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Wales / Broke my Pen Y Fan duck
« Last post by [Rgmw]largie on Today at 18:28:23 »
As the title says had a cracking walk up Pen Y Fan and back via Storey Arms.
Sadly though the mists were in and visibility was about 60ft which meant we couldn't actually SEE the mountain summit from Corn Du !!!!
Anyhow here's the proof we made it  and i look forward to doing it again on a better day.


Dave
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Long Distance Walks / Re: 3 Yorkshire peaks.
« Last post by MichaelUK on Today at 18:07:19 »
I did it beginning of May, an overcast misty day. Each peak was shrouded in fog, couldn't see a thing. I agree the decent from Whernside is treacherous. Came in just under 9 hours, that was with 2 twenty minute breaks. Legs were shaking when I got to the top of Whernside! Also I didnt care for the scambling, rocks were wet and I dont have a head for heights. It was my 60th birthday challenge to myself.
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Gear / Re: HUBBA NX ?
« Last post by MichaelUK on Today at 18:03:15 »
Just bought the Big Agnes for 174 from Sports Pursuit, the one person version
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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
Photonut....................190 (Seathwaite Fell, Great End, Allen Crags, Glaramara, Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot))
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
Steve & Julie.................54
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.
brillo..........................29
Bhod ............................29 Latest being Steel Knotts, Wether Hill, Loadpott Hill, Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike AKA the Fusedale Round.
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
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
Tom83...........................2
Poppypj.........................1   a long time ago but hopefully bag some more soon
Diamond Backpacker........ 1 (by mistake!)
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Last post by Hillhiker1 on Today at 17:10:42 »
Mam Tor
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Gear / Re: Buying gear from Amazon
« Last post by happyhiker on Today at 16:52:03 »
I inadvertently signed up for Prime too but immediately cancelled without any problem. I have used Amazon since and you just have to be careful working through your order not to sign up for it. It is not difficult but you have to go slow and steady. If you rush, you might miss the opt out. I think Amazon is great. It is so convenient and efficient and the ability to order stuff and get it delivered to another address is great for presents or for stuff my aged father cannot get out to buy directly. However, I think Amazon are damaging their reputation by almost tricking people into signing for Prime. They should make the opt in or out clearer.


Prime is actually incredibly fast on delivery - I used the free trial period once - but you need to be buying a lot of stuff regularly for it to be worthwhile and I suspect few of us buy enough.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Last post by archaeoroutes on Today at 16:46:41 »
Just been reminded about this thread when someone else remembered my Wezzit threads of the same time.

Here's a new one to guess:
Mother Ripped
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Photography / Re: What Are They? and Where Am I?
« Last post by archaeoroutes on Today at 16:45:02 »
Actually there was a very good thread a few years ago that did just this. Whoever got it right went next.. :)


That was one of mine. Here they are...
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=24362.0 - England
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=24363.0 - Wales
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=24365.0 - Overseas
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Difficulty Eating on Long Walks
« Last post by happyhiker on Today at 16:41:22 »
I would definitely try the grazing approach. You will get the walk done more quickly too, if you don't stop for lunch. The important thing is to drink plenty. I find I am less hungry when it is warm, though do usually stop to eat something, usually a sandwich. I usually take an apple too but if it is cold, I loose all interest in fruit.


The fact you feel strange at the end of the walk suggests a low blood sugar level. This could present a risk if you had something difficult to do towards the end. Cereal bars should help as might some chocolate but if you suspect anything serious is wrong, or if this is something which has suddenly started up (as opposed to a problem you have always had), see a doctor!
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Ditching the Car
« Last post by MichaelUK on Today at 16:31:11 »
I'm not a big fan of linear walks due to the reliability and frequency of public transport. Recently had a holiday in Berwick, caravan, well recommend. My wife isn't into walking and graciously allowed me a couple of walks; Berwick to Eyemouth via coastal path, and Berwick to Norham along the Tweed. Both cracking walks, and got the bus back. I was fortunate on the Norham walk, I just caught the bus. If I had missed it I would have had to wait another two hours! So check bus time tables. Iv'e just bought my self a tent with the intention of overnight camps and some long distance treks. I live on the edge of the North Pennines so lots of opportunities. I would like to use my car as a base. Find some remote location, 20 odd mile circular walk back to the car, set the tent up. May even try asking some kindly farmer if they mind camping in one of their fields for a fiver lol
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