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Re: I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:54 am
by Albear
I'm keeping mine in a spreadsheet until it's safe.

Re: I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:24 am
by Mini E
Refreshing BBC breaking news every few minutes in-case.

Re: I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:38 am
by Victor Mildew
Just down from snowdon on the way to cadair.

Started walking at 5 am and it seemed ok at first, a little drizzly but not too bad. Then we got about a third of the way up and it all went to gooseberry fool. Fuuuuuck me I've never known wind like it - I think it must have been pushing 80+mph with heavy rain, hail and zero visibility. When we got to the summit we couldn't see more than 10ft. It's only when we got near to the bottom that we could see and warm up again.

Re: I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:56 pm
by Albear
*uploadingAD7.xls*
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Re: I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:59 pm
by LewisD
gooseberry fool, I wish I'd asked for dibs on his Van before he died :x

Re: I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:19 pm
by Curls
Ahh mate, you should go at a better time of year, obviously mid-summer in Wales is gonna be gooseberry fool.

Re: I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:23 am
by Mini E
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Re: I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:43 am
by Victor Mildew
Sorry to dissapoint but I am here ;)

Looooooong day (I'll go in to it later).

Re: I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:35 pm
by Mommy
Well played Mate.

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:15 pm
by Victor Mildew
Thanks. I'm waiting for the other team member's pics before posting a proper update as I only have a photo of the cadair summit on my phone, wheras they have the Snowdon and Pen y Fan ones.

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:56 pm
by Mini E
Well done for not falling off the top. Did Snowdon as the final of the Three Peaks challenge last year and it was tough :dread:

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:19 am
by Victor Mildew
Jesus I can imagine :dread: Pen y fan was a joke compared to the rest so a welcome one to end on. The road we live on is steeper than that :lol:

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:47 am
by Mini E
Ad7 wrote:Jesus I can imagine :dread: Pen y fan was a joke compared to the rest so a welcome one to end on. The road we live on is steeper than that :lol:


:lol: We took a group of 13 year olds up there :lol: Beautiful scenery but definitely the easiest of the three you did! You chose the right order, I think.

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:55 am
by Preezy
Congrats, Ad, I'll get round to donating when I'm back from my holidays.

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:59 am
by Hexx
Ad7 wrote:Thanks. I'm waiting for the other team member's pics before posting a proper update as I only have a photo of the cadair summit on my phone, wheras they have the Snowdon and Pen y Fan ones.


Did you only go up one Peak? :P

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:18 am
by Victor Mildew
I went up your strawberry floating face

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:32 am
by LewisD
:lol:

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me. TARGET HIT!

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:03 pm
by Victor Mildew
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Snowdon summit:
:toot:


Cadair Idris summit:
:toot:


Pen y fan summit:
:lol:


As I said before, the ascent of Snowdon was strawberry floating horrendous. Genuinely frightening conditions for the second half of it and I was fearing we'd get to the top and find nobody there. Luckily there was but visibility was about 5 feet at best so we didn't get any views at all for the effort :simper: We were going to take the Pyg track down but the people organising another 3 peaks event said they were stopping people coming up anything but the easy train track walk as the conditions were so bad :dread: We walked down the train route and avoided death :datass:

Cadair was absolutely stunning. The weather was kind, with a light mist on the way up keeping us cool and then a nice bit of sun on the way back down making for nice photos. It took a long time though (see below) meaning we were late heading to Pen y fan.

Pen y fan was a joke :lol: But people were really flagging by then so a lot of waiting meant we did most of it in the dark and again missed any views :|

We started the whole thing at 5am and finished at 11.45pm :fp:

Overall I really enjoyed doing it, but it took strawberry floating aaaaaaages becuase we were such a small group and had wildly different fitness levels. A few were struggling so much at the start of the second mountain that with all the stopping and waiting for people to catch up, I reckon we lost about 3 hours total. I'd definitely do it again at some point but only if we could be in groups of a similar level, as it's bad enough for those having to wait, but the people struggling must feel like utter gooseberry fool having to play catch up all day. I didn't really know the people I did it with (context) That well at the start but I feel I've made some good friends now :toot:

9/10 would climb again.

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me. TARGET HIT!

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:05 pm
by Moggy
And now we get to play “which one is Ad7?”

Re: *done* I am doing the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge in June, please consider sponsoring me. TARGET HIT!

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:06 pm
by Victor Mildew
The one in the blue.