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“ I know Snowdon and Pen Y Fan very well, ive visited both their summits so many times, ive lost count“
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Gear / Re: BARGAIN THREAD
« Last post by Strider on Yesterday at 19:46:21 »
Gaynor Sports have Brasher/Berghaus Hillmasters at half price plus other discounts for Black Friday

https://www.gaynors.co.uk/berghaus-m34
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Lake District / Re: Wainwrights climbed list - add yourself to the list :)
« Last post by jontea on Yesterday at 19:21:30 »

COMPLETERS
April ..........................214 x 7
Theo Frum ..................214th on 25.8.96. Including the Outlying Fells: 316th on 4.8.03.
Crib Goch ....................214 twice [even smugger than Mike Knipe]
jimm...........................214                         
Sooz214..................... 214 once, some twice, some loads o' times (so as smug as Mike, but not as smug as Crib Goch)
Mike Knipe ..................214 (smug mode!)
Havenchris ..................214
Brandywell ...................214  more than once but I stopped counting after the first round
Ridge Walker ............ ..214 many more than once. Climbed Napes Needle, Bowfell Butress, Pillar Rock, Broad Stand. Ah Memories
Ramblingpete...............214
Ramblingrob.................214  in just under 2 years
Sharpedgehatter.........214
Jonathan..................... 214
stang..........................214, many of them more than once
Humperlumper...............214.
Sarah Pitht...................214 - final one was Wetherlam. Fab weather. Amazing views.
Dalesman....................214 Completed on Yewbarrow yesterday (23/04/15)
Beefy.........................214 x 2
Rhino........................214 Completed on Castle Crag 12/12/15 in 2 years 1 month and 3 weeks   
- Dave -.....................214 Completed on Blencathra 16/07/2016
craven50....................214
Snoopdawg.................214
Skip .............. 214  (many more than once) Completed on Blencathra (via Sharp Edge) on 09/07/2017. Not in a rush so took five years
Lmac27......214 finished Saturday 14/10/17 on Pillar...First was Cat Bells, its taken approx. 5yrs of joy !


MERE MORTALS
Walkerflyer (David)........194  ......loads of duplicates....and it's taken 23 years so far....well it's a long way from Kent!
Yamyam.................... 194
Suzynick....................190
Norfolkboy..................188
Ridge........................187
Son of Ridge...............174
Bricam2096................169   (+9 around Wasdale)
MarkA........................168
DK.............................165
BOOTHY......................161
Gibbo..........................153
Cogstar........................152
Handsome Jack.............149 Lonscale Fell, Little Man, Skiddaw & Bakestall Friday 3rd June 2016
Oldjohn.......................122
Nigel M........................113
jontea.........................109 Sour Howes, Sallows, Troutbeck Tongue and Baystones
Gwfurn........................108 (Half way!)
Backmarker..................103 (100 passed on Gibson Knott 14 6 17)
Arenig.........................102 (As at 2:11:13)
Pjs100........................100
Domtheone...................98
Nomad.........................86
Mickpb.........................83
DrNytol........................62
Screescaredy.................50
Redeye........................48
PAG1952.....................46
GazzerG .....................43 Not updated it for a while, so another 19 added 
Craghopper..................40
fatgoat.......................39 (Damn, I've lost two!!!)
Trenchfoot.................. 36
sunnydale...................35 (I think!)
C2C10.......................33 (hopefully more to bag this October)
carolina2k9 ................33
1slandmonkey..............31 Moved up a few places after visiting 6 peaks including High Raise and Angletarn Pikes.

Steve & Julie.............30
brillo..........................29
Losehill nick.................27 (7 in two awesome days at the end of the dales way)
Westcoasthiker.............26
Mrs R.........................25 more than we both thought
Hedgetrimmer...............24
Bhod ............................24 Latest being Catbells, Maiden Moor and High Spy.
Silver fox....................22
agentmancuso.............20
Leagn........................19
Oxenhoper...................18 Only Hallin Fell added.  Must get round to doing more now that I've retired.
MoelPysgod................ 16  And here I was thinking I'd be the first person ever to do all of them...
RobStubbs...................15  + 8 from Fairfield horseshoe, May 13
Flowerpot.....................14
Jellybelly.....................  10 i am ahead of you now glyder
Andy Broadley.................9  Just realised Birkhouse Moor counts so up by one
Keithie...........................9
aljones27.......................8  (Must try harder...)
Sprout.......................... 6
Glyders......................... 6    I am so way ahead of you
Peapod21.......................5  Bagged Catbells, Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag this week. Finally moving up.
Snakehips.......................4 Great Gable, Green Gable, Base Brown & Castle Crag
Ant89............................3.5 (not sure as I was not paying that much attention)
UKHiker..........................3  Started again. Latrigg, Skiddaw, Littleman - Sept 2015
Jon71............................3
Poppypj.........................1   a long time ago but hopefully bag some more soon
Diamond Backpacker........ 1 (by mistake!)
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The only advice one can offer, is not to attempt your first ascent of the mountain in darkness.
Nobody should traverse totally new terrain, at the dead of night, even with a head torch, there is every possibility that mist may come down, and obscure the way.
A traverse of Pen Y Fan in daylight hours, is very straightforward in the right weather conditions, but one has the security of daytime to make a hasty retreat if the weather or visibility turns nasty.

Most years, i venture to the summit of Snowdon for New Year, but have turned back several times, simply because the weather further up the mountain proved challenging, and never having had any walking related accidents, i know when to turn around.

I know Snowdon and Pen Y Fan very well, ive visited both their summits so many times, ive lost count, but making an attempt on a mountain that is nearly 3000ft in altitude, having never been to its summit, at the dead of night.

Its not advisable.
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Gear / Re: Camelbak
« Last post by FenPosh on Yesterday at 15:07:49 »
That does look a good one, however I really want a camelbak style one with built in bladder and drinking tube.
edit just seen it doe shave space for one!
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Rest of England / Re: VR - Another invalid walk ;)
« Last post by Dovegirl on Yesterday at 13:28:02 »
Nice to see the Magic Tree flourishing.  It must be because April talks to it     :D
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General Walking Discussion / Re: First Row With a Farmer
« Last post by Peter on Yesterday at 12:45:34 »
A comment from a farmer's wife on a local Fb forum. She was complaining about walkers and them 'relieving themselves'.
She seemed to believe that we all walked along her land and used a particular wall to do no 2's...
She argued it was always happening.
Now, as walkers, we KNOW that a, this is not a common event. b, we do not have communal knowledge about where to go.


It does show her state of mind in actually believing that this was happening.
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Rest of England / Re: VR - Another invalid walk ;)
« Last post by beefy on Yesterday at 12:44:03 »
Can I have a new neck instead?  :'(

I hear there are good bargains from C-Spines-R-Us on Black Friday  :D

When is Black Friday anyway? It has lasted a week already  :-\
Aww  :-*
Black Friday is just another load of bulls-hit
Made up to get ya money, you need to save yours for my Xmas present  :crazy2:


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Rest of England / Re: VR - Another invalid walk ;)
« Last post by April on Yesterday at 11:53:57 »
I'm buying her a Zimmer frame for Xmas  ;D

Can I have a new neck instead?  :'(

I hear there are good bargains from C-Spines-R-Us on Black Friday  :D

When is Black Friday anyway? It has lasted a week already  :-\

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General Walking Discussion / Re: First Row With a Farmer
« Last post by barewirewalker on Yesterday at 10:50:03 »
and don't get me started on keepers.


Keepers often reflect the real attitude of the landowner and the sort of gentry they serve. It is not a good idea to be confrontational or openly fly one's true colours, when standing on the oppositions turf. Having served 5 years on a council LAF I am convinced that the necessary improvements to access to all our countryside will not come willingly from those, who take their historical privileges for granted. Sadly this will chip away at the good image 'The British Farmer' has earned for himself, but this was earned by professional farmers, who were not owners of land.


The NFU was founded in the 1920's by the larger, professional tenant farmer, when landowners were attending Royal Ascot during the hay harvest or the deb season when most of the countries food was being gathered in. Policy backed up by propaganda initially emanated from the CLA, the NFU has stood back from involvement in access issues and sadly many true farmers, producers of food, are taking on the attitudes that come out of the CLA's Grosvenor Square office.
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