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26th June 2021

Larchfield Ladies Conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks

Well, we did it. The Larchfield Ladies took on the might of the Yorkshire Three Peaks and we conquered them. It was an early start at 6.30am and we set off walking at 7.00am. We were walking in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Our first summit was Ingleborough, 723 meters, it was tough going, the further we climbed the colder, wetter it got and the fog rolled, when we reached the summit there was no view to be seen. As we descended the sun started to shine and you could see Whernside in the distance. On approaching Whernside 736 m, Debbie said "oh look at those ants walking up the hillside". It was the other walkers and those ants will soon be us. The climb up was like never ending steps and then when you thought you were at the top, the path just seemed to continue forever. Whernside conquered, a steady walk down to the stop for lunch. Whilst having lunch a vintage steam train passed over the Ribbleshead Viaduct. 10 miles left, the final push and another never ending path and then the summit of Pen-y-gent in the distance, 694 m high, nearly there. We all made it, one of the toughest challenges in life, I think we have all very proud of ourselves.

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