ran into old friends at the top
 
Mel, Vince and Richard keen not to take another detour
Mel, Vince and Richard keen not to take another detour
So very english
So very english
 
 
He might look impressive but this delivery actually almost bowled him
He might look impressive
but this delivery actually
almost bowled him
...or at least it would have done if the bowler could aim!
...or at least it would have
 done if the bowler could aim!
 
An impressive strike - which unfortunately led to a run-out
An impressive strike - which
 unfortunately led to a run-out
 
The stepping-stones providedweren't up to Vince's high standards so he insisted onplacing his own...
The stepping-stones provided
weren't up to Vince's high
standards so he insisted on
placing his own...
...meanwhile, everyone else walks across...
...meanwhile, everyone else walks across...
 
 
I already had soaking wet feet, so I was kind of hoping he'd fall in
I already had soaking wet feet,
so I was kind of hoping he'd fall in
 
 
The first sight of home - spot the viaduct
The first sight of home - spot the viaduct
 
 
So very close!
So very close!
 
 
Vince, Sue and Fraser completing the final few metres
Vince, Sue and Fraser completing
the final few metres
 
Vince knows the score - the clock doesn't stop until you touch the car!
Vince knows the score - the clock
doesn't stop until you touch the car!
Sue looks relieved - seemingly oblivious to the car-touching rule
Sue looks relieved - seemingly
oblivious to the car-touching rule
 
A well deserved pint (or coffee), served by the grumpiest barman we could find
A well deserved pint (or coffee),
served by the grumpiest barman
we could find
The Weather Forecasting Stone on the pub wall
The Weather Forecasting
Stone on the pub wall
 
   
Saturday's 13hr 3 Peaks Walk (with tea shops! :-)
Boot
Boot
 
It was misty on Whernside...
It was misty on Whernside...
 
... very misty
... very misty
 
Hull Pot Beck
Hull Pot Beck
 
Hull Pot Beck
Hull Pot Beck
 
 
 
 
 
We bumped into the other group...
We bumped into the other group...
 
 
 
 
 
... on top of Pen-y-Ghent
... on top of Pen-y-Ghent
 
 
 
 
 
The leg glance, considered by thepurists the single most elegant of the classical cricket shots. Unless the ball then runs off the side ofa mountain of course
The leg glance, considered by the
purists the single most elegant of
the classical cricket shots. Unless
the ball then runs off the side of
a mountain of course
 
Owzat!
Owzat!
 
     
Misc
Hen invades...
Hen invades...
 
... the bunkhouse
... the bunkhouse
 
Fowl in the carpark
Fowl in the carpark
 
Foghorn Leghorn
Foghorn Leghorn
 
Photos from Vince B, Gary D and Ben A

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