Ascent of Pen-y-ghent on 2009-05-24
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, May 24, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2277 ft / 694 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA glorious day - best of the year so far in the Dales, apparently. Set off with several school parties. Couldn't resist the diversion to Plover Hill, although the col en route from Pen-y-Ghent is boggy. Lunch overlooking the Ribblehead viaduct, having reached the end of the roughest section, between Pen-y-Ghent and Nether Lodge; some foraging sheep for company. Tried to persuade the despondent Ely College girls who were crashed out on the slopes of Whernside that they could complete the course inside the time limit. Shortly afterwards, realised that I would have to push on fast for the rest of the route. Ingleborough zig-zags almost too much. Overtook twelve walkers between Ingleborough summit and Horton. Arrived with 13 minutes to spare, ordered a pint of orange juice and a mug of tea, and almost fainted before I could get to a table. A few minutes later, the Ely girls rushed into the Pen-y-Ghent cafe, discovered they were a minute inside the time limit and clasped and kissed each other: and, in one case, burst into tears.
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Glorious sunny day|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Yorkshire three peaks|
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