The Three Peaks 13th July 2013
The hill of Whernside (736 m or 2,415 ft), Ingleborough (723 m or 2,372 ft) and Pen-y-ghent (694 m or 2,277 ft) are collectively known as the Three Peaks. The usual challenge is to complete the circular route of 42km (26miles) in a maximum of 12 hours.
The villages 3 peaks challenge this year was to walk the route overnight. Starting at Horton in Ribblesdale at 20:15 so that we could be at the top of Pen-y-ghent to watch the sunset at 21:30
We then walked to Ribblehead in the twilight before having to put on head torches to reach the summit of Whernside. We then descended Whernside in the dark and made our way up Ingleborough in time to watch the sun rise at 04:57 where we cooked bacon and egg to make some well anticipated bacon butties sandwiches.
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