Author: Paul

Activator Ampule – the mysterious brown tube

I was a bit wary of this brown tube as I saw it lying in the boot of the marshal’s car at Honistor Slate Mine but I would go as far as to say it is partly responsible for me more »

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A long hot day in The Lakes by Andy Ellwood

3am in the morning and I’m sat up in bed, wearing just my navy blue Patagonia Y fronts and a head torch. I’m also smearing factor 30 sun block on my arms and legs. A guy looks in the window, more »

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10 Peaks marshals go the extra mile

It’s not just the competitors that go the extra mile in aid of charity. The 10 Peaks Challenge attracts extreme marshals too! Aqua Consultants were not content with setting up a check point on top of the highest mountain in more »

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10 Peaks 2011 Race Report

Saturday July 2nd was a very long day for all 102 people who made it to the start line of the 2nd 10 Peaks Challenge. At 3.20am two coaches picked up competitors from Keswick for the 20 minute ride to more »

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10 Peaks 2011 – Gallery 1

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10 Peaks 2011 Winners

A huge well done to our 2011 winners. Adam Jackson became the first person to ever complete the course and he did so in a time of 14 hours 30 minutes. He was followed by Ozzy Kershaw (pictured below) who more »

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Jonathan Hobbs and Andy Eve video diary – 10 Peaks 2011

It really was fantastic, epic. There were a lot of highs but it was also brutal, with some considerable lows!! As the website said, “Too hard, too far!” J. Hobbs & A. Eve [youtube][/youtube]

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Honister Slate Mine supports the 10 Peaks

A huge thank you to all the staff at Honister Slate Mine who played host to the event on Saturday. Not only did they allow us to use their mine as a venue for a check point but they also more »

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James Thomas – 10 Peaks Challenge

I found my knees giving way on the way down Scafell, and the route up to Pillar was a killer. Hands and knees all the way up. Then Great Gable was lovely in its loneliness. The night traverse from the more »

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Lord’s Rake or Foxes Tarn?

That is the question. Which way will you go from Scafell Pike on your way to Scafell? Do you scramble up the Rake? Or is too dangerous due to the risk of the large boulders slipping? I’d certainly rather go more »

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