29th January 2006
Ingleborough at the height of 723 metres is the second highest peak in Yorkshire (the highest being Whernside at 736 metres high). The club set off from Horton-in-Ribblesdale at 11 am with 3 of the group fell running, and 17 people walking.
The group had a mixed age range, with Ewan Derby and William Broadley being the two youngest at just 5yrs of age.
The three fell runners completed the route to the top and back (10 miles) in order: M.Lang 1hr 31mins, R.Collins and S.Cawthorne both 1hr 42mins. The rest of the group reached the peak at 1pm.
The summit of Ingleborough provided fantastic views of the North Yorkshire Moors and the Lake District. The weather was kind to us all day, although the peak had 2 inch of snow on top, this did however make a pleasant setting for lunch.
The club started the decent at 2pm via a different longer route, which took us through various crags and down steep valleys. We reached Horton at 4.30pm for a well earned rest in the local pub.
The club has many more walks planned in the near future, and meet regularly to discuss other proposed group activities. The club would like to thank the Goods Office and the Goole Cricket Club for the use of their facilities.
Ewan Derby and William Broadley being the two youngest at just 5yrs of age