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sussamb

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #45 on: 20:34:04, 11/01/20 »
Number gone wrong on the approach to Hebden, not sure how unless they're retiring  :-\
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harland

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #46 on: 20:40:57, 11/01/20 »
6 now retired and I presume that 310 and 410 have as well as they are approaching quickly, presumably in a car, towards Hebden Bridge. I can't spot anyone else off course.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #47 on: 20:47:47, 11/01/20 »
Forecast for tonight".Very difficult conditions; severe wind chill higher terrain. Any mobility tortuous at times; ferocious gusts to some lower slopes, particularly eastern Pennines. " This weather report mentioned a wind chill factor of minus nine.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #48 on: 20:51:42, 11/01/20 »
If the same tomorrow night could be another year when they're diverted around Pen y Ghent
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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #49 on: 21:02:46, 11/01/20 »
I wonder whats happening at wessenden head? The last two have been stationary there for a few hours and  number 302 and 403, now joined by 407 who turned back from wessenden reservoir! Also two in the mrt race who have deviated from along the flat section after the white house pub, near white holme reservoir.
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harland

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #50 on: 21:08:14, 11/01/20 »
I wonder whats happening at wessenden head? The last two have been stationary there for a few hours and  number 302 and 403, now joined by 407 who turned back from wessenden reservoir! Also two in the mrt race who have deviated from along the flat section after the white house pub, near white holme reservoir.
I guess that they are retiring and waiting for a lift unless they are taking a rest and trying to keep warm and dry.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #51 on: 21:10:06, 11/01/20 »
I wonder whats happening at wessenden head? The last two have been stationary there for a few hours and  number 302 and 403, now joined by 407 who turned back from wessenden reservoir! Also two in the mrt race who have deviated from along the flat section after the white house pub, near white holme reservoir.
Looks like they are waiting to be collected at Wessenden.

 A large group has gathered near the M62 and a couple of trackers have sleep signs showing.They seem to have been there a long time so they must be either retiring or staying with people who have some kind of injury until medical help arrives.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #52 on: 21:12:09, 11/01/20 »
504 and 527 appear to have taken a wrong turn by White Holme Reservoir.
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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #53 on: 21:12:57, 11/01/20 »
504 and 507 appear to have taken a wrong turn by White Holme Reservoir.
A very common error in the dark.It seems to happen every year.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #54 on: 21:15:27, 11/01/20 »
number 507 paul dennis seems to be doing something strange too, got within a few 100m's of wessenden head road point then turned around n went back towards black hill and is now currently of course heading into the wilderness.
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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #55 on: 21:19:30, 11/01/20 »
number 507 paul dennis seems to be doing something strange too, got within a few 100m's of wessenden head road point then turned around n went back towards black hill and is now currently of course heading into the wilderness.
I did think they were trying to get some shelter as that stretch will be very exposed, looks like they might have noticed their error. wonder if they can see the others lights across the reservoir??

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #56 on: 21:22:47, 11/01/20 »
number 507 paul dennis seems to be doing something strange too, got within a few 100m's of wessenden head road point then turned around n went back towards black hill and is now currently of course heading into the wilderness.
Most odd.I did notice him heading back up Black Hill but at that time he was on the path.Could it be confusion caused by hypothermia?

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #57 on: 21:25:27, 11/01/20 »
Pleased to see that 504 and 527 retracing their steps.

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« Reply #58 on: 21:33:18, 11/01/20 »
Most odd.I did notice him heading back up Black Hill but at that time he was on the path.Could it be confusion caused by hypothermia?
You would think along that section towards wessenden head he would see lights(if there is anyone there and they have them on), at first i thought he must have left something behind but then he headed downhill into the rough but was making good progress, wondered if he was headed towards holme as there is a pub and phone there! If hes clever enough to read a map and see that and not delirious then surely he would know the roads close by!!
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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #59 on: 21:37:03, 11/01/20 »
504 and 527 now back on track.