The three peaks that you ascend are Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) but there is also a fair amount of flat(ish!) terrain and some long but gentle ascents, which can make for some fast walking if the legs are up to it.
There is a fell race which does this route annually in April and the record time which was set in 1996 is an amazing 2 hours 46 mins! However our focus is to get clients around this challenge in a realistic walking time, with an aim to do it under the 12 hour challenge time. No matter whether it is 10 hours or 13 hours it is an awesome achievement and your legs will know about it the next day!
The tea van at Ribblehead was as ever a welcome sight for a cup of tea, and a few egg and bacon butties were happily consumed, supplementing the rather inadequate packed lunch the hotel had provided!
Although the day had started with some rain, the cloud was off the summits by the time we reached them. Unfortunately, the midges were out in their hoards sending us off the summit rather quicker than we would have liked.
Well done all and thanks for your great company!