On the scrounge... But not for me this time!!!

Gav Peter

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Okay chaps, we all have our crosses to bare... Mine are many but in this instance I have agreed to undertake one of these charitable events that might be the straw that breaks the camels back... Or legs, whatever gives out first ;-)

On Saturday 19th June, whilst many of you will be enjoying the bonfire & banter at Lincomb, I'll just be finishing the descent of Ben Nevis with the prospect of doing the same to Scarfell Pike & Snowdon within the same 24 hours...

The cause is for a local lass (to me) & everything concerned with it is outlined on the website below:

The Three Peakers

Any contributions most warmly received - I'll call you at Lincomb from the top of each peak so you know how we're doing & make sure the hog roast is up to spec this year ;-)

Cheers folks
 

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Hi Chas - thanks for the contribution buddy, thats very kind of you.

Pete is one of my chums; he's the guy who is doing the organising for the event & who has setup the donation website. I think the Annie (the girl in question) lives in his street... There's one of those tenuous connections there somewhere :)

I hope he's changed the website to reflect me as a 'walker' for the event, not as a 'driver' as was originally being considered... Mind you, I think even doing the driving is going to be quite an effort with 3 stinky walker type folk in each car - I'll certainly be 'quite ripe' after the event :lol: :lol:
 
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Gav Peter

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I'll be carrying one of those 'slow' stopwatches Jon ;-)

We did a practice climb of Snowdon as training - one of the guys said "What if we don't do it in 24 hours? What if we fail?" I said '24, 36, 48 hours - if we manage it in any of these, we'll hardly be called failures!!!'

Anyone care to donate a case of Red Bull ;-)
 

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Done my bit, good luck. Don't worry, there's always going to be another Lincomb event ;)
 

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Second stage training...

Hi guys

Quick update - off to attempt Scarfell tomorrow as the second training event for the 3-Peaks Challenge in June.

Training going well tonight - two Coronas & feeling good!!! Off round to Ange & Phil's house later for their pre-house move/leaving party so I think I should be bang on track for Pete picking me up at 08:30 tomorrow... :shock:

Metcheck tells me its gonna be a hot one so better pack a sombrero :) And a 'burro' to get me up the hills ;-)

Any more for any more donations yet BTW - what a shameless plug to bump me post back to the top of the hit parade ;-)

Keep an eye on the local NW news tommorrow, just in case there's a spectacular rescue in progress - I've always fancied a go in one of them big yella whirlygigs ;-)

Cheers all
Gav
 

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I survived... Just... :D

That was harder than I remember it being - we managed to get up & down in under the 5 hours allowed for it on the plan but we've got Ben Nevis to do before it next time... :shock: My 4 litres of vimto ran out on the last few hundred yards back to the pub... Erm car!!! :cool:

Oh my poor legs today :x
 

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Gavlad said:
I survived... Just... :D

That was harder than I remember it being - we managed to get up & down in under the 5 hours allowed for it on the plan but we've got Ben Nevis to do before it next time... :shock: My 4 litres of vimto ran out on the last few hundred yards back to the pub... Erm car!!! :cool:

Oh my poor legs today :x
Well done Gav, yesterday I was in an inter club archery match up on Epsom Downs. In total I WALKED :o just over two miles back and forth to the targets shooting and retrieving arrows and that was on the FLAT :o I was absolutely shattered in that heat, Oh my poor back and legs today
Chas
 

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Jon Wildsmith said:
Was it as hot there as it was here (that's very hot )
It was hot Hot HOT baby!!! Barely a cloud in the sky all day - definitely hotter than there Jon ;-)

We started our climb around 12:30 at the height of it all... Good planning fellas - NOT!!! :lol:

Cossack said:
I was absolutely shattered in that heat
Heat is a killer isn't it Chas...

The path follows a stream for quite a long way - I was dying to hop in!!! Brrrr, chilly ;-)
 

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Damn, why didn't I twig when you said about Scarfell? I was up in the lakes meself all weekend :roll: Green laning, hiking, mountain biking and visiting rel'ies.

My donation's down now anyways, all the best with it mate.
 

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Gavlad said:
We started our climb around 12:30 at the height of it all... Good planning fellas - NOT!!! :lol:
Just thinking, I was on my way up to Ambleside from Windermere at 1pm, and my thermometer was reading 27C outside temp :!:
 

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Jon Wildsmith said:
That might have had something to do with it being harder than you remembered then gav :lol:
Plus, I was told yesterday that I stayed up later than I remembered on Friday night 'preparing' with the neighbours... :-(

Jimbo4x4 said:
My donation's down now anyways, all the best with it mate.
Cheers Jim, much appreciated :)

Jimbo4x4 said:
my thermometer was reading 27C outside temp
Hmmm, sounds about right from the state of my head!!! I hope its cooler in June...

Legs still sore BTW :roll:

Cheers all
Gav
 

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Scafell...

Here I am heading up the scree on the Hollow Stones route we (stoopidly) decided to tackle... Can anyone spot me?

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Note how I am selflessly using all my mountaineering experience, bringing up the rear to make sure there are no stragglers left behind... :lol:

On the summit - Tut (in the shades) sharing out the Kendal Mint Cake :cool:

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Looks about 27°C to me - cooking nicely...
 
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