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The ascent of Ingleborough - 1 of a few

Right.. who's up for a trip with me up Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks? You may recall that the summit is shrouded in mist and it's rather nippy up there but don't let put you off; there's plenty of fun on both the ascent and descent. Our virtual walk will be very leisurely and will probably take us over a week.

 

I've got all the equipment recommended for winter walking on the mountains. Actually, I haven't apart from a spare layer of clothing and a GPS; I do have a flask of tea and a couple of mince pies, though ;) Are you ready? Lets go....

 

We've already passed the entrance to Ingleborough Cave and Beck Head; the outlet of Clpaham Beck from the becks that drained into Gaping Gill (still to come). Here, we are entering Trow Gill. Just round the next corner comes a short scramble up over the rocks to get out of the Gill. ("Is it time for a mince pie yet?" "No!") 

 

Onwards...

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ascent of Ingleborough - 1 of a few

Right.. who's up for a trip with me up Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks? You may recall that the summit is shrouded in mist and it's rather nippy up there but don't let put you off; there's plenty of fun on both the ascent and descent. Our virtual walk will be very leisurely and will probably take us over a week.

 

I've got all the equipment recommended for winter walking on the mountains. Actually, I haven't apart from a spare layer of clothing and a GPS; I do have a flask of tea and a couple of mince pies, though ;) Are you ready? Lets go....

 

We've already passed the entrance to Ingleborough Cave and Beck Head; the outlet of Clpaham Beck from the becks that drained into Gaping Gill (still to come). Here, we are entering Trow Gill. Just round the next corner comes a short scramble up over the rocks to get out of the Gill. ("Is it time for a mince pie yet?" "No!") 

 

Onwards...

 

 

 

 

 

 

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Jan 2015, 00:12
I believe we should eat half the mince pies so we don't have to carry them, Alan.
Alan: I'm impressed with your selfless acts, all designed to lighten my load. I can cope, though wink
Ready!!!
And I have to admit I developed a taste for mince pies after tasting those that Frank's daughter made at Christmas!
Alan: Thanks, ELizabeth. MIncer pies are one of the joys of Christmas smile
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 26 Jan 2015, 06:19
This is going to be very much to my taste, Alan, thank you
Alan: These will be a just a stroll for you, Lisl, with the miles you have in your boots.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jan 2015, 07:00
My first impression was: a gorge I thought of Wilhelm Tell "TELL (enters with the cross-bow): He must come through this gorge. No other path leads to Kussnacht." A slowly steepy way - I think you have put on also your boots and taken with you a walking stick? A surely much- promising ascent and descent! I'll follow you - it could be a good training for my snowdrop journey in the midth of February - wellies and walking sticks are recommended for the gardens are wet and slippery.
Alan: William Tell is one of those stories that sticks in my mind from my childhood and I often listen to Rossini's Overture. You have been given sensible advice about the footwear for your snowdrops trip; the paths can be quite muddy and those that are paved can be slippery. Already I have seen snowdrops - not yet at their best, though.
Heave ho, let's go. A week's walk will gladly accommodate my crutches, I'm sure?! smile
Alan: Ah... it may be a step too far in crutches, Ginnie. I bet you would give it your best shot, though smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jan 2015, 07:36
Let's go indeed, this looks very promising.
Did you meet any people while walking?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingleborough
Alan: Thanks, Astrid, for the link to Wikipedia - so THAT's what it looks like in the sun. I'll have to give it a go on my next trip. There were plenty of people; always re-assuring in misty conditions.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jan 2015, 07:42
Good Lord - it is as if I have been shed of all my common sense and have assumed the identity of Mr A Rolfe, president of greater Scumsville mountaineering club..
Alan: A position, I'm sure you will fulfill with vigor and will inspire the citizens of Greater Scumsville to forego their visits to buy yet another sofa from DFS ("delivered in time for Christmas"wink and join you as you lead a trek from KFC, passinging McDonalds and Subway enroute and ending up paying homage to King Burger.
I am an armchair walker
I am always up for an adventure.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Jan 2015, 11:58
With my recent training in Greenland Alan, I should find this a doddle, as long as it's under 2,000 metres. That path looks almost flat, I could manage that with my eyes closed. Well not actually shut, you know what I am trying to say.

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