Dales Three Peaks
Sunday 16th April 2006
On Sunday 16 April, nine members of the Goole Mountaineering club set out to complete the 3 Peaks challenge walk in the Yorkshire Dales, undoubtedly the classic walk in the Dales.
The walk is approximately 26 miles in length, depending on the slight variations available on the route. What is compulsory though is that you must climb Pen-y-ghent (2,273ft), Whernside (2,419ft) and Ingleborough (2,373ft).
Starting at Horton in Ribblesdale the walk took the team on a superb circular of the hills and all completed well within the target time of 12 hours (completed in 10 hours and 10 minutes). With the exception of the initial climb, up Pen-y-ghent, the team were blessed with clear skies and stunning views of each of the hills.
The oldest person undertaking the walk was Dave Roffey at 43, the youngest Edward Cranswick at 9 years.