19th July 2015
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk is becoming one of my staples. I did it three times during September and October last year in the lead up to my South America trip.
I am in training again.
This was the 10th time I have completed the round but the first where I have started from Ribblehead with its grand viaduct that carries the Settle-Carlisle railway line. Our summer has been pretty non-existent to date. Today was no exception with the tops covered at first and showers whipping through on the cold (and fairly strong) wind. The weather improved throughout the day with the clouds lifting and breaking but only allowed me to strip down to my base layer top on descending the final summit of Whernside – any warmth in the sun being negated by the wind.
I did a pleasing sub-9 hour round, though that is nothing to brag about given the record. Being contrary I did the route in a clockwise direction to get the long trek between Whernside and Pen-y-ghent out of the way early on. As ever, notwithstanding the weather, there were quite a few others undertaking the challenge.
Sorry no photos taken today!