Category: The Lake District

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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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]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kcwWKvR_nM[/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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Harvey Maps support the 10 Peaks Challenge once more

Many thanks to Harvey Maps who have kindly agreed to support the 10 Peaks Challenge once again. HARVEY has been making high quality maps for outdoor recreation for 30 years and has coverage of the popular walking areas of the more »

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When is a Peak not a Peak?

Some of you may have noticed that the route has changed very slightly from 2010 as has the list of 10 highest peaks. In case you were worried about the plate tectonics around Cumbria I though I would clarify that more »

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The Bog – What is the Solution?

The Bog forms the route from CP1 (south of Thirlmere reservoir) up to High Raise. Leading up to the 2010 event ground water levels were near an all time low but those who dared to enter The Bog found that more »

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